CHICAGO — The funeral director and the barber bent over the red coffin as they applied the finishing touches on the body of fourth-grader Tyshawn Lee.
The gunshot wounds had been sealed and smoothed with wax, including one to each temple. Cuts and scars near his eyes had been covered over.
Schyler Chandler picked up a pair of clippers, leaned over the body and let them buzz for a few seconds.
"This is gonna be his family's last time seeing him, you know?" said Chandler, a large but soft-spoken man. "I just want to make him look as best as possible."
In death, Tyshawn was treated with the kindness he was not afforded at the end of his life. From the South Side to the West Side and back for his last haircut, final dressing and motorcycle ride to the church, Tyshawn was gently held by adults along the way who wondered: Isn't anyone off-limits?
Tyshawn was the second 9-year-old boy to be targeted and killed by gangs within the last 15 months in Chicago.
If the income is not so high, why would anyone want to buy it? Invest billions for a small return?. I must be missing something.
Demonstrators gathered on the steps of the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery this week pressure Gov. Robert Bentley (R) to reverse his decision to cut the hours of more than a dozen state DMVs — a move they say will make it much harder for many residents to get a voter ID.
“This is not about budgets. This is about voting right,” state Sen. Hank Sanders (D-Selma) told ThinkProgress. “The governor, with a stroke of a pen, can change this. Our efforts are to enlighten him and pressure him.”
Bentley had originally ordered 31 DMV offices — concentrated in rural, majority-African American counties — to be shut down entirely. After pressure from local officials and national civil rights groups, the state announced they would keep the offices open, but only one day per month.
the same time, the state will keep funding 25 liquor stores operated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, some of which are currently losing money.
“They are not willing to make people drive to the next county to get a bottle of liquor, but they want to make them drive to the next county to get an ID. Is liquor more important than the right to vote?” asked Sanders. “This is why we are still protesting. We know they can very easily open up the DMVs. In fact, when they increased drivers license fees by 54 percent this year, that money was supposed to be used to keep they offices open.”
I have no doubt this had nothing to do with racism . Another case of a drugged up Black male ...committing a crime ...carrying a weapon ...and refusing to follow orders from police . It's just that simple - and getting shot is often the outcome. Similar to the Brown case - although from the video it does not look like the guy charged the cop. It possibly does show him making a "feint" toward the officer though and that is enough to kick a cops training into mind and fire. Once again, - training - is that a perp can cover 10-12 feet before you can react and trigger. In training exercises they often have that exact scenario with the trainer showing the trainee how fast he can close ..before the trainee can click the toy weapon. With a weapon like a knife even if you get a bullet off that doesn't stop the perp from doing lethal damage to you.
Cop has probably been on duty for years with no problems. I wouldn't be surprised that he over-reacted but unless you are in that situation it is pretty hard to judge. People on PCP have ripped the doors off of cars and they have been known to feel no pain. Officer didn't know what the perp was on ...but he saw the knife and he probably knew that the perp had been violent , at least as far as breaking into cars.
I would say ...try the case ..look at the evidence from all sides ..get the testimony ....and if he did not follow training ..they can him.
" question of whether or not police killing black people.."
Police kill white people too, Sherlock. They tend to shoot ' bad guys ' ...have you noticed ?
Interesting how this liberally run city kept the video of this killing under wraps for over a year
because Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, had an election coming up.
African Americans are demanding impeachment... Sure looks like an obstruction of Justice.
One thing that Captain Trump has ever said that is racist ?
Problem is, you're way too uptight and politically correct... Time to reprogram.
"Today, ESPN’s Dan Le Batard invited Bomani Jones onto his radio show, where Jones addressed the McDonald killing. He didn’t hold back.
“At some point we have to raise the question of whether or not police killing black people like this is not accidental,” Jones said, “and this is kind of built into the equation, built into the design.”
He went on to explain the phenomenon of people suddenly conjuring concern about black-on-black crime after police killings are publicized, including blacks who cling to respectability politics, before smacking down anyone who would attempt to explain this unjustifiable murder as anything but.
The video is great. Bomani Jones is a very articulate voice.
"America has just lived through another presidential campaign week dominated by Donald Trump’s racist lies. Here’s a partial list of false statements: The United States is about to take in 250,000 Syrian refugees; African-Americans are responsible for most white homicides; and during the 9/11 attacks, “thousands and thousands” of people in an unnamed “Arab” community in New Jersey “were cheering as that building was coming down.”
In the Republican field, Mr. Trump has distinguished himself as fastest to dive to the bottom. If it’s a lie too vile to utter aloud, count on Mr. Trump to say it, often. It wins him airtime, and retweets through the roof."
But I would like to wish all of our impostors a very happy Thanksgiving !
...Remember now Moose, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.
realostrich ..biddermoron etc ... :)
It's because of your lack of anything approaching morality or character ...and your bubbling frustration - that you do that ..nobody really caraes because it's expected of you due to the character issues.
In Other words barry :) ... you cannot find the ISIS among the refugees and as they have said they are going to use this fact.
Many of them have no ID in mid-east databases ...for some it will be their first act of terror also
These are valid issues ..I do NOT care if they post 25 times on Trump's Family crest either )
Post away you frootcakes ! have fun !
These are solid and factual media articles that the fisters will just have to tolerate :)
They will still get a reply :) and responsible conservatives could care less about them being frustrated ..these are real issues
90% of all the posts here are the gay tag team. They complete each other. One couldn't exist w/out the other.
These little boys spend way too much time together.
Last week, Ted Cruz promoted the endorsement of Troy Newman, an anti-choice leader who has gone so far as to say that a perfectly biblical society would execute its abortion providers.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Ted Cruz is so thrilled that someone who wants abortion providers to be killed is supporting him that he actually sent out a press release to celebrate the endorsement. Is that what this Republican primary has come to? Presidential candidates applauding -- not denouncing -- these radically extreme positions?
Sessions points out that also that their children also becoming involved in attacks on America.
His grace, lord Trumpleroi, man of the people, although born with a silver spoon in his mouth, is bringing
Trump golf to the people of Scotland where his new insignia will be used to promote the billion plus $$ championship golf links he has built at the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire.