Obama Very Concerned Over Shooting Of Laquan McDonald

Obama takes to Facebook (because there’s apparently no other outlet for him to opine)

Like many Americans, I was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. This Thanksgiving, I ask everybody to keep those who’ve suffered tragic loss in our thoughts and prayers, and to be thankful for the overwhelming majority of men and women in uniform who protect our communities with honor. And I’m personally grateful to the people of my hometown for keeping protests peaceful.

And well he should be. I’ve read the reports, watched the video, and have come to the conclusion that Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke very much murdered Laquan McDonald. This was not a situation like Michael Brown, this was a guy who was threatening, but contained. He wasn’t charging the officer, the Chicago PD could have taken them time to get a taser. McDonald, regardless of any possible gang affiliations, regardless of his drug use, regardless of anything else, was shot 16 times, quite a few while down on the ground.

And there very much was a conspiracy to cover this up. And every officer and city official involved should be charged. Conservatives stand for law and order, and equal treatment under the law. We do not blindly stand behind anyone when they have done wrong. This was wrongdoing on a massive scale.

A very interesting part is how Obama, elected Democrats, and their supporters are avoiding the mention of something important: Chicago is a Democratic Party run city, and has been for a long time. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is a buddy of Obama’s. But, this is Rahm’s city. The buck stops with him. This falls in his lap. Yet, neither Obama nor other Democrats are calling for Rahm to resign, nor asking for an investigation into what he knew and when he knew it. Nor are they calling for an investigation into the local police union along the same lines. Very few articles even mention the word “Democrat”. There seems to be one lone voice in the wilderness calling for Rahm to be held accountable, John Kass at the Chicago Tribune.

As for peaceful, that depends on your definition. There hasn’t been the violence, looting, breaking and entering, and arson we’ve seen at other protests. There has been some destruction of property, and, apparently, Christmas lights are evil.

There are reports that the BLM protesters will disrupt Black Friday. Will they keep it mostly peaceful? Time will tell. In this case, though, they have a right to be upset and protest. Violence? Destruction of property? No.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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