Even as I write these words a video is being released in Chicago which depicts the action of police officer Jason Van Dyke. On October 20, 2014, Dyke along with several other officers encountered 17 year old Laquan McDonald wandering the streets with a 4 inch knife that he used to slash at car tires. Although there were several policemen at the scene, although Laquan had never made any effort to attack the cops, police officer Van Dyke decided to take action. He pumped, not one, not two, not ten, but SIXTEEN bullets into the body of a teenager who was on the ground in pain and near death.
Jason Van Dyke is being indicted for murder. Naturally, he will claim that his “life was in danger” from a 4 inch knife that never was pointed at him. There will be demonstrations,there may be riots. It is time for police to behave as GUARDIANS OF PEACE.
Such is life in Chicago where gangsters murder 11 year old boys and cops murder 17 year old boys.
Oh, not a Muslim terrorist in sight.