Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend In Gage Park
CHICAGO (CBS) – Police officers shot and killed a man who was stabbing his ex-girlfriend with a butcher knife, outside her home in the Gage Park neighborhood.They observed him kneeling over his ex-girlfriend stabbing her, and when they approached him, he stood up and charged them with the knife. It wasn't until he actually charged the police officers that he was fired upon - apparently him stabbing his ex wasn't enough to get them to fire. He had to actually threaten *them* with the knife before they took action.
CBS 2′s Susanna Song reports the 27-year-old mother of three was stabbed in the left arm by her children’s father, only a few feet away from where Chicago police officers stood waiting on the front steps, thinking she was safe and out of harm’s way.
Now, I don't know about the rest of y'all, but if a violent ex-boyfriend violating a restraining order and kneeling over her actively stabbing her with a butcher knife isn't enough to get the cops to open fire, nothing is. This is a point we've been trying to make for years. The police are under absolutely no obligation whatsoever to step in to save your life. None. Oftentimes, they will - in fact, I'd bet on it in the vast majority of cases - but when all is said and done, had that violent ex-boyfriend not charged the cops, he may very well have finished her off before they got around to stopping him.
Now, I would assume they were getting ready to taser the suspect or otherwise incapacitate him when he charged them. At least, that's what I hope - then again, this could have been like NYC, where the transit police locked themselves in a subway car rather than stop a man from being attacked. Why is it that these types of stories almost exclusively happen in areas that active prevent their citizens from carrying arms for self-defense?
911 or 1911, the choice is pretty clear which is the faster line of defense...
That is all.