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(Buzzfeed News)   New footage shows that 13-year-old Adam Toledo had his hands up when he was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer   (buzzfeednews.com) divider line
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2021-04-15 5:43:40 PM  
Bastards.
 
2021-04-15 5:46:42 PM  
Prosecutors initially said that as the boy turned toward the officer, he had a gun in his right hand. Immediately before the video was released, however, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office told WGN9 that that detail was inaccurate and that the attorney who provided the information "failed to fully inform himself before speaking in court."

That's a really weird way to spell "Perjured Himself".
 
2021-04-15 5:47:25 PM  
Chicago is well known for having a problem with gangs. The largest of them just has qualified immunity.
 
2021-04-15 5:47:48 PM  

Bootleg: Prosecutors initially said that as the boy turned toward the officer, he had a gun in his right hand. Immediately before the video was released, however, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office told WGN9 that that detail was inaccurate and that the attorney who provided the information "failed to fully inform himself before speaking in court."

That's a really weird way to spell "Perjured Himself".


So the lawyers believed the cop and didn't watch the footage?

Rookie move.
 
2021-04-15 5:48:40 PM  
To be a little more accurate, he was putting his hands up when he was shot. Like, literally putting his hands up (quickly), and boom.

/saw the video
//it's disturbing as hell.
 
2021-04-15 5:50:44 PM  

Myrdinn: Bastards.


ALL COPS ARE BASTARDS.
 
2021-04-15 5:54:48 PM  
If he didn't want to be executed by a white-power gang he should have been born white.
 
2021-04-15 5:57:44 PM  
This. Can't. Be. Reformed.

Now let's watch the president and other politicians, not to mention conservative Farkers, decry the protests instead of the police violence.
 
2021-04-15 6:01:03 PM  
Good lord. Abolish police unions and qualified immunity. Right now.
 
2021-04-15 6:01:23 PM  

JammerJim: To be a little more accurate, he was putting his hands up when he was shot. Like, literally putting his hands up (quickly), and boom.

/saw the video
//it's disturbing as hell.


I can't bring myself to watch anymore. He was 3 years older than my eldest.

I'm just so farking tired of being sad and angry.
 
2021-04-15 6:04:00 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: This. Can't. Be. Reformed.

Now let's watch the president and other politicians, not to mention conservative Farkers, decry the protests instead of the police violence.


One CAN be against both things. But it is weird how the cons focus on the looting and just don't see that if cops weren't shooting 13 year olds then there wouldn't be looting.

/actually not that weird
//if you listen to the cons for a while
 
2021-04-15 6:09:13 PM  
Even as our understanding of this incident continues to evolve, this remains a complicated and nuanced story and we all must proceed with deep empathy and calm," Lightfoot said during a press conference Thursday.

What part of, pissing your pants because you're so scared of a child, you shoot him dead with a gun, is complicated? Do they only recruit, frightened sissy men, to be police. Are they not allowed to hire real men?
 
2021-04-15 6:14:28 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: This. Can't. Be. Reformed.

Now let's watch the president and other politicians, not to mention conservative Farkers, decry the protests instead of the police violence.


I'm not sure if Middle Class America understands what you are saying. Reformation cannot and will not happen within the current political or economic structures in place. Soon enough it'll be so bad they won't be able to ignore it.
 
2021-04-15 6:28:15 PM  
What's sicker is that you just know there are conservative suckholes scouring the internet searching for a reason to shiat on this kid.

"He was no angel" just like they did to Trayvon Martin or George Floyd or anyone else the police murdered in cold blood.
 
2021-04-15 7:04:26 PM  
  
Axon video is good because it keeps the video the same as what the officer would see. It doesn't enhance the video for low light. What the video you see is, is what the officer actually saw. That way if the officer is operating in low light you won't get a distorted picture of what was actually happening.

He saw clearly what was going on.
 
2021-04-15 7:19:51 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: JammerJim: To be a little more accurate, he was putting his hands up when he was shot. Like, literally putting his hands up (quickly), and boom.

/saw the video
//it's disturbing as hell.

I can't bring myself to watch anymore. He was 3 years older than my eldest.

I'm just so farking tired of being sad and angry.


