Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones killed in Chicago, USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

Oops! Cops “Accidentally” Kill Two More Black People

28 December 2015

Police officials admit to shooting two innocent individuals accidentally. 19 year old Quintonio Legrier and 55 year old Bettie Jones were shot by police in two separate incidents. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

Do you think police are trained to shoot first and ask questions later? Let us know in the comments below.

“Already rocked by protests over a string of officer-involved shootings, the Chicago Police Department is offering ‘condolences’ for two more victims: a student and a grandma.

He was a promising engineering student who grew up in foster care and was determined to make something of himself. She was a mother of five who loved church and dancing, and had just hosted her family Christmas.

In the early hours of Dec. 26, both were killed by Chicago cops responding to a 911 call over the student—a heartbreaking incident that comes weeks after the U.S. Department of Justice announced an investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s use of excessive force against minorities.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

United States: Protests over latest police shooting

Tuesday 29th December 2015

by Our Foreign Desk

FRIENDS and relatives of two black neighbours shot dead by police in the US city of Chicago gathered in protest on Sunday.

University student Quintonio LeGrier and grandmother Bettie Jones were killed on Saturday morning after police were called to deal with an argument between the teenager and his father Antonio LeGrier at their upstairs flat in the two-storey building.

Police claimed that officers “were confronted by a combative subject resulting in the discharging of the officer’s weapon,” adding that Ms Jones “was accidentally struck.”

Mr LeGrier Jnr was home for Christmas holidays from Northern Illinois University, where he studied electrical engineering.

He was outside the downstairs flat, reportedly holding a baseball bat, when the police arrived. His father heard Ms Jones shout: “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” before police shot his son multiple times.

“I used to watch the news daily and I would grieve for other mothers, other family members, and now today I’m grieving myself,” Mr LeGrier’s mother Janet Cooksey told reporters on Sunday.

“Why do (police) have to shoot first and ask questions later?” Ms Jones’s friend Jacqueline Walker asked. “It’s ridiculous.”

On Sunday the Washington Post reported that 965 people had been shot dead by US police in 2015, 90 of whom were unarmed.

The report said that while black men represented 6 per cent of the US population, they made up 40 per cent of those shot dead by police this year.

Three out of five of those killed who were not armed with a gun had either black or Latin American heritage, the report said.

13 thoughts on “Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones killed in Chicago, USA

  1. Hi Kitty, I wonder if you would do a favour for me and send an email to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. They just let a police officer who killed a 12 year old black boy, Tamir Rice, get away with murder. I want them to know the world is watching. They have a web site and contact there. This is what I sent to them:
    Mr. McGinty, how can you justify what just happened in regards to a 12 year old boy, Tamir Rice? The world is looking and it is horrified at this injustice. Until justice prevails it will happen again and again. This is just wrong and deep in your heart you must know this.
    Leslie Martel


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