No, he wasn't shot by police....
"Slain boy was targeted, lured into alley, Chicago police say; Officials say it was reportedly a gang retaliation" by Sarah Kaplan Washington Post November 07, 2015
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called it ‘‘the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime’’ of his 35 years, the latest in a series of gang-related killings stretching back to August, and was ‘‘pretty certain’’ about the circumstances, including the gangs involved, but he would not go into detail.
That is saying a lot considering it's Chicago.
Citing law enforcement sources, the Chicago Tribune reported that the conflict that has roiled the city since the summer involves two decades-old rival Chicago gangs: the Gangster Disciples and the Black P Stones. Members of each gang were shot and killed last month, as was the female companion of one gang member. Another member’s mother was wounded.
If memory serves correctly, I was told gang crime in Chicago was down. Must have been just before the recent mayoral election.
Police believe that the 9-year-old’s death stems from his father’s involvement in this conflict, and that the father, 25-year-old Pierre Stokes, might know who shot the boy.
But when a reporter asked if Stokes was cooperating with the investigation, McCarthy responded with a curt, ‘‘No.’’
‘‘As a matter of fact, let me put it this way,’’ he continued, ‘‘We’ve tried to interview him at least twice. I can’t even tell you what he said because you can’t say it on TV, but he made it emphatically clear that he’s not cooperating.’’
Stokes disputed authorities’ characterization of him. He told the Chicago Tribune that no one would have a motive to hurt him. And if they did, they wouldn’t need to target his child — ‘‘I’m not hard to find,’’ Stokes said.
The Tribune reported that Stokes is a member of a faction of the Gangster Disciples. In interviews on Thursday, Stokes would not talk about whether he is a gang member, according to the Associated Press, but he voiced frustration that police have spent time questioning him rather than pursuing the people who shot his son.
‘‘They’re more worried about me. Why are you worried about me, not the killer?’’ Stokes told the Tribune. ‘‘I’m not the killer. Worry about the killer.’’
The violence that has plagued the city has weighed on Tyshawn’s parents. They didn’t even let Tyshawn, who lived with his mother, go trick-or-treating for Halloween this year. Instead, Stokes bought his son a bag of candy from the dollar store.
Stokes said he feels guilty that he wasn’t at Tyshawn’s side when the little boy was walking home from school on Monday.
This story is starting to stink.
According to CBS, 391 people have been killed in Chicago this year — an 18 percent increase from this time a year ago. Forty of the victims were children.
Tyshawn was a fourth-grader at Joplin Elementary, a small public school just blocks from the alley where he was killed. He loved basketball and video games, his mother said, and had an unusually weighty sense of responsibility for a 9-year-old child.
He would say, ‘‘Mom, when I get older I’m going to take care of you, I’m going to get you a new house,’’ Karla Lee recalled to the Chicago Tribune. ‘‘He was going to make me real proud of him. I believed every word my son said.’’
What mother doesn't?
Interestingly, the gangland execution of the kid took attention away from the con man turned cop:
"Officer who killed self was suspected of embezzlement" by Don Babwin Associated Press November 05, 2015
FOX LAKE, Ill. — For weeks, investigators focused on finding the killers of a small-town police officer known as ‘‘GI Joe.’’ Thousands attended the funeral of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz and many lauded him as a hero, the latest law enforcer to give his life to keep other Americans safe.
Yeah, even the pre$$ was fooled.
But after an intense and costly manhunt for three phantom suspects came up empty, investigators realized he was something else: a small-time embezzler who meticulously staged his death to make it look like he was slain in the line of duty.
In fact, the 30-year police veteran killed himself on Sept. 1 because his theft of thousands of dollars from a youth program was about to be exposed, authorities revealed Wednesday.
‘‘Gliniewicz committed the ultimate betrayal,’’ said Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Commander George Filenko, who endured blistering questions from skeptical journalists about his handling of the two-month investigation. ‘‘We completely believed from day one that this was a homicide.’’
Recovered text messages and other records now show that Gliniewicz embezzled from the village’s Police Explorer program for seven years, spending the money on mortgage payments, travel expenses, gym memberships, adult websites, and loans to friends, Filenko said.
And no one had a clue that the hero cop was a con man, huh? All that NSA data collection and everything.
