Bring Back the Fleeing Felon Rule!
- A recently released convicted murderer robbed a Near West Side gas station at gunpoint and then told arresting officers they should have shot him because he would have "shot both of you'' if he had the chance, authorities alleged.
The man, Tolbert Walls, 30, of the Far South Side, was charged Saturday with felony armed robbery, resisting arrest and violating parole.
The officers followed the two men as they drove off. At Lake Street, police pulled the car over. The two men jumped out and ran, Bright said. The men allegedly dropped two handguns, including a loaded .357
The minute, hell, the exact second, that someone runs and drops a pistol, the "New and Improved" fleeing felon rule ought to be invoked - Fire at will, fire for effect.
And the minute jagoff admits he would have shot both cops if he had the chance? Street execution. Because we can't think of a single reason to have to keep this waste of protoplasm alive any longer than it takes to put a bullet in his head. Mad dogs need to be put down, plain and simple.