That's what they're counting on -- outrage fatigue.
 
2021-04-15 7:33:22 PM  

Bootleg: Prosecutors initially said that as the boy turned toward the officer, he had a gun in his right hand. Immediately before the video was released, however, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office told WGN9 that that detail was inaccurate and that the attorney who provided the information "failed to fully inform himself before speaking in court."

That's a really weird way to spell "Perjured Himself".


According to TFA he had a gun, but threw it down behind the fence. There's a picture of where he ditched it. The question is, did the cop still think he had the gun in his hand, or did he use having seen the gun earlier as an excuse to shoot him anyway?
 
2021-04-15 8:03:39 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: Chicago is well known for having a problem with gangs. The largest of them just has qualified immunity.


Watched The trial of the chicago 7 and the Judas and the black messiah... yeah all cops in chicago should be fired, put under arrest until all their service is inspected by a council of citizen against police brutality or something, you know, people who wont protect the sons of biatches from their crimes...

Pigs are literally a million times more dangerous to the average guy than ISIS or Al-Qaeda ever were.
 
2021-04-15 8:35:16 PM  
Well, that's going to eat into the city's lawsuit slush fund this year.
 
2021-04-15 8:43:55 PM  
Inexcusable, but it's worth noting that having 13-year-olds running the streets with handguns is a bit of a problem, as well.

Shooting them down with their hands up is obviously a suboptimal solution.
 
2021-04-15 8:44:37 PM  
#HandsUpDontShppt
 
2021-04-15 8:44:50 PM  

Jack Sabbath: What's sicker is that you just know there are conservative suckholes scouring the internet searching for a reason to shiat on this kid.

"He was no angel" just like they did to Trayvon Martin or George Floyd or anyone else the police murdered in cold blood.


Already seen them doing it.
 
2021-04-15 8:45:05 PM  

italie: Well, that's going to eat into the city's lawsuit slush fund this year.


Hopefully $35 Million
 
2021-04-15 8:45:45 PM  
He had a gun, at some point, which means he was likely to be charged with a crime and tried as an adult, so did the cop really shoot an unarmed child?
 
2021-04-15 8:45:53 PM  
I'm pretty sure the gangs are currently doing a better job at policing than the police are.
 
2021-04-15 8:46:41 PM  
So, why do black and brown people run from the police like it's a genetic instinct?

Oh...
 
2021-04-15 8:46:43 PM  
His apparently empty hands.
 
2021-04-15 8:46:50 PM  

Jeff5: Inexcusable, but it's worth noting that having 13-year-olds running the streets with handguns is a bit of a problem, as well.

Shooting them down with their hands up is obviously a suboptimal solution.


The officer was clearly trying for a better solution by shooting him before his hands were fully-raised.
 
2021-04-15 8:47:47 PM  
Damn, I wish the Republicans would let us reform the police.

Wait...what?

This happened in Chicago?

Democratic stronghold Chicago?

Well...your move, Democrats.
 
2021-04-15 8:49:29 PM  

foo monkey: He had a gun, at some point, which means he was likely to be charged with a crime and tried as an adult, so did the cop really shoot an unarmed child?


He was merely exercising  his 2nd amendment rights.
 
2021-04-15 8:51:15 PM  
It's weird in a way but I think Trump was very good for amplifying and calling attention to this issue. He trumpeted the stuff and his racist followers loved it and I think that helped activate the protests last Summer. Now the police just keep killing black people and and we aren't getting the strong reaction and uprising against it
 
2021-04-15 8:51:31 PM  
What I saw: The officer knew he had no gun in his hands when he shot him. Why? Because he goes immediately toward the victim when he goes down. There was no gun to secure before rendering aid.

I don't know jack about policing but that much seems obvious. Except for maybe why he covered his body cam for about two seconds right after he shot the kid.
 
2021-04-15 8:52:22 PM  

TheSwizz: So, why do black and brown people run from the police like it's a genetic instinct?

Oh...


So, why do black and brown people run from the police like it's a genetic survival instinct? Oh...
 
2021-04-15 8:52:56 PM  
Peaceful solutions to this are impossible now.
 
