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Tempers flare in Chicago after Black teen killed while running from police

Pierre Loury on Tambrasha Hudson Facebook

Pierre Loury (Tambrasha Hudson Facebook)

In a tragic repeat of gun violence and police shootings, a 16-year-old Black teen has been shot and killed by a Chicago police officer this week. Police officials state that officers pulled over a car suspected of being involved in an earlier shooting. It was then that Pierre Loury, 16, bolted from the vehicle and police began a foot chase. Chicago Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy stated, “[Officers] attempted to stop the car, at which time the offender fled from the car, with one officer in pursuit. A foot pursuit ensued, during the course of that pursuit, it led to an armed confrontation between the offender and the officer, resulting in the officer firing shots with his service weapon, striking the offender.”

Loury was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound to the chest. No officers were injured in the deadly encounter and police have stated they recovered a gun at the crime scene they believe belonged to the teen suspect. Family members are deeply saddened and shocked at the killing of the teen and have disputed the claims by police that the teen had a gun. Many have stated that the teen had brushes with law enforcement in the past but nothing serious. Protesters gathered at the scene for a candlelight vigil in memory of the teen. Among those in attendance were members of Black Lives Matter Chicago and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. At least 100 protesters chanted “Justice for Pierre” and “Black Lives Matter” as they carried signs against police violence in the Black community and listed the names of those killed by Chicago police. The crowd blocked traffic on the busy street and police arrested two protesters. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on routine administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.


33 Comments

  1. Coinspring on April 13, 2016 at 9:32 am

    In case anyone is curious:
    RMG = Reese Money Gang

    I would also add that these cops better prove the boy had a weapon – and he had drawn it. This needs to be confirmed by a witness, or sounds of gunfire from two different weapons. Chicago will burn if not.

    • Chris Brown on April 13, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Let it burn!! They protest this but none of the other black on black crime in Chicago. What a joke!! As long as it involves a cop right? Yeah, I’d believe any of the witnesses there. Fool!

      • cee jay on April 13, 2016 at 11:29 am

        That is because policeman are held to a higher standard. If all citizens were above reproach, we wouldn’t need law enforcement.

        • cupcake333 on April 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm

          what standard mobb? the wild west? or the holocaust soliders choose one . there is no such thing as anyone with a job to serve and protect .need to be shooting innocent people for running .. gun or no gun .. your innocent until proven ok? that means just cause a person run dont mean their guilty of anything .. this was a kid , they are not developed enough to know to not run. they are thinking about their moma finding out they are out of school are they may be going to juvenile detention.. and the crimes are petty usually .. no one was harmed they didnt hear someone murdered someone . cops need to separate juvenile crime from adult crimes ..tamir rice was killed for holding what appeared to be agun? they knew he was a child but still gunned him down ? you have to be white or have no kids to say what you said . nobody is holding no cops only 23 to 37 usually to no higher nothing you hold a king of england to a higher standard … black folks aint holding them to no higher standard be cause they are thugs with a gun cowards who got a certificate like macdonalds give its employees same dam merit

          • Chris Brown on April 13, 2016 at 12:43 pm

            He was just a kid? He was grown enough to put his gangs initials on his throat. Tons of pictures of this “child” on the internet holding guns & throwing up gang signs. You need to go back to school. Stop making excuses. If a 16 year old pulled a gun on me….he’s dead. Shoot first before mine or any other innocent person dies. Why no protesting when small children in Chicago are shot and killed in diapers? Oh that’s right because it doesn’t involve a white or cop!!!



          • ChocolateCity on April 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm

            You have every right to protest when those “children in diapers” are shot. so, please do so.

            one case has nothing to do with the other. Using reckless violence as an excuse for racist to murder is just as sick and disgusting as blk on blk crime.



          • cee jay on April 13, 2016 at 9:56 pm

            First of all Cupcake, my comment was directed to Chris Brown when he said, “why don’t blacks get upset when blacks kill each other but do when cops kills blacks”. I stand by my statement because we don’t expect to be killed by cops. By other citizens,black or white,possibly.
            and for the record,I am a mature and proud Black man and a father.
            Try reading and rereading if necessary before going off on a rant. and you may find out,we maybe on the same team.



          • Danny Russell on April 14, 2016 at 4:49 am

            innocent? clearly you didn’t read the part where that punk was shooting up a neighborhood before he got pulled over. And if he was so “innocent”, why did he run from the police? Truly innocent people have no reason to run from cops. You’re just as sad, lost and ignorant as the rest of them. I hope you turn yourself around.



