Thursday, May 14, 2015

And then they complain about riots: cop shoots Black teen in the back -- Illinois DA says 'A-OK,' no charges

Riddle me this: what is the difference between today's "officer involved shooting" and a good, old-fashioned Dixie lynching from a century ago?

ANSWER: Less bullshit.

"CHICAGO (CBS) — Lake County prosecutors announced an investigation has determined a Zion police officer was justified when he shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell last month.

"Identifying the officer publicly for the first time, Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim said Officer Eric Hill fired at Howell 'in fear for his life,' after Howell ignored repeated commands to drop a handgun he was holding in his right hand.

"Nerheim said Hill would not face criminal charges for the shooting. He said at least four independent witnesses saw Howell running away from Hill with a gun in his hand, and refusing Hill’s orders to stop and drop the weapon..."

"An autopsy determined Howell was shot twice in the back, and his death was ruled a homicide...."

You be the judge and jury and decide whether the cop was "in fear of his life" or whether it was murder ... because an Illinois prosecutor decided a real jury will never see the evidence, as he can't imagine why anyone might think it wasn't self-defense.

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