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A 13-year-old boy is facing felony charges after allegedly hitting a Chicago police officer with a snowball. The incident occurred last Wednesday, when a snowball was launched from a crowd of kids.
The youth says that he isn’t even the one who threw the snowball. Instead, he says that he is being punished for not knowing who did throw it. As he was in a crowd of students, he asserts that there is no way the officer could even have seen him, but instead just went after the first person he spotted in the area where the snowball came from. The officer said that the snowball hit him in the arm.
He admits he was sitting in his police cruiser and wasn’t looking at the crowd when he was hit. After deciding who he thought threw the snowball, the officer charged the 13-year-old with aggravated battery to a peace officer, a felony.
I have simply lost all respect for law enforcement. I do have a level of fear of them which I believe is their goal.
But always-do not forget this, Winston-always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face-forever."
I have learned to give little credence to stories that conveniently leave off a single name. There's no way this story would not have, at the very least, the officer's FIRST name. I call 'shenanigans to incite people's anger' on this one.
The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4900 block of West Congress Parkway, about a half a block from where the boy attends school, according to a police report