Politics

Chicago Police Shoot Black 13-Year-Old 8 Times, Parents Say He Was Unarmed

Thu., Jul. 28, 2011 7:45 AM EST
by A.R. Shaw

Police officers across America continue to unjustly shoot black people without following proper procedures. On July 26, police officers in Chicago shot 13-year-old Jimmy Cannon eight times.

According to reports, the police officers claim that the boy pointed a gun at them. But after Cannon was shot, the officers discovered that he only had a BB gun.

However, the boy’s parents said that their son was unarmed and that he raised his hands to surrender before he was shot.

Black lives seems to be worthless in the eyes of many individuals who work in law enforcement. On July 10, retired NFL player Deacon Turner was killed by a police officer in front of his son in Bakersfield, Calif.  The mayhem will continue until black leaders speak out and lawmakers address the problem of police brutality against blacks.

Jimmy Cannon is now recovering at Stroger Hospital. –amir shaw

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  • Jaxson

    A week ago in cobb county they shot and killed a unarmed man in the Closet

  • Pinkedoutprod

    Until you know both sides of the story, we cant say what was unjust. These officers are here to serve & protect and they are called in with because some said gun. Not a call that said 13yr old with a gun. these teens are walking around with real and bb guns. It doesnt make sense. The officers dont know the age of the person with the gun. Wth?

    • Metael42

      o.m.g how brainwashed are you? 

      • Televishun

        How does believing that perhaps we don’t have to SHOOT A CHILD EIGHT TIMES to subdue them make me brainwashed?

      • Televishun

        How does believing that perhaps we don’t have to SHOOT A CHILD EIGHT TIMES to subdue them make me brainwashed?

  • Kspur2003

    why did he have a bb gun ?,The  boy was a known gangbanger, Can u tell the difference between a real gun or a B B gun in mere seconds. Find out the whole story before u write inflammatory stories, be responsible. U don’t ever want a day when u can’t call the police . 

    • Doctorlyrical

      Exactly why would he do that? But on the same note, why did the police officer not talk him down first. Arent they suppoed “To Protect and Serve”?

    • not a collective

      Even then, you’d only need to shoot once or twice, not 8 F*CKING times.

  • Xcon

    If I had a bb gu and aimed it at police I would expect to die!  Police want to go home to their families too.  Police are not racist, I’m white and I can promise you police would shoot my ass too.  A lawyer who is white in my town aimed a gun at police and then he died.  Don’t hate white people.  White people brought civilization to this world.  NAme a country that is black run that can perform open heart surgery, a liver transplant….is not poor, is not dangerous.  Do it!  You have it made here but I promise the latinos and asians entering this country are not going to treat you as nicley as we have.

    • Smooth

      XCON, You have to be kidding. There was civilization here way before white people. Math, Medicine,science. Even the indians had everything in place before your azzez got here and stole everything from them.

      • Xcon

        Really?  Math?  Of course math was here retard.  Mr. indian how many horses do you have?  “I have two!”  yeah that is math. Medicine?  Throw some tree sap on that cut! Science???  Um Dad the moon is full tonight and it is moving across the sky!  Cicilization……..lets build some round houses out of leather and build a fire inside!  RETARD Smooth is not giving respect to the whiteman.  whiteman built everything in front of you!

        • Logical Mind

          Are you just stupid or a troll?  Nearly everything in front of you was made in a 3rd world country or a Japan. Caucasians may be who started the technological boom but are not even close to being the ones who built everything you see.

        • Logical Mind

          Are you just stupid or a troll?  Nearly everything in front of you was made in a 3rd world country or a Japan. Caucasians may be who started the technological boom but are not even close to being the ones who built everything you see.

        • thtwhtby666

          close, rich white man told everyone else to build whats in front of you.

        • Mikkeymusic

          XCON, the first open heart surgery was performed by a BLACK MAN Daniel Hale Williams in the early 1900’s a time when He was denied basic human rights. Don’t u see how stupid and racist you sound?

    • M Gonzo68

      speak for yourself and not the lations and asians. 

  • Xcon

    If I had a bb gu and aimed it at police I would expect to die!  Police want to go home to their families too.  Police are not racist, I’m white and I can promise you police would shoot my ass too.  A lawyer who is white in my town aimed a gun at police and then he died.  Don’t hate white people.  White people brought civilization to this world.  NAme a country that is black run that can perform open heart surgery, a liver transplant….is not poor, is not dangerous.  Do it!  You have it made here but I promise the latinos and asians entering this country are not going to treat you as nicley as we have.

  • SD

    You as a mother of two sons i fear cops more than i do the gangs and violence that are on the streets. Why do the continue to kill minorities and get away with it? Until they stop getting away with it and really getting time for murder it will never end. They have a license to kill and nobody cares about blacks and hispanics lives.    

  • SD

    You as a mother of two sons i fear cops more than i do the gangs and violence that are on the streets. Why do the continue to kill minorities and get away with it? Until they stop getting away with it and really getting time for murder it will never end. They have a license to kill and nobody cares about blacks and hispanics lives.    

  • SD

    You as a mother of two sons i fear cops more than i do the gangs and violence that are on the streets. Why do the continue to kill minorities and get away with it? Until they stop getting away with it and really getting time for murder it will never end. They have a license to kill and nobody cares about blacks and hispanics lives.    

  • thtwhtby666

    man, there are a lot of dumb motherfuckers in these comments. everyone
    in their right mind knows that pigs are almost entirely made of shit.
    yes they deserve to die, and i hope they burn in hell.

    black, banger, or not; this child did not deserve this.

  • Televishun

    I don’t know both sides of the story, but even if he did point a bb gun at the police shooting a CHILD EIGHT TIMES is completely unnecessary, no matter what.
    why did they not taser him if they thought he was a danger? Or even if shots were necessary, why would they do it EIGHT TIMES?

  • Piotr Chrzanowski

    Fuck the Police