Monday, June 11, 2007

Update to Below Shooting

  • Just then, a police car was driving west on 71st, taking a suspect to a station, and two officers jumped out. Seconds later, Derrick Traylor Jr. -- who is supposed to graduate today from Robeson High School -- allegedly turned toward police, gun in his hand.

    He was shot three times.

    "They just jumped out of the car and shot him," a sobbing aunt said. "He would've stopped if they'd said, 'freeze.' "

    Police say they told him to drop the gun before firing.

  • And while the Traylor family acknowledged there was blame to be shared, word that a teenager had been shot by an officer sent waves through an Englewood neighborhood dotted by vacant lots, abandoned houses and signs pleading "Stop. Killing People." As crime-scene tape was lifted, rumblings began in the crowd, with talk of officers involved in other shootings and videotaped barroom beatings
Yup, those damn polices, shooting yet another completely innocent altar boy who was just out expressing his discontent with his father in the accepted Englewood fashion.



Anonymous one crazy summer said...

Fuck them this is coming from a family that solves there problems by firing guns at each other. So when we yell "POLICE DROP THE GUN" they are going to listen?

This going to be a crazy summer.
Hell this weekend alone, 2 police shootings and who knows how many people shot at least 3 in the 6th dist.

Be on your toes and stay safe out there!

6/11/2007 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another honor student bites the dust.

6/11/2007 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police are to blame in this one!!

I mean seriously...what the fuck..

Can't a crackhead dad and a punk-ass, disrespectful piece of shit son have a gun fight without the racist Englewood police getting in the way??!!!

Po-lice's fault. Definitely!

6/11/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This stroy describes a whole lot about what is wrong with the black ghettos, the media and this job. Risk your neck running into a location where 20 shots just rang our, confront a shooter and as a result you a now the bad guy. You cant win in the black ghetto! Stop trying!

The slant the Sun-Times put on this article is pahthetic.

This City sucks.

6/11/2007 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess they will have to put his grammar school grad picture on the front page of both Chicago news rags since he won't have his high school picture. Once again, we have that 100th of a second to make the decision to fire, the rest of the world has forever to critique the decision. Same old story.

6/11/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Godforbid the "people" of Englewood address the real problem here. Nope, let's blame the police.

And you wonder why your "neighborhood" has been a bombed out warzone for decades and will continue to be.

6/11/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel another dilly daley rant coming about banning guns. Here's an idea; enforce some of the gun laws we have on the books now.

Do away with the I bonds, lock these mopes up. BTW anyone know the forfeiture rate on I bonds.
the bookkeepping costs have to outweigh any revenue realized by the county.

6/11/2007 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Its only a JOB! said...

Why the hell do anything anymore??? Im so sick of hearing how its the police fault when something like this happens. She wanted the officer to yell FREEZE??? Sorry mutt but my life, and partners come way before some dog-ass punk. I got news for you liberals, and cop haters do not count on ME to do jack for you. Im going to drive by with blinders on and let "minority" community have its way, no police service. I will collect my checks and laugh whenever I pull onto a crime scene when I see a gangbangers head blown off and the family crying. Its not bitterness its just how many cops feel about serving the public. The media and to a certain point socity has made the police "US against Them" and thats how many cops are going about our job.

6/11/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when you think it can't get any worse with the media. Unf*%#ing believable. You hit it right on the head, this was acceptable behavior, so how dare the police come buy and shoot someone involved in a running gun battle. How about this, since these people don't want to be policed, lets build a wall around Englewood and a few other choice "hoods" and let them have at it. Then put all those police resources in the parts of the city that have always deserved and appreciate police service. Then, if any of the "people" from Englewo0d etc.. come in to steal, kill, rob,etc.. the police will be ready for them.

6/11/2007 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Tribune headline "Boy hurt in shooting" like it was the polices fault young Jo-Jo done got hurt!

6/11/2007 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

WBBM AM radio this morning kept running the story every ten minutes how this guy wasn't going to be at his graduation at Robeson HS tonight because the police shot him. I thought WBBM was somewhat moderate in police stories until now. The implication that the police were at fault was very clear from the wording of the story. What a bunch of saying he didn't have a gun (two were recovered, one that the bad guy was holding and had just used, the other was the one that the father was holding, presumably to shoot back at the son and/or the police). Another relative said that if the police would have just said to put down the gun, he would have done that. Sorry auntie, but when you turn toward the police after shooting at someone and you are raising a gun toward them, the law and department orders clearly state that a PO does not have to tell you to put it down, it is time to shoot the bad guy for your own protection.
P.S. Before anyone says anything, this is the case regardless of whether the man with the gun is Black, Hispanic, Korean, Irish, Polish, whatever.....for those of you outside the Police Community who read this blog.

