Cops: High Fivin’


The behaviour of the cops who murdered Paul O’Neal just get worse. They actually high fived after murdering an unarmed young man, and it was this moment that one cop expressed annoyance over a probable 30 day suspension. These people are utterly despicable, and placing them on administrative leave is not nearly enough. This is outright murder, and the murderers should be punished.

CBS Chicago’s Charlie De Mar saw the video and reported that it shows one officer high fiving another before saying “F***, I’m going to be on desk duty now for 30 days”; and one officer saying to another, “Make sure this (body-camera) is off.”

“We just came from watching Chicago police officers execute Paul O’Neal. … It is one of the most horrific things that I have seen, aside from being in a movie. These police officers decided to play judge, jury and executioner,” he said. “It is amazing to me. It is horrific, it is tragic, that these officers did what they did and took their street justice in their own hands—the things that they are trying to prevent, or supposed to prevent.”

I seriously advise people to avoid the comments on that tweet. There’s a whole lot of poison there. Full story here.


  1. says

    You can’t act like that unless you’ve first dehumanized the people you’re killing. Even if the shooting is fully justified, if you consider the other person a human being, you will be upset about it. The fact that they aren’t is really scary.

  2. says


    The fact that they aren’t is really scary.

    Oh yes, it is. Cops shops often play distressed over a shooting, but increasingly, videos are showing that to be nothing more than crocodile tears.

  3. says

    I used to believe body cameras were a good idea. But I think the problem is we can’t trust cops with guns. Disarm them. If that’s too scary for them, they can sell loose cigarettes or dope or do white-collar crime.

  4. Kengi says

    Chicago’s finest. From the city that operated organized police torture programs (run by a police commander) and setup a police black site to keep prisoners away from lawyers and family.

  5. Gregory Greenwood says

    Utterly horrifying. It should be unbelievable that the people responsible for upholding the law could behave in such a callous, dehumanizing and casually cruel and murderous fashion, but one of the most frightening things of all is that this is no longer surprising -- it’s the new normal. Just being out while Black (and indeed anyone who isn’t White is increasingly a target, as is anyone is who is in any way perceived to be poorer or of a lower social class by law enforcement) is enough to place you in peril from the very people who should be protecting you. Even worse, legions of racist idiots are applauding the fact.

    I have no words for how repugnant this is.

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