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Black Lives matter in Chicago Mt. Greenwood Neighborhood


Fatal police shooting

Protesters clashed in the city’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood on Sunday. (WLS)

Sunday, November 06, 2016 11:45PM

Protesters clashed Sunday afternoon near the site of a deadly police shooting of a 25-year-old man in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood neighborhood.

Investigators said Joshua Beal, of Indianapolis, was armed when a confrontation between him and officers resulted in him being fatally shot. However, family members dispute the police narrative.

On Sunday, Mount Greenwood residents squared off against activists demonstrating against the shooting. The clash between Black Lives Matters and Blue Lives Matters groups became tense at times as they exchanged chants such as “KKK” on one side and “CPD” on the other side.

“Nobody should have to sit there and witness their brother get killed by the same people who are supposed to protect the us,” said Beal’s sister Cordney Boxley.

Protesters clash in Mount Greenwood

On Sunday, protesters clashed in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood one day after a police-involved shooting.

According to police, the shooting occurred after a vehicle leaving funeral services at a nearby cemetery stopped in traffic in front of a Chicago fire house near West 111th Street and South Troy Street. An off-duty firefighter told the driver that they were illegally blocking the fire lane. The occupants exited the vehicle and a verbal/physical altercation ensured, police said. An off-duty Chicago police officer was inside a nearby business and assisted the firefighter.

A Chicago police sergeant driving to work stopped when he observed a man with a firearm in his hands. After the man “failed to drop his weapon, shots were fired striking the individual multiple times,” police said.

“At that time, a subject displayed a weapon, an off-duty CPD sergeant was on his way to work in uniform observed the subject. At that time shots were fired, and the subject was fatally struck,” said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

The shooter was the police sergeant.

Joshua Beal

Joshua Beal (Family photo)

According to family, an off-duty officer in an unmarked vehicle cut off one of the vehicles in the funeral procession. The family members and officer got out of their vehicles. After a verbal exchange, gunfire erupted but Beal’s family said that he did not provoke the officer, and merely disclosing that he had a concealed weapon permit.

“Chicago police gunned my baby down like a vicious animal,” said Tiffaney Boxley, the Beal’s mother. “They shot him twice in the back and three times in his front.”

The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) is investigating.

Video circulated online on Sunday that claimed to show Beal holding a gun, however, its authenticity could not be substantiated.

“The problem is everybody is making their assumptions based on the little stuff they see, the picture, the video. No one knows what happened,” activist Ja’Mal Green said.

The video appears to capture the tense moments before the shooting, showing at least two people with their guns out. In another video, gunshots can be heard.

“IPRA investigators are in talks with several eye witnesses and are taking steps to authenticate the videos and images that have been widely circulated. While it is still very early in the investigation we can confirm that early ballistic evidence suggests multiple firearms were discharged. It is our hope that people will wait until all evidence is brought to light before making any conclusions about what happened yesterday evening,” said IPRA spokesperson Mia Sissac.

Britnie Nelson said she witnessed the incident.

“As I’m looking, I see the officer shoot the man. He ran around the car and he shot the man. The gun went off thirteen times,” Nelson said.

The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days.

“If they don’t do something they are the bad guys. If they try to do something they are the bad guys. So what they are supposed to do?” asked one protester supporting police officers.

Source: Will County News

“The Source Of Hacked Emails Is Not Russia”


“The Source Of Hacked Emails Is Not Russia”

Julian Assange Ends The Suspense: “The Source Of Hacked Emails Is Not Russia”

November 5th, 2016 | by hqanon

(ZHEWith countless hours of media, and Clinton campaign, speculation and accusations that the source of hacked Wikileaks Democratic emails including the Podesta files, is none other than Russian president Vladimir Putin, either directly or indirectly, Julian Assange has decided to close the book on that particular loose end, and as RT reports, in a John Pilger Special, to be broadcast by RT on Saturday courtesy of Dartmouth Films, Assange categorically denied that the troves of US Democratic Party and Clinton work and staff emails released this year have come from the Russian government.

“The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange told the veteran Australian broadcaster as part of a 25-minute interview.

Assange spoke with Pilger at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been for four years, and accused the US presidential candidate of being a pawn of behind-the-scenes interests, and voiced doubts about her physical fitness to take charge of the White House.

“Hillary Clinton is just one person. I actually feel quite sorry for Hillary Clinton as a person, because I see someone who is eaten alive by their ambitions, tormented literally to the point where they become sick – for example faint – as a result of going on, and going with their ambitions. But she represents a whole network of people, and a whole network of relationships with particular states.”

Over the past nine months, WikiLeaks uploaded over 30,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server, while she was Secretary of State. This was followed by nearly 20,000 emails sent to and by members of the US Democratic National Committee, exposing the party leadership’s dismissive attitude to Bernie Sanders, and his outsider primaries campaign.

Finally, last month, WikiLeaks posted over 50,000 emails connected to John Podesta, Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, and a close associate of the current presidential frontrunner.

A preview of the upcoming interview below. The Homeland Security Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence posted a joint statement in October, claiming they were “confident” that the Russian government “directed” this year’s leaks. Moscow has rejected the accusation, with presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov calling the claims “nonsense,” while Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the “public bickering with Russia” before the US election is probably a “smokescreen” to draw the voters’ attention away from serious domestic issues.

This article (Julian Assange Ends The Suspense: “The Source Of Hacked Emails Is Not Russia”) by Tyler Durden originally appeared on ZeroHedge.com and was used with permission.

Source: Will County News