A Chicago police officer, Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder after brutalizing Laquan McDonald to death, has been hired as a janitor.
The white officer Dyke was involved in the shooting of a 17-year-old African-American Laquan in October 2014. It was 16 rapid shots in 13 seconds. After footage of the shooting had been released, Dyke was suspended and later charged with a first-degree murder. Now he walks free waiting for the final trail, which hopefully will restore justice in this case.
Surprisingly, the president of the FOP disclosed on local media few weeks ago that the union has hired Dyke as a janitor to help him with his financial struggles and said union “would do the same for any Chicago officer.”
The question is can this rule apply if it was a black police officer who killed a white teen? Aside from that, people committed such crimes should not be left around freely in societies. They should be kept behind bars for the rest of their lives to ensure that one’s life is safe.
A priest and social activist Father Michael Pfleger, after hearing the news about the union hiring Dyke said, “In my mind, this is absolutely unacceptable. This is why the bridge between police and community is so destroyed now. If I hired at my church a guy who was indicted and awaiting trial for killing a police officer, they would be tearing me up.”
Report says that Dyke has been working at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) hall for over three weeks now.