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Friday, January 29, 2016

Race Matters: Black Chicago Teen Quintonio LeGrier Called 911 Three Times Before He Was Shot

Chicago Teen Quintonio LeGrier Called 911 Three Times Before He Was Shot

Do Black lives really matter?

A new recording from the tragic December police shooting thatleft a college student and his elderly neighbordead show the Black teen attempted to call 911 three times, only to be be hung up on by a dispatcher.

The New York Timeswrites that 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier called 911 at 4a.m. on December 26, 2015.

The helpless teen didn’t give identifying information, so the impatient dispatcher hung up on him.

“Someone is threatening my life,” then pleaded for an officer to besent, as the dispatcher continued to seek his last name.“There’s an emergency!” Mr. LeGrier said.

The dispatcher answered: “O.K., if you can’t answer the questions I’m going to hang up.”“I need the police!” Mr. LeGrier said.

“Terminating the call,” the dispatcher responded.Chicago police eventually responded to the call and fatally shot LeGrier, and his neighbor, a 55-year-old grandmother who just answered the front door.

Police later admitted her death was an “accident” by them.

So, ask yourself. Do Black lives matter??

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