You may recall the tragic story we reported several weeks ago about the brutal murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee who was lured into a Chicago alley and executed ostensibly because of his father’s gang ties. His father denied any gang links and refused to help police.
Well, those terrible, awful, racist police have done the work the father would not. USA Today reports the Chicago Police Department announced they’ve arrested 27-year-old Corey Morgan of Lansing, IL and charged him with first degree murder, but believe he had at least two other accomplices.
According to USA Today, “police said they believe Tyshawn was targeted because of his father’s gang ties. The father, Pierre Stokes, previously told reporters he is not in a gang and does not believe his son’s killing was retaliation. Stokes is currently on probation for a 2011 armed robbery conviction. He was arrested and charged in June 2014 with unlawful use of a weapon, but has pleaded not guilty to that charge.
“All three (suspects) are in the same gang,” Chicago Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy told reporters. “I can tell you this: They are going to be obliterated. That gang just signed its own death warrant.”
McCarthy added that he is going to assign resources to insure that “neither one of those gangs can raise their heads again.
McCarthy said they believe that Edwards, the wanted suspect, was still in the area and urged the man to turn himself in.
“We are going to catch you, we’re definitely going to catch him,” McCarthy. “And quite frankly, in a heinous crime like this, he’s probably better off if we catch him than somebody else.”
Whoa. Wouldn’t it be great to hear that sort of strong language from our own president regarding fighting the bad guys threatening our nation?
Thank goodness we have strong leaders on the front lines in our cities.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]