6/11/2007 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do know how to work the system. Dollar signs from their wrongful death case dancing in their heads already. And all these "eye witnesses" now swearing no one but the police had a weapon. Good grief.

6/11/2007 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Chris P said...

WBBM-AM on my ride in this morning is reporting the story with the headline "19-year old shot by police to miss graduation". Latest non-witness statement is "He didn't have no gun!" Hmm. Double negative?

I'm sure if the officers had just kept driving, the fine people in the neighborhood would have take care of it themselves.

6/11/2007 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought that people know that everyone stops when you say "freeze". this is not simon says you dumb ass, if we hesitate, we die. maybe your family should of brought up the kid better by keeping him out of the streets. idiots.

6/11/2007 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so pissed at those po's!!! I hear that the little angel had the cure for BOTH cancer AND aids written down on a piece of government provided paper, right in the breast pocket of his suitcoat, and the wayward bullets shredded it to bits! Even worse, I hear that his link card is MIA. Thanks a ton. Sheesh.
In all seriousness, I'm glad you coppers are ok. I've been there, as I'm sure a lot of us have....and can only suggest that you don't watch the news, don't read the paper, don't keep checking the blog (no offense scc)...just take your days off, relax (try to), and forget about being the police for a while. God bless.

6/11/2007 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger 025 Gallows (retired) said...

He was only having a gun battle with his father. Of course he would of stopped if the officers shouted out the F word. I wonder how this family celebrates fathers day? Unbelievable!!!

6/11/2007 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep they can murder, rape and cause unbelievable acts of depravity against each other and their children.
But soon as an armed offender is shot by Police in a justified shooting, they all come out of the woodwork with their yabba,dabba doos,Please.

Hey Englewood Community can you say "Living in Denial?"

6/11/2007 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the family be claimin the ladd was unarmed. What a sport junior and pop shootin at each other on a Sunday.

Were is Congressman Rush and Father whack job snuffin priest.

6/11/2007 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee i thought the cease fire programs were supposed to work....hehehehe. dont worry folks im sure at the next caps meeting the fearless supervisors will hold hands with the "revrends" of the community and say those big bad racist policeesss had no right to pull out their guns in that situation and they should of took the time to feel their pain; maybe the residents ought to look in the mirror why their community is in such shambles. but that wont happen, that involves personal responsibility!great job by all involved and to my fellow officers working in the jungle,unless it's another cop in trouble wait untill they are through with their nonsense and take the winner to jail and the loser to the e.r

6/11/2007 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's getting warmer out! Can we break last years police related shootings? Anything is possible...

6/11/2007 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you point a gun at the police, you get shot. End of story

6/11/2007 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freeze gopher.

6/11/2007 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Col. Frank Slade said...

There's an inflammatory piece of reporting out of the Bright One including non-relevant topics such as the bartender beatdown and the overall plight of Sodom and Gomorrah, I mean, Englewood. The story implies that the police are to blame. The story only lightly touches on the fact that both of these fucktards were armed with firearms.

You know what? Now that I think about it, the police were WRONG!!! They should have waited for these two assholes to have killed each other prior to taking action. The result would have been much more palatable.

P.S. If you read Neil Steinberg, you'll see that he supports Michael Plegger, the so-called, priest, who is all about tramping on the rights of other citizens when they do or say things contrary to his value system. Steinberg is officially a fucktard as well.

Stay safe boys and girls!

6/11/2007 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was blown away by the interview of the mother, auntie, neighbor or whoever it was saying to the camera, "They (the police), shot him for nuthin! He wudda stopted if they wudda yelled freeze!" Yeah right! The MF'er is exchanging gun fire with his father-alleged father-but he'll show respect and control with the ass!

Another example of ghetto BS spilling out into the streets for public viewing. Take a good look Mr. and Mrs. Public, that's a daily occurrance out there. No smoke, no mirrors. Just good old fashioned savgery at its best.

Too bad he lived.

6/11/2007 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What do you have to say now? How are you going to put the blame on anybody but the kid and his dad?

Or will you find a way to spin it so evil whitey and the racist police had a hand in this?

6/11/2007 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"and he was about to graduate"
-to a life of crime maybee.

6/11/2007 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that they asked a white police officers to leave the crime scene, any truth to that ?

6/11/2007 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They just jumped out of the car and shot him," a sobbing aunt said. "He would've stopped if they'd said, 'freeze.' "


After reading what this imbecile said, I’m speechless just like how I felt at the end of the Sopranos last night.

Where’s momma?? Dad??? I thought that the million man march was “gonna set the community straight and make people responsible.” LOL--NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN FOLKS. OBAMA ISN’T GONNA DO SH*T FOR YOU EITHER.

