Revolution #242, August 14, 2011
Some of the STOLEN LIVES in JUNE & JULY in CHICAGO
INDICT, CONVICT, JAIL KILLER COPS
Jimmell Cannon and Joe Banks were repeatedly shot by Chicago police but both are still alive as of this writing. Many of the other 42 shot by police died of their wounds. A brief picture of only a few of the people murdered by police this summer:
June 7, 2011. Police kill Flint Farmer in a hail of bullets. They said that they thought his cell phone was a gun. There were immediate protests in the neighborhood and a big outpouring at his funeral, which concluded with his father who is a pastor calling on everyone in attendance to hold up their phones and say: “Don’t shoot, officer. It’s a cell phone. (See “Justice for Flint Farmer! Jail the Chicago Cops Who Killed Him!” in Revolution #237, June 26, 2011.)
June 13, 2011. Pedro Gonzalez, 21, was standing by a street memorial mourning the death of a 15-year-old friend when he was gunned down by the police. After the murder, Chicago Tribune headlines screamed: “Another Shooting on A Violent Block—this Neighborhood is Bad.” Pedro’s father told the press he had no idea why his son, who he described as a ‘dorky kid,’ was gunned down by the police.
July 11, 2011. JonRynn Avery, 23, is chased by police through a glass door to his apartment building. Police drive family members out of the house and let Avery bleed to death. Police had made Avery’s life a living hell before they killed him.
July 14, 2011. Mark Haynie, 17, dies in police custody after being severely beaten.
July 17, 2011. Niko Husband, 19, killed coming out of a club with his arm around his girlfriend. He was shot while convulsing on the ground as a result of being tasered.
THE LIST GOES ON, OVER THE YEARS AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
THOUSANDS OF STOLEN LIVES.
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