We all know the story of Laquan McDonald by now. He is the Chicago teen who lost his life in what seemed to be a callous and cold hearted way, to a person who was sworn to protect his community and not assassinate its sons.
His killing has sparked outrage in that city and in certain communities across the country, and now there are cries for the Mayor and police chief to step down. (One out of two is a start)
Sadly, this is nothing knew to the city, as there has been a sick culture of those in law enforcement abusing the power given to them for some time.
S0 you know about Laquan McDonald, but I bet you haven't heard about the case of Ronald “Ronnieman” Johnson. His mother is displaying true field Negro behavior and refusing to take the settlement offer from the city of Chicago for her son's death.
"The mother of a man shot and killed by Chicago police last year said she has rejected the city’s proposed settlement and wants it to release dashcam footage of the slaying because it shows her son was unarmed when he was killed.
The mother of Ronald “Ronnieman” Johnson, Dorothy Holmes, told reporters during a press conference Tuesday that she has declined a proposed settlement by the city of Chicago in her federal civil lawsuit over her son’s death. Holmes said she will not take hush money from a city that has been doling it out in the millions to cover-up questionable police shootings, like the $5 million paid to Laquan McDonald’s family this past summer.
'You can’t put a price on my son’s life,” Holmes said with a shaken voice.'
Her son was running through Washington Park on Oct. 12, 2014, on Chicago’s South Side when Officer George Hernandez shot him to death. Then, a familiar story was told to the press.
Johnson had a gun, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden told the media. (Camden is the same de facto cop spokesman who claimed McDonald “lunged” at police with a knife, causing them to open fire.) Hernandez was not in uniform and driving an unmarked car when he responded to a call of shots fired. Johnson became an automatic suspect because he was running. Camden said Johnson was carrying a gun when at one point he turned toward Hernandez, causing the officer to shoot.
Holmes and her attorney said they’ve seen the dashcam video and it shows police are lying.
'He’s running with palms up,' said William Calloway, an activist who speaks on behalf of Johnson’s family. 'The video’s not blurry. It’s not grainy. It is clear as day.'
'They killed him and he was unarmed,' he told The Daily Beast.
Even worse, according to a stunning and volatile allegation by Holmes’s attorney, is that police framed Johnson after they killed him by planting a gun on his person.
'Her prerogative the whole time has been to get this officer arrested and indicted,” Calloway said of Holmes.'" [Source]
For now these are just "allegations" of police misconduct and a cover -up; hopefully we will be able to see the video for ourselves to determine if the "allegations" are true.
*Pic from newsone.com