          • wiseoldsnail on April 22, 2016 at 12:05 am

            clearly you don’t understand he was a ‘suspect’ … ie not convicted of ‘shooting up a neighborhood’

            plenty truly innocent people have been murdered by police : sandra bland, alan blueford, oscar grant, tamir rice, john crawford … i could go on for hours, but i expect people to do their own damn homework



        • guest on April 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

          Exactly! Why are people upset when the people paid to protect and uphold the law are called out for braking the law and behaving like the criminals? That argument makes no sense! We might as well have vigilante justice if that’s the case.

    • Perry Penior on April 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      I agree, let the shithole burn to the ground.

  2. cupcake333 on April 13, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    what black parents need to teach their young men is do not run from the cops period what the hell is going on in this world , now more then ever we hear of these killing due to body cam etc guns being planted by cops now out of desperate ploy to save their livelyhood and keep from backlashes we know is comning in this case he had no business pulling no gun on a man who is fleeing? why is this still a police procedure in pursuite? if that was a white kid there is no way in hell he been dead!!! no way … black lives matter is a statement directed at the police unions the people who archestrate these chase rules .. he gonna say he feared for his life cause he thought he saw a gun.. this case is the same as treyvon martin case exact . cops must really hate their jobs now days.. and more and more we are unmasking the real issue thanks to apple company and the camera phone..
    wonder if he had a body cam? probably not if he did all hell fixin to break if it shows him killing this man .. i will be glad when obama get out the office because he has done nothing ot regulate laws on police brutality and violence against black that little bit of white in him may have tainted his judgment of us . or is it he dont want to mess with the kkks in congress who mastermind all this crime.. i compare these killing as we did the rodney king beating .. or the french bombers whats the dam difference .. when the two white dudes killed many in the boston bombing they got treated better in a chase then our black men .. dont forget adam lanza and the colorado theather killer? they got away with a massive killing yet adam lanza killed himself right in front ofthe cops they didnt shoot him mobb style like they did this guy for just running .. with no reason for running that thy could prove may be he was scared i heard they accousted the colorado movie killer in an alley corned him told him to raise up his hand and he had assault weapons in his trunk ..but he still alive to face convictions? my bet is he will walk with mental health evaluation do 20 years and be on the street and he killed 6 people? so white men are treated completely different by the cops which proves racism fear hate and down right sabatage right in our face kkk action on recorder these police are likely been watch a lot of lynching down south documentaries seeing how their ancester killed and no one got convicted emmitt till case in point . the two men who tortured and hung emmitt till admitted to the killing and still didnt get the death penalty huh .. sometimes history is the teacher of more racist behavior

    • Danny Russell on April 14, 2016 at 4:52 am

      “archestrate”?…goddamn, you REALLY are ignorant…

    • SEREN on April 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      you are NUTS!!!

  3. cupcake333 on April 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    cops have no standards they are trained the same way as macdonald train the person on french fries and the cook, given a phony paper to say thiey completed an academy that may as well be kinder care …. i swear im tired of white holding cops to some honorable roll , as the men in uniform who love all of us . yes there are nice cops but they are nice to whites .. white folks looking at the fact no white kids or young white men are killed … white men dont run because they are not as athletic as black men and they know they dont have to cause the cop gonna just question them and send them home…. cops get angry when they cant catch someone . .remember the jokes white men cant jump ..and cant run fast , well the white cops cant run so they get offended someone out run them . expecially these little ex miltary cops hired due to ex miltary training this is why they get no training about human relations how to communitcate wth blacks they hire them based on weapontry training they got in the miltary most of them left afghanistan with POST tramatic stress disorder++ that was never treated a illness of the brain , that leave them jumpy, paradnoid scared and delusion ,racist and divisive . ,, the miltary will never tell you that . they want jobs for all these men released from war,, under obama.. with no job skill accept killing . most growing up poor whiteville iowa. .just look at american idol ,,80 percent country back wood white contestants most can not sing the judges feel sorry for their upbring on a farm booo hoo THE WIN …. im sorry but its a big ole lie .. notice the timeline of soldier release in 2008 when obama took office we see it too .. these killings all started in this time line . think bout it..
    there are nice cops but their usually black ONES ,, black cops dont shoot nobody in hte back so the question is why is it white cops .no white journalist want to touch this subject . CNN ABC NON OF THEM KKK affiliated owned stations will touch the facts about police brutality for fear of pissing off , the kings>>> .why are all these killings WHITE MALE COPS? HUMM I THINK SOMEBODY BETTER GET TO TALKING because chicago known for police corruption ? fixin to hush hush pay off this boys mother>> who will shut up as part of the settlement , not advocate justice as many have done eric wright family one .. mike brown family 2 . treyvon moma does speak out thats only cause she wasnt paid by the city ummm think bout it ..? once they pay them everyone go back to normal til the next sense less slaughter,,.. and those family are the key to stopping all these killing but they silence them so white folks can say see there .. they just wanted money cause they didnt raise him right so they took the low road .. the money is ok but what is it for? make them donate these millions to better police training or the boys and girls clubs .. or youth groups to teach the police how to communicate with kids instead of paying hush hush money to greedy people who once they bury the man dont give a dam bout the laws no more .. . americans are tired of this wolf in sheep clothing governing .. yes the police got to much power you dont need power to do your job . because your gonna do a bad job due to that power.. but yet they see the message in beyonce superbowl performance and pretend she was dogging the police? white folks cant understan that video because of their history of racism in this ocuntry . .all i know is IM PROUD NOT TO BE BLACK . I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE THAT DAM HATEFUL .. AND INDENIAL OF MY OWN PEOPLE

