Is He Serious!? Ex-Chicago Cop Blames #BlackLivesMatter For Spike In Windy City's Murder Rate

Is He Serious!? Ex-Chicago Cop Blames #BlackLivesMatter For Spike In Windy City's Murder Rate
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If you're ever curious as to how institutionalized racism manifests itself IRL look no further than Garry McCarthy a man who for four years served as top cop at the Chicago Police Department. 

On New Year's Day he took to the radio waves to blame the Black Lives Matter movement on the sharp spike in his cities violence. 

"So what's happening, and this is ironic, is that a movement with the goal of saving black lives at this point is getting black lives taken, because 80 percent of our murder victims here in Chicago are male blacks," said McCarthy on "The Cats The Cats Roundtable" radio show" radio show.\

Because Karma is a b*tch, McCarthy has since been was fired from his role as superintendent at Chicago PD. Back in December 2015 his department withheld dash cam footage capturing the fatal police-involved shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, an unarmed black 17-year-old who was shot more than a dozen times. 

McCarthy, a Bronx native who served as the NYPD's deputy commissioner of operations before moving to Chicago accused those protesting against police brutality of encouraging young people not to  comply with police orders or respect their authority. 


McDonald was shot while walking away from officers in October 2014, but cops initially claimed he was charging at them with a knife.

"I think the Trump election quite frankly is a reaction to that," McCarthy went on to say Donald Trump being elected as president was in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

"I think the people are tired of career politicians who've never really had a job telling us how we should think and how we should act," the former cop said on November's election. 

If institutions are run from a top down approach it's clear what type of rhetoric McCarthy instilled in his subordinate officers and that's why Black Lives Matter exists, so that one day the Laquan McDonald's of the world can live to see another day.

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