Finally some meaningful action in reaction to the shooting of a teenager who was holding a knife. The incident happened in 2014.
The cop who shot the teen 16 times has since been convicted of first degree murder, a real step forward in this culture of protecting police who murder.
But Mayor Rahm Emanuel took it one step further, giving the boot to the Superintendent of Police in Chicagoland.
I hope this will be the start of a trend to hold police AND their supervisors legally responsible for their actions. Police are not above the law! And even if the kid had a knife…there are many ways of subduing a suspect without using a gun. Even if the cop felt his life was truly in danger, it doesn’t take 16 bullets to neutralize one kid with a knife.