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Off-Duty Chicago Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed 22 year old Rekia Boyd

CHICAGO — A young woman is dead and a man shot in the hand, in yet
another incident of police in America firing upon unarmed people because
they “look suspicious.”
The latest murder under color of state law took place early in the
morning last Wednesday on the west side of Chicago near Douglas Park.
According to a Chicago police union spokesperson, an off-duty cop in
their employee rolled down his car window as he passed a group of people
and told them to “quiet down.” Police and state-run media then say a
“confrontation” occurred, which they say Mr. Antonio Cross approached
the cop with a gun. This, according to police, prompted the off-duty cop
to fire upon the crowd at least five times, striking Ms. Rekia Boyd in
the head and Mr. Cross in his hand. Ms. Boyd, 22, died less than 24
hours later, while Mr. Cross was hospitalized and released. It is
unclear whether the shooter was immediately rewarded with the standard
paid vacation, aka “paid administrative leave,” or if it was rewarded
later.
Watch a report from WLS-TV (ABC 7) in Chicago.

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It is becoming pretty clear that Mr. Cross, 39, did not have any sort
of weapon, as he was talking on his cell phone when he was shot and the
man he was speaking to and phone records corroborate that truth. Police
confiscated the phone as “evidence.” It is also clear that Ms. Boyd was
unarmed and gunned down senselessly by a power-drunken Chicago cop
thirsting for blood and a paid vacation.
Watch a WGN report which Mr. Cross (understandably angry) explains what really happened that morning.

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Chicago Police Superintendent (Chief) Garry McCarthy and the police
union both say the murder was “justified” because their off-duty cop
identified himself as a “police officer.” There was no weapon recovered
at the scene of the murder. The Independent Police Review Authority is
conducting the routine kangaroo investigation, which should conclude
with the inevitable “justified” disposition within a few weeks.
Mr. Cross was charged with misdemeanor assault for carrying his cell
phone and now must take time out of his day and life to appear in a
Chicago court on April 11 to defend himself against state persecution.
We could not immediately confirm whether or not Ms. Boyd had children.
Our thoughts are with the Boyd family. We will also continue to follow
the proceedings the State of Illinois will force Mr. Cross to endure.


Added: Apr-12-2012 Occurred On: Apr-12-2012
By: tsatoke13
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Tags: rekia boyd, detective, trayvon, martin, zimmerman, racism, murder
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  • Comment of user 'Amusing' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Mr. Antonio Cross approached
    the cop with a gun... enough said....

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  • There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays.

    Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. I am afraid that there is More..

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    • @WE ARE POWER Good job taking quotes that you don't understand out of context

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    • @kingofthebox

      Your ignorance is only exceeded by your arrogance. I know damn well what the man is saying. He is talking about race hustlers like Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and others who make a living off of hate and fostering descent among the races.

      The amazing thing is those race hustlers weren't even born yet, but Booker T so how there was a whole class of blacks who were causing trouble.

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  • Here's the deal folk. He's an off-duty cop. He's not being a cop when he did this.... So If he simply had a concealed weapons permit... Would the description be complaining about conceal permits... or do you only have a hard-on for cops here tsatoke13??????

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    • @CatJuggler But here, the cop wouldn't be carrying his weapon while off-duty, nor would he be allowed to without a permit.

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    • @lethe

      That's not entirely true. A police officer in Canada is legally entitled to carry service firearms at anytime. Individual force policy is what dictates when the officer is permitted to carry their service firearm.

      An officer could get a permit to carry his own firearm, but that seldom occurs because the licencing officials tell them they have no need of such a permit since they are provided with a force firearm.

      Most, if not all police agencies in Canada have provisions for officers More..

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    • @Captain Canuck Can't talk for all law enforcement, but federal and provincial is a hell-no. Local maybe. You end your shift, your weapon stays there, except under special circumstances.

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    • @lethe

      Do you have a source for your "hell no" on Federal and Provincial? I only ask because I have an exceptionally reliable source.

