AFRICANGLOBE – A group of white people in Chicago angrily confronted Black Lives Matters activists who were on their way to console the family of a Black man shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on Saturday. “N*ggers go home!” the mob yelled hours after the shooting.
“A young white guy [walked] up with a baseball bat,” Black Lives Matter activist Kofi Ademola said. “The police took the baseball bat from him. White people are driving by and yelling at us ‘n*ggers go home! Get the f-ck out of here! Blue Lives Matter.’ More of them got out of the car and chanted ‘CPD! Blue Lives Matter.'”
The assaults took place in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of the city, where Joshua Beal was shot in the head hours earlier after an off-duty fireman and a police officer confronted him for allegedly blocking a fire lane, the Chicago Tribune reported.
When the 25-year-old father of two exited his car, an argument ensued before an off-duty officer got involved in the fracas. Beal allegedly failed to drop his gun before both officers fired their weapons, the off-duty officer said. It was not immediately clear who fired the fatal bullet.
Beal was visiting from Indianapolis to attend a family funeral.
“The Sergeant stopped, exited his vehicle, displayed his weapon and announced his office,” the notoriously corrupt Chicago Police Department said in a statement Saturday. “As the incident continued to escalate and the offender failed to drop his weapon, shots were fired striking the individual multiple times.”
Joshua Beal’s handgun, which his family said he was licensed for, was recovered at the scene.
A bystander who recorded a cellphone video of the incident in which multiple gunshots can be heard told the local ABC affiliate Beal did not brandish his weapon at all. However, a separate video taken at the scene appears to show Joshua Beal was indeed holding a legal gun before he was shot, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
A video posted to Facebook shows a man yelling at the activists, “You’re a criminal” if they did not support police.
By: John Walsh