Chicago, USA police kill teenager, woman

This video from Chicago in the USA says about itself:

College Student and 55-Year Old Woman Shot Dead by Police on West Side

26 December 2015

RIP Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones

By Sebastian Murdock in the USA:

Chicago Cop Shoots Dead Teen, 55-Year-Old Woman

“We’re thinking the police are going to serve us, take him to the hospital. They took his life.”

12/26/2015 01:19 pm ET | Updated 3 hours ago

A Chicago officer responding to a domestic disturbance call fatally shot a teenager being treated for a mental illness, along with a 55-year-old woman.

Officers responded to the call at an apartment complex early Saturday, after the father of 19-year-old Quintonio Legrier called police to say his son was acting erratic and carrying a metal baseball bat.

“He was having a mental situation,” Legrier’s mother, Janet Cooksey, told ABC 7. “Sometimes he will get loud, but not violent.

The officer, who has not yet been identified, fatally shot Legrier seven times, the teen’s family said.

“We’re thinking the police are going to service us, take him to the hospital,” Cooksey told the Chicago Tribune. “They took his life.

A second victim, who has been identified as 55-year-old Bettie Jones, was a downstairs tenant and bystander. Her daughter, Latisha Jones, told the Tribune she found her mother dead with a gunshot wound to her neck.

“She wasn’t saying anything,” Latisha Jones told the publication. “I had to keep checking for a pulse.”

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting.

Chicago police said that Jones was “accidentally struck and tragically killed” by the officer, who has been placed on administrative duty for 30 days. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also issued a statement, saying that “anytime an officer uses force the public deserves answers, and regardless of the circumstances, we all grieve anytime there is a loss of life in our city.”

Loved ones demand answers after Chicago police kill two: here.

It looks like the ‘shoot first, think later’ mentality is coming back from the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. to the USA.

On December 26, a college student and a bakery worker were shot and killed by one or more members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) in an incident on the west side of the city. In a separate incident that day, a 26-year-old father was shot five times and seriously injured by CPD officers on the far south side of the city. The killings in Chicago add to the daily list of victims of police violence. According the news aggregator, 1,185 people have been killed by cops in 2015 so far, a 6.7 percent increase over the 1,108 killed in 2014: here.

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