    • Chris Brown on April 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      You’re not too bright are you? EVERY single video I watch. Usually once a white person is caught doing something by the police they realize they’re caught. They listen to the commands. I watch Cops all the time. Blacks never do what they’re told. They want to argue and make it a racial thing. Teach your kids to listen, obey, don’t run. Most times….they won’t be shot! Listen to the Law Enforcement or better yet. Don’t commit crimes!

      • True Woman on April 14, 2016 at 7:58 pm

        If a cop shot someone in your family for no reason I bet u would feel totally different about them! So don’t speak on it until u have experienced it!

        • Chris Brown on April 15, 2016 at 9:32 am

          My family would obey the law and the officer. This young thug had a gun and a death wish. Get out of here with your bullshit!!

          • wiseoldsnail on April 22, 2016 at 12:08 am

            you have no proof that he had a gun . police lie for a living . remember that



          • Chris Brown on April 22, 2016 at 9:29 am

            You’re stupid. Remember that!!



          • wiseoldsnail on April 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm

            yeah, sure . because i deliver actual facts . maybe you should step up to your local police department and ASK THEM if they are allowed to lie on the job, and if they’re trained to lie … though they might lie and say no …



      • wiseoldsnail on April 22, 2016 at 12:07 am

        oh, bullshit . there are plenty videos of police taking time to talk down an armed white man … and plenty videos of police killing unarmed black men

      • Somebody on April 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

        White men can’t run fast. If you believe every white person obey cops all the time then you are dumber than any mf that has commented. You’re just a typical racist in denial. Don’t commit crimes? I laugh at you for making that comment. White people aren’t nowhere near perfect like you are trying to portray. You might need to read the paper more in better light or look at the news more with the volume up. There’s just as much of crime by both races. Take you a visit to any jail and count the white men. Im still laughing at you.

        • Chris Brown on April 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

          I don’t need to go to any jail. You always there visiting family?

  4. FuZ on April 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    The family disputes that he had a gun. He may have or not, but I’ve seen a photo of him with one.
    My family would dispute me having a gun because I’ve never had one and there are no photos of me having one. And I wouldn’t run from the cops. He may have gotten away that time, but he was bound to get caught, injured or killed.

  5. B.HusseinNoBama on April 13, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    He wuz a gud kid. He was goin’ ta college. He loved his family. He dindu nuffin till da police be all racist an shit and killed dis angel.

    • Danny Russell on April 14, 2016 at 4:55 am

      lol I said the same exact thing “dindu nuffin”…its hilarious we’re both on the same page. cheers, bud!

  6. Danny Russell on April 14, 2016 at 4:46 am

    lol “my baybee dint have no gunz! my baybee dindu nuffin!”

    yeah right. He was a fucking thug. You act like a thug, you die like a thug. Little punks like him want to go driving around shooting up people and their own neighborhoods, don’t be surprised when the police finally handle it correctly. Little bastard got his comeuppance. Way to go, Chicago Police! You’re the real MVPs!

    • True Woman on April 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      U know nothing about him!!! So keep calm and carry on!!!!

