Hundreds Protest Police Killing Of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo In Chicago

Written by on April 16, 2021

Lots of poured into the streets in Chicago on Friday night, protesting the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo. 

The day before today, officers had launched footage of the March 29 capturing, sparking outrage. Video confirmed the seventh-grader being pursued by police, then complying with orders by stopping and turning round along with his arms within the air when Chicago police officer Eric Stillman shot him. 

Protesters gathered in Logan Sq., carrying indicators that stated “Justice for Adam” and “CPD, cease killing our youngsters.” Individuals chanted in unison: “Adam, we love you. We won’t cease till there may be justice for you.” 

Earlier this week, prosecutors falsely stated Toledo had been armed when he was shot, however later walked again the declare. Police bodycam video confirmed Toledo’s arms had been empty and that he was holding them within the air when police shot him lifeless. One other video from a car parking zone digital camera confirmed Toledo showing to toss one thing behind a fence earlier than placing his arms up. 

“I don’t assume it issues whether or not Adam is a choir boy, whether or not he’s concerned in another untoward exercise — the very fact of the matter is that he was strolling on the street and he was shot unarmed,” Adeena Weiss-Ortiz, the Toledo household’s legal professional, stated at a press convention Thursday. “If you happen to’re capturing an unarmed baby along with his arms within the air, it’s an assassination,” the legal professional added.  

The protests over the Latino baby’s killing by police come simply days after Daunte Wright, a Black 20-year-old, was shot lifeless by police in Brooklyn Heart, Minnesota, on Sunday, sparking demonstrations there. And all through this week, former police officer Derek Chauvin has been on trial in Minneapolis. Chauvin killed George Floyd, a Black man, by kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes final summer time. 


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