Enlightening Commentary

Another Shooting Video?

Posted on November 30, 2015

Police Shooting CigaretteThe Sun-Times’ Mary Mitchell was one of the first to report on the existence of the McDonald video. Now the word on the street is that there is another video from another police-involved shooting:

Is the city trying to hide another damning video of a Chicago police officer shooting an unarmed black man?

The mother of Ronald Johnson thinks so. The 25-year-old black man was fatally shot by a Chicago cop a week before Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times by another officer.

“They are covering up. They have dashcam footage showing how my son was killed,” Dorothy Holmes told me.

Admittedly, our initial reaction was it sounds like a “hey, me too, where’s my payout”, however…

After the shooting, Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, gave media an account of what happened just as he did after McDonald was killed.

According to Camden, Johnson pointed a gun in the direction of the officers responding to a call of shots fired.

According to Holmes, the video will prove that account to be false.

Pat’s a known liar, period. Plus…

The city has gotten a “protective order” from a federal judge precluding Holmes’ attorney from releasing the video.

“We filed a Freedom of Information Act request and it was denied. We then filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit,” Oppenheimer said.

A federal judge is expected to rule on the release of this dashcam video on Dec. 10.

In other words, here we go again.