Baton Rouge police shooting

Well 60 people were shot in Chicago over the 4th of July but the mainstream media doesn’t seem to care. Black Lives Matter and other left-wing organizations don’t seem to care either but they are now busy protesting the Baton Rogue shooting of 1 Black man.

Though the video of the Baton Rogue is unsettling I don’t think the officers should be charged with homicide. If an armed felon is resisting arrest and has ignored repeated warnings the police shouldn’t be expected to make sure an actual hand is on the gun before using lethal force. A gun can be drawn and fired in less than a second so we can’t expect officers to wait until the barrel is pointed at them.

But with that said I think the officer panicked which unfortunately happens in this type of a situation. Shooting the suspect multiple times was not needed and though they are trained to shoot center mass until the threat is resolved but perhaps the policy should be changed for this type of a situation so an arm or shoulder shot is attempted first. I realize it is unrealistic to expect police officers to aim for limbs in normal shootouts but at a point blank range it wouldn’t be difficult.

Which parts of Chicago are safe?

I often see Chicagoans trying to downplay the violence as only being on the South and West sides.

Well this is a disingenuous statement because as you can see from this 4th of July homicide map that there is no East side:

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Which parts of Chicago are safe? Most of it is clearly a warzone unless you count the outer burbs.

Speaking of the burbs that is where this anti-gun group decided to hold a protest. Funny how they are protesting a family owned gunshop in safe suburban neighborhood instead going into the areas where the killings are happening. Like the Federal Government these people don’t want to face the reality of the situation and instead try to pretend that it’s simply the existence of guns that are the problem. There are counties where most people own guns and yet do not have homicides on the 4th of July. In fact you can find small towns in the USA where most people own guns and yet there isn’t a recorded homicide. Trying to blame the guns is disingenuous and these protesters are cowardly for not even trying to get close to where the violence is actually occurring.