2021-04-15 8:54:22 PM  
clearly we must give the police more money for training and reform
 
2021-04-15 8:55:43 PM  
Where are Ice-T and Ice Cube to bring clarity to the situation?
 
2021-04-15 8:56:10 PM  

TheSwizz: So, why do black and brown people run from the police like it's a genetic instinct?

Oh...


Do not run away, live to fight another day.
 
2021-04-15 8:58:05 PM  
also lori lightfoot is living proof that you can be a gay black female democrat and still be a total boot licker even though CPD doesn't like her at all
 
2021-04-15 8:58:20 PM  
"Just Do It" that's farked up.
 
2021-04-15 8:58:41 PM  
Did anyone bother to read the article?  He had a gun moments before and tossed it right before he turned toward the cop. The cop was chasing someone who had a gun. Come on...
 
2021-04-15 8:59:09 PM  
'Murica.
 
2021-04-15 8:59:29 PM  
remember that guy begging for his life in a hallway?  Just begging?  And they killed him.


Like. . . what is it gonna take?
 
2021-04-15 9:01:33 PM  
What Joe Biden will probably say: "Was Adam Toledo armed or unarmed? We don't know. Let's let the police investigations decide. But, please don't riot because it makes me look bad."

What Joe Biden should say: "Police shooting black and brown people is a mass tragedy and here is my five step plan to bring trust back to the communities: 1) Dismantle DHS, 2) Demilitarize all police, 3) End all federal funding of police officers for a period of 5 years, 4) Ban all police unions, and 5) end qualified immunity."
 
2021-04-15 9:02:01 PM  
That's why I don't wear shirts that say "Just Do It."
 
2021-04-15 9:04:03 PM  

please: Did anyone bother to read the article?  He had a gun moments before and tossed it right before he turned toward the cop. The cop was chasing someone who had a gun. Come on...


The cops weren't alert with their ham sandwich. That would have solved a lot of problems for them. Same as it ever was
 
2021-04-15 9:04:36 PM  

please: Did anyone bother to read the article?  He had a gun moments before and tossed it right before he turned toward the cop. The cop was chasing someone who had a gun. Come on...


I watched the video and the cop was ordering him to raise his hands. As the kid was raising his empty hands, the cop shot him.
 
2021-04-15 9:04:50 PM  

Jack Sabbath: What's sicker is that you just know there are conservative suckholes scouring the internet searching for a reason to shiat on this kid.

"He was no angel" just like they did to Trayvon Martin or George Floyd or anyone else the police murdered in cold blood.


wHaT WAs hE dOInG oUt At 2:30 aM? WhAr wErE hIS pArENts?!?

/will be the braindead response
 
2021-04-15 9:06:14 PM  

misanthropicsob: What Joe Biden will probably say: "Was Adam Toledo armed or unarmed? We don't know. Let's let the police investigations decide. But, please don't riot because it makes me look bad."

What Joe Biden should say: "Police shooting black and brown people is a mass tragedy and here is my five step plan to bring trust back to the communities: 1) Dismantle DHS, 2) Demilitarize all police, 3) End all federal funding of police officers for a period of 5 years, 4) Ban all police unions, and 5) end qualified immunity."


Instead of banning police Unions, make them pay the civil penalties awarded to the families.
 
2021-04-15 9:06:38 PM  

wesmon: please: Did anyone bother to read the article?  He had a gun moments before and tossed it right before he turned toward the cop. The cop was chasing someone who had a gun. Come on...

The cops weren't alert with their ham sandwich. That would have solved a lot of problems for them. Same as it ever was


Definitely could have been a ham sandwich. Also could have definitely been an armed 13 year old farking around and finding out, like far too many in Chicago have already, sadly, from police and fellow gang members.
 
2021-04-15 9:06:41 PM  

misanthropicsob: 1) Dismantle DHS, 2) Demilitarize all police, 3) End all federal funding of police officers for a period of 5 years, 4) Ban all police unions, and 5) end qualified immunity."


question

With murders and violent crime skyrocketing in the US and especially in cities where they have reduced police budgets and staff, how likely are any of these to make our society any safer?

This isn't snark, but an honest question.  I am just glad I live in a rural area where none of this is an issue.  Feel sorry for those of you that have to deal with this on a day to day basis.
 
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