It is racial disrespect.
A statement made last week by the head of the Fraternal Order of Police after former Supt. Garry McCarthy was fired is a glaring example of that disrespect.
Dean Angelo likened the demonstrators demanding McCarthy’s head to children. He also likened the mayor to a “permissive” parent who was giving into ease “racial tensions.”
“People are screaming for a change. If you have kids that scream for treats, they’ll continue to scream, and demand even more candy, “ Angelo said.
Black people aren’t kids screaming treats.
Black people are Americans demanding justice.
– Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times
Photo credit: Frank James Johnson.
Nothing short of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation will restore faith and trust in an already-fractured system that he further perverted, apparently for his own gain.
Loyalty can’t make me overlook 17-year-old Laquan McDonald — shot 16 times by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke —the bullets coming first as McDonald tried to walk away and then as he lay dying on the ground. I can’t overlook the facts: that it took Emanuel and the city of Chicago 13 months and a judge’s order to release the dashcam footage, that the city only announced a settlement with the McDonald family conveniently after Emanuel’s election, and that it took a city’s outrage to force the mayor to even consider dismissing police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, which he ultimately did this week.
Just released documents show that all the police officers on the scene filed reports that supported the lies of officer Jason Van Dyke. Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times as McDonald walked away from Van Dyke.
“At the end of the day I am the Mayor and I own it.” – Rahm Emanuel
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