Knife to a Gunfight Again
Paraphrasing Clint Smith here:
- "An armed man will kill [an idiot armed with a knife] with monotonous regularity."
- A 17-year-old boy who was shot to death by a Chicago Police officer Monday night on the Southwest Side has been identified.
Laquan McDonald of the 500 block of North Springfield was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
And why did he need to be shot?
- The teen used the knife to puncture the front passenger-side tire of a squad car and damage its front windshield before leading officers on a foot chase, police said.
Other officers used a squad car to try and box the boy in against a fence near 41st and Pulaski, Camden said. An officer shot him in the chest when he “refused to comply with orders to drop the knife and continued to approach the officers,” police said.
They gave him numerous opportunities to surrender. He declined them for whatever reason, but it's pretty cut and dried. Well done Officers. The usual suspects are bitching to various news organizations, but so far, no one is biting