Video of unarmed victim Paul OâNeal âdamning indictmentâ of Chicago Police
Washington, DC, August 5, 2016–The National LGBTQ Task Force is calling for a full investigation of the Chicago Policeâs fatal shooting of Paul O’Neal, an 18-year-old unarmed Black man, that took place on July 28. In a video released by the police today, the victim is shown according to CNN in a âlimpâ condition as he is handcuffed; shots are heard.
âOur thoughts and prayers continue to be with the OâNeal family at this heartbreaking time. This video, the general black lives donât matter demeanor, and the aggressive approach of the police towards Paul OâNeal is yet another example of why we need radical reform of policing in our nation. The video is tragically one of many that are a damning indictment of the policeâs shoot-to-kill black people culture. How many more families will have to suffer until real change happens?â said Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force.
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