Hillary Clinton expressed sadness over the death of Adam Toledo, “another child killed by police.” Yes, Hillary, a child who was affectionately remembered by his pals from the gang with two heartwarming nicknames, ‘Lil’ Homicide’ and ‘Bvby Diablo’. A child who was armed with a gun and playing a deadly game in the middle of the night in a dangerous city.
Another child killed by police.
Another community mourning victims of a mass shooting.
Going to work, walking in the street, or being Black, Latino, or Asian American should not be a death sentence.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 16, 2021
Tributes to deceased armed teen Adam Toledo by his friends refer to him by his gang names, "Lil' Homicide" and "Bvby Diablo." pic.twitter.com/L9WOBNb3Hv
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) April 15, 2021
Here’s how a writer from The Independent portrayed Adam Toledo. “Toledo was a child in crisis who needed support from his community, not a criminal mastermind or a gang leader. He was an at-risk youth who could have been introduced to programs, to therapy, to help. As a society, we are supposed to acknowledge this: He was well below the age of criminal responsibility. Instead, he was robbed of the chance to turn his life around before it even really started.”
“Adam will never get to go to prom, to go to high school, to know the small joys of growing up,” she adds. “He was just a baby who got involved with a bad crowd. And he wasn’t afforded the benefit of the doubt.”
Yup, that’s all. Pretty soon, he’ll be inducted into the George Floyd Hall of Fame, right after Daunte Wright.
Liberals are tying themselves up in knots trying to spin this story to fit their narrative. Below, The Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy shares a video which shows how CBS News “edited” out the edges of the police officer’s footage, thus, viewers would not see the gun in Toledo’s hand.
Full video here. *At best*, CBS News looked at an explosive issue like a controversial police shooting & prioritized mobile screen viewing optimization over showing the full body camera footage (and thus edited out a key fact leading up to the shooting).https://t.co/b1P814LGjN
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) April 16, 2021
Liberals are casting blame on the police officer who was doing his job.
On Thursday, the Chicago Police Department released a photo with “an arrow pointing to what appeared to be a handgun in Toledo’s right hand before Stillman opened fire” according to report in Reuters. The caption said, “838 milliseconds between gun shown in hand and single shot.”
John Catanzara, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that “the officer had only eight-tenths of a second to make the decision whether to shoot and his actions were justified.”
None of that will stop the liberals who will continue to beat the drum for gun control legislation.