Million Dollar Demolition Derby
CHICAGO — Hours after videos were released showing Chicago police officers shooting 18-year-old Paul O'Neal, Supt. Eddie Johnson tried to address reporters outside of police headquarters. Instead, as he approached microphones set up by various TV stations at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue, a group of protesters began giving Johnson a piece of their mind. Protester Lamon Reccord pointed at Johnson, saying the top cop's assertion that he hadn't witnessed police misconduct in 27 years on the force "an insult to my intelligence." "The police out here are acting reckless," Reccord said. "They're reckless. When you see that video of the officer getting out the passenger seat, withdrawing his service weapon, he instantly got out of that car and starts shooting. He instantly got out of that car and starts shooting Paul O'Neal. Say his name. Remember his name."