‘‘We have determined this staged suicide was the end result of extensive criminal acts that Gliniewicz had been committing,’’ he said.
Yeah, if events were staged and scripted ma$$ media would tell us (blog editor rolls eyes).
Filenko said he could not reveal more details about these crimes because ‘‘the investigation strongly suggests criminal activity on the part of at least two other individuals.’’
Oh, he had help, huh? Like a.... (gulp) ....conspiracy?
The revelation shocked people in Fox Lake, a village of 10,000 about 50 miles north of Chicago where the 52-year-old married father of four had long been a role model.
That's the way it always is; authority is the worst $cum.
‘‘He was a great guy. I looked up to him. I am really upset about this. It really opens your eyes up,’’ said Tim Pederson, 22, who was an explorer under Gliniewicz and now works as a corrections officer.
That is your fault, kid. You expected too much from the thug.
Minutes before he died, Gliniewicz radioed that he was chasing three suspicious men in a swampy area of Fox Lake, a suburb north of Chicago. Backup officers followed a trail of equipment to the Army veteran’s body, about 50 yards from his squad car.
By then, an intense manhunt had begun and was growing quickly, with hundreds of officers searching houses, cabins and even boats on area lakes. Helicopters with heat-sensing scanners and K-9 units scoured the area for days.
This is smelling like another shit cover story now, a Jade Helm justifier.
Some 50 suburban Chicago police departments and sheriff’s offices assisted, racking up overtime and other costs.
Good thing this guy is dead(?); otherwise, the taxpayers would kill him.
"‘Hero’ cop sought hit-man to cover up thefts, says detective" by Don Babwin Associated Press November 06, 2015
FOX LAKE, Ill. — Months before an Illinois police officer staged his suicide to make it seem like he died in the line of duty, subjecting his community to an expensive and fruitless manhunt, he apparently sought a hit man to kill a village administrator he feared would expose him as a thief, a detective said Thursday.
Do you smell something, readers?
Detective Chris Covelli said Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz sent a text in April asking a woman to set up a meeting with a ‘‘high ranking gang member to put a hit on the village manager.’’
He didn't think anyone would be collecting the data?
Gliniewicz sent another message in May saying he had thought of ‘‘planting things,’’ which made more sense after investigators found small packages of cocaine in Gliniewicz’s desk after he died, Covelli said.
Maybe he had a drug problem. That's why he needed that dough.
The drugs were ‘‘not linked to any case that we could find,’’ raising the possibility that the lieutenant sought to frame the manager, Anne Marrin, as a drug criminal before she could expose him as an embezzler, the detective said.
‘‘We never found any explanation why those drugs were in his desk at the police station,’’ Covelli said.
Whatever, because we are at the point now where i don't care what horse sh** they are shoveling. You can dig through this crap if you want.
Gliniewicz sent the texts after Marrin, the village’s first professional administrator, began auditing Fox Lake’s finances, including the Police Explorers program, which authorities now say the lieutenant had been stealing from for seven years.
Often called ‘‘G.I. Joe,’’ he was a respected figure in the bedroom community of 10,000 people 50 miles north of Chicago. His death on Sept. 1, moments after he radioed that he was chasing three suspicious men, prompted an intense manhunt involving hundreds of officers and raised fears of cop-killers on the loose.
Two months later, authorities revealed that he in fact killed himself to cover his crimes.
Does that make sense to you? He killed himself over fraud? In this slap-on-the-wrist society?
And now authorities are also investigating his wife, Melodie, and one of his sons, D.J., as well, an official said Thursday.
Ah, they must be the two other people. A cop crime family.
Melodie Gliniewicz helped her husband run the Fox Lake Police Explorer Post, which put young people interested in law enforcement careers through sophisticated training exercises. In a newspaper interview weeks ago, D.J. Gliniewicz, an Army soldier in his 20s, angrily dismissed suggestions that his father took his own life.
The official, who was briefed on the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
Authorities declined to officially identify anyone beyond the lieutenant who is suspected in any crimes. They also declined to identify the woman Gliniewicz texted in April, other than to say she is not in law enforcement.
Who are they protecting?
Investigators did interview the high-ranking gang member, who denied talking to Gliniewicz. ‘‘We found no evidence that they ever talked and we were able to rule him out’’ as a suspect, Covelli said.
What is strange is Obama was just there and didn't say a word about it.