Chicago Mayor Backs Punk Who Tried to Take Cop’s Gun
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Backs Punk Who Tried to Take Cop’s Gun.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wrote a letter of support to a judge overseeing the case where Ja’Mal Green assaulted a police officer and tried to take anther officer’s gun. These events happened in a large crowd with a lot of witnesses present, during the Black Lives Matter protests over the shooting of Alton Sterling. Several members of the media witnessed the assault, and Green was even captured on camera assaulting an officer. Despite the overwhelming evidence against Ja’Mal Green, his supporters are claiming that he is just a “political prisoner,” and apparently Mayor Emanuel agrees.
Chicago Tribune reports:
On Monday, prosecutors said Green, 20, was among 150 to 200 demonstrators who were leaving the Taste of Chicago on Saturday evening. An officer saw Green climb a fence and ordered him to get down, they said.
Prosecutors said Green threatened the officer, saying he was “going to beat his ass” and stood face to face with him, swinging his arms. Green was allowed to continue the protest but later struck a police commander in the shoulder, prosecutors said.
Part of the incident was captured by a Chicago Tribune photographer, and a photo was published on the Tribune’s website. Prosecutors and the judge cited that photo in court.
Later, on Michigan Avenue near Water Tower Place, Green grabbed the duty belt of a police captain about an inch away from the officer’s service revolver, prosecutors said.
A police lieutenant pulled Green’s arm away and attempted to take him into custody, but Green resisted, saying, “You’re going to get it — I’m going to have your badge,” prosecutors told the judge.
Green was initially released on bond with electronic home monitoring and a curfew. However, after Green’s lawyers submitted a letter of support from Mayor Emanuel, Green’s electronic monitoring and curfew were lifted.
When these entitled punks are not held accountable for their actions, they will continue to escalate. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is sending a message that he supports people who are disorderly and assault the police. Let’s tell Mayor Emanuel that he can’t support a criminal’s actions without losing the support of law-abiding citizens.