      • Ahriantis on April 15, 2016 at 6:08 am

        Oh, I’m sure you know him as well… you know. I know what I see, he’s got RMG on his throat, branding one of the growing and prominently violent gangs in Chicago. This kid knew what he was doing and I’m hella sure it wasn’t anything a decent citizen does on an average day. So yeah, he’s scum, quite literally the trash of society, let ‘im burn. CPD the real MVP.

  7. Angry_Duckling_Institute on April 17, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    What needs to happen in this country is the return of the original 1960’s Black Panther Party (the ones who, BTW, WEREN’T racist – look up the White Panther Party and become educated on facts for all those who want to continue to spread around baseless rumors that there is no difference between the New Black Panther Party (illegitimate) and the original group that disbanded in the 80’s). True, there are plenty of racist police officers out there, For anyone who wants to deny that, I live in Minnesota but grew up during the summer out in California, where there are police officers who flip black people off, swear at them, and many other unprofessional things that are completely unrelated to the job description of a police officer.

    That being said, not every single cop in this country is corrupt. I’m friends with numerous police officers. Might I add, that I’m also black, am an electrical engineering major that also does visual arts on freelance and has a minor in linguistics (with fluency in four uncommon and difficult languages, aside from English). I throw that in because that doesn’t fit the usual stereotypical bill that black people in American society have.

    And it’s the scott truth: white America is shocked and it’s a head turner when I – a black person – pull out an earth science book on the bus and study, put it away, and then listen to Russian rap, Arabic pop or Japanese R&B. This leads to the last part of my argument. Black people have racked up a reputation in this country for gang violence, drugs, you name it. A disproportionate amount of law-breaking is courtesy of blacks, and I’m believe it all stems from the fact that they were deliberately handed the short stick in life.

    Lest we forget, people, that the black communities across America historically have been wrought with impoverishment and inequality in education, financing, and services in comparison with their suburban counterparts. And lest we forget, people, that all these gangs today – Bloods, Crips, GDs, local/regional offshoots – are truly bits and pieces of the original Black Panther Party from the 60s. Black Lives Matter SHOULD ALSO be addressing the black on black crime that goes on nonstop in every inner city across this country. Instead of shooting at each other, getting each other hooked on drugs, etc, all black people in this country need to focus on improving their communities. The core focus points for any black person in America should be as follows:

    1) Improving your community. This means cleaner streets and greener lawns, bigger houses well-equipped and resourced schools (books, updated technology, etc);
    2) Improving yourself and your family. By whatever means you get money legally – through education, arts/entertainment, business etc – go right on ahead. As long as you’re not bringing harm to your fellow brothers and sisters (through shooting them or getting them hooked on drugs), then by all means do you and make sure you get yours and become just as prominent and successful as your rich white neighbor.

    Recall how I turn heads on the bus for flaunting my education (when I’m not, I’m simply just busy doing what I love and being successful), Honestly ask yourself, would they be so surprised if I were a white person doing the same activities? Now, I don’t have a problem with white people (or any race for that matter), nor do I agree with EVERY SINGLE principle the original Black Panther Party held (e.g. I hate how they discouraged integration). But I will call it the way I see it, people. And if black people bettering themselves and making sure they’re on par with the rest of society is something to turn heads or cause white people to sweat, then I won’t stand for stereotypes. That’s pure racism, intended or unintended.

    As a last and parting idea here, for any black person who reads all that I have written, they should take these words to heart and begin bringing about the second era of the original Black Panther Party, immediately. Yes, they carried guns to protect themselves against police officers who WERE racist and would try to do them harm. I say that ever Black Panther Party member should have a permit to carry, so that they’re all on par with the rest of the country who likes to own guns and protect themselves under the second amendment. That way, their guns are 100% legal and cannot be taken away. The original Black Panther Party was also focused on improving their lifestyle and black communities. If today’s generations of African Americans did that instead of stew about what the system has done to them and join gangs and sell drugs, there’d be more successful black people in this country, and the need for police intervention in black communities across this country would be largely diminished. Then, we wouldn’t have to worry about police brutality, because there wouldn’t be any crimes to solve.

    And for any white person who reads all that I have written here and has a problem with this, well I have a problem with you – you racist. If a white person has a problem with a black person obtaining the same social status they have, then that white person is racist, no if and or buts about it.

    • SEREN on April 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      Instead of teaching hate, teach success to kids, that is true revenge.

  8. Caitlyn Alario on April 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Pierre Loury was more than a gang member. Check out what Sophie Stauffer has to say about him: http://theodysseyonline.com/valparaiso/more-than-gang-member