6/11/2007 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will The Englewood Warriors with their 7th Cavalry pins please chime in?

Enlighten us how you're doing the Lords Work in that little piece of Heaven...

6/11/2007 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This rotten ghetto rat and his father were shooting at each other but play-auntie says all the poleece needed to do was say "freeze". When junior turned and drew on the officer and the officer returned fire what the fuck did play-auntie think would happen. The biased media coverage makes me puke. These people in Englewood are a lost cause. The gene pool is definitely lacking the intelligence chromosomes.

6/11/2007 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$$$$$ Worth more to his family DEAD than alive! Thats the GOD honest truth!
A bunch of liberal a$$ jurors will see it, trust me just lost 5.7 mil. over a piece of shit in a wrongful death suit. Jurors believe all the bullshit they hear. Keep giving the Cities money away and than cry when your property taxes go up. They know how to give it out but are to stupid to figure out it's our money not the Cities!!

6/11/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous jag bag said...

I'm probably the most liberal copper out there, and I generally don't hate the media, but DAMN! Showing the clip of that "beast" saying "the police just drove up and shot him," followed by a story of how "the police are asking for the public's help in solving a hit and run," was absolutely disgusting. Shame on you news editors! I know you all are reading this too. Keep on inflaming the masses with anti-police prejudiced stories, one day you're gonna have crowds of them beating down your River North doors, and then who you gonna call?

6/11/2007 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the police is a fault again! come on guys just pick up the bodies after and do a quick case report let them kill each other it would be fun to watch the toll rise right!

6/11/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of my people, it just makes me wann shed a tear...NOT! Hell, if that was my own nephew, I would have shot him. Stoopid POS!

6/12/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we break last years police related shootings?
Shit, this will be the most deadly summer in years. It is in the air.

The new breeds will cap our asses in a New York split second. Got to take your time getting to these calls, pick up the pieces after they kill each other. Get the o.t., go home to the kids and they go to the M.E.

These honor students do the darnest things.

Remember, the Mayor loves us.

6/12/2007 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the story of white p.o. getting kicked off the crime scene is true. a tac guy s.l. was asked to leave because the crowed of "citizens" did'nt like him there, they say he was smiling to much. he is a sensitive guy ! ha ha

6/12/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kid and daddy pointed guns at each other. Neither dropped their guns. Both shot at each other. Both admitted this. But according to some family members the kid did not have a gun, or he would have dropped his if the police told him to. About 1.2 seconds before the police shot the kid, the kid shot at the last person he pointed a gun at. So, yeah it looks like the police were totally unjustified. Maybe Chicago should pass a law making the possession of handguns illegal. Oh, wait.

6/12/2007 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets better, not only did "we", the big bad police, shoot junior right in front of his house, across the street from a church. How dare we interrupt such a touching father and son moment! Oh I forgot, doesn't every father and son just want to shoot each other over a dispute regarding a car. Some officers had to play nurse maid to the drunken and out of control "family members", (surprise, surprise), who were multiplying geometrically by the micro-second as the "news" spread by cell phone through Englewood. All wanted to enter the inner perimeter crime scene to see "my auntie", regardless of the police order that entry was denied. The "family" of this fine, upstanding and gun toting high school graduate, both play and allegedly blood relatives, were so verbally confrontational and threatening, that it was only the professionalism and patience of the 007th District Rangers on scene, who kept this "tragic incident" from exploding into a riot with media cameras rolling on scene. Nice job Englewood Rangers, I'm proud of all you.

6/12/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey. easy.. All the son and dad were doing was playing a simple game of I SHOT YOU, YOU'RE IT.. What's the big deal. So what - that they were reckless, incompetant, stupid, insane, and had total disregard to public safety and common sense. The son wanted the police to play but they fortunately ended the game and did the right thing.
I'm glad all the police are okay..

6/12/2007 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let them shoot each other all summer long. go home to your house or partners,light up da grill ,enjoy your brat n beer and code out the silliness from your recliner.enuf z nuff. when the political pendullium swings back in favor of the police and every women throws themselves at us for who we are then will go back to work.

6/12/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how the Sopranos should have ended. Tony shots at his son, then the son shoots back and then weapons are pointed at the police and then the screen goes blank. Credits roll!

6/12/2007 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep on inflaming the masses with anti-police prejudiced stories, one day you're gonna have crowds of them beating down your River North doors, and then who you gonna call?


The media is not news, its made up lies in order to sell papers, and this post might be the end result for our Chicago yuppies.

I've heard this stated more than once, "I hate yuppies more then the criminals"

6/12/2007 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was she a real auntie or play auntie? Inquiring minds want to know.

6/12/2007 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking animals !

6/13/2007 02:37:00 PM  

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