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  • "trayvon, martin, zimmerman, racism, murder"

    Look at those tags, race baiting much?

    Face it, you people need racism as bad as you need water and food, or else you'd have no one to point your lazy welfare mongering, chickengrease smeared fingers at.

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    • @tsatoke13 "You wouldn't say that to my face" :D

      LMAO! such unbridled RAGE, keep RAGING my RAGEY little beeotch : )

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  • Charged with assault for carrying his cell phone?

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  • Similar? Black person killed. Yea exactly alike. Give me a f-ing break.

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  • So another hispanic, (Dante Servin) shoots a black girl acting recklessly and I suppose this will be pegged erroneously as another "white on black" crime.

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    • @RoccoSantoro It's the new fad. Blame the white guy for all your problems.

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    • @RoccoSantoro

      The FBI defines hispanics as whites....

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    • @lethe

      Nothing new about that.

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    • @FatBastard_2010
      Yeah the same hispanic that got his job as a cop through affirmitive action and lower standards for minorities ends up proving he was unqualified and unfit for his job. Now that he killed someone due to incompetence, he is all of a sudden no longer a minority but white! Liberal scum are to blame for this. THIS MAN IS NOT WHITE, HE IS HISPANIC AND THAT'S THE ONLY REASON HE GOT HIS JOB !
      Liberals are directly responsible for the death of this girl.
      (I'm not aiming this at you More..

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  • I would like to get a hold of that mother fucking cop.........and buy him a beer. Good job buddy. Only a few million left but if we keep it up, one day they will be extinct. Just like the neaderthal.

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    • Comment of user 'tsatoke13' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • "an off-duty cop in their employee" this is serious news people.

    And I see similarities with all the gang-related shootings and executions by black people. If you want to play, at least play fair. You want to pull the race card but we have to stay politically correct about it? ...

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  • It's open season on hoodies

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  • Mr. Cross was charged with misdemeanor assault for carrying his cell
    phone

    Mr. Cross didnt have an assault charge against him because he carried a phone. They charged him because he had a "confrontation" with an officer.

    It a shame that innocent people get killed by other retards with little self control. It happens everyday with drive- bys and such that you hardly hear about but the difference today is the cop was the one who pulled the "drive-by".

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  • Yeah, not a clean shoot. Unacceptable since there are many criminals with guns on the street that are worth shooting.

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  • this is why cops get killed. Its the healthy balance between cops and innocent people getting killed by them.

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  • a picture of grief anger and mainly greed

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  • Move along nothing to see here!!

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  • Change the fucking headline. It wasn't because they looked "suspicious". It was because the cop got into a fucking argument with the group and opened up on all of them. Shooting Rekia Boyd in the back of the head in the process.

    The cop lost their temper and fucked up hard and now they're trying like hell to cover it up.

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    • @MaDKroniK
      tsatoke isn't interested in facts, just race baiting posts, as you can see from her tags.

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    • @MaDKroniK Did you miss the part where the guy came toward the cop with a gun?

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    • @lonewolf6972 Do you for one minute actually believe that? It was an off duty cop getting into it with their neighbors. Did you also miss the part where they never found a gun? Did the cop run after they unloaded their gun? It's a cover up dude. I live in Chicago and have parents who are retired cops. They're trying to cover it up to save the cop's ass and they're probably gonna succeed.

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  • Fuck racism, ladies and gentlemen. Let's just start loathing our own kind for a change.

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  • OH YA FUCKER,WOT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING IN THIS DAY AND AGE,STARTING TO BE THE NORM.

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  • Whaddya wanna bet this cop is not white? If he was this story would have been about racism. Doesn't matter if it fits or not.

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  • Whether something is right or wrong only depends on how you feel.

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  • Thank god.

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  • GIVE THAT COP A MEDAL

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  • fake

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  • this is why cops get killed. Its the healthy balance between cops and innocent people getting killed by them.

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