Huh? Who Writes This Crap?
A man filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the City of Chicago and a police officer, saying the officer used excessive force when he shot him while he was unarmed.
Joe Banks Jr. says he was riding his bike on Ohio Street July 25, 2011, when an officer opened fire, according to the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The lawsuit also names the Officer [...] as a defendant.
We're pretty sure that the involved officer isn't in fact an officer, but a high ranking member of the force.
Officers who were on patrol tried to stop and interview Banks that day, but he fled, which led the officers to run after him, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at news conference last year.
As an officer approached, Banks pointed a handgun at him and ignored orders to drop the gun, police said. An officer shot Banks on the 3200 block of West Ohio Street after he pointed the gun at the officer a second time, police said.
Um, wasn't he unarmed? So where does the gun come from? Unless the gun was there all the time and the lawsuit is just so much bullshit looking for a payout. Do these reporters even read when they write?
- In the lawsuit, Banks says he was unarmed at the time and that he was not trying to resist or escape an arrest. The lawsuit also says police used excessive force when Banks was handcuffed and had fallen to the ground.
You just said he had a gun!?! Why even give this asshole a platform to spout his crap?
And how do police use excessive force after he was lying on the ground shot? We don't just leave criminals wandering around without handcuffs when they've been taken into custody, especially on a gun charge. That kind of defeats the reasoning behind "in custody."
The “arrest was false, without good faith, and without any probable cause or reasonable belief that Joe J. Banks was violating the law,” the lawsuit says.
Aside from the non-existent gun that he was caught with that is.
Banks has suffered “severe and permanent injuries,” to his head, body and limbs as a result of the shooting, according to the lawsuit. Banks’ father said at a news conference last year that his son was not involved with criminal activity.
Because dear old Dad was actually there on scene and has kept close tabs on his adult son all these years. making sure he didn't smoke, drink and attended church at least three times a week. Give us a fucking break.
- “My son is not that type of young man,” Joe Banks Sr. said with two pastors and more than a dozen relatives by his side. “He's not a gangbanger, he doesn't sell drugs. … We are a decent family.”
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