Chicago is a hotbed for pro gun control politicians. Crime and handgun violence rates are off the charts. Instead of blaming those responsible for the crime (as demonstrated in this video), politicians take the easy route and blame the lawful gun owners. The following is a story (and video) of an event that happened in January 2019. It shows a carload of young men in Chicago who, fortunately, were brazen enough to live stream their threats to kill a police officer if he dared to attempt a traffic stop. The entire video is disgusting, but one that should be forwarded to every politician and anti-gunner with a message stating that it is the violent and irresponsible criminals and their conduct that should be the subject of any additional regulations and laws—NOT guns and law abiding gun owners—there is a difference and nothing makes it more clear than this video.
Chicago, IL – An ‘aspiring’ rapper has been arrested for threatening to murder a uniformed Chicago police officer in a viral Facebook Live video. Tavon Baylock, 20, streamed the live video on the social media platform on Jan. 23, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
“We’re gonna kill him,” Baylock laughs in the video, as he and two other vehicle occupants pulled up alongside a marked Chicago Police Department (CPD) patrol vehicle. “You better mind your mother–kin’ business, b–ch,” he said in the video. “I’m gonna kill you.” He panned the camera between the two semiautomatic handguns in his lap and the unsuspecting officer driving the police SUV.
Another individual armed with a handgun equipped with a 50-round drum magazine and a laser sight sat in the backseat of the suspect’s car, Cook County prosecutors said.
“My gun’s on my lap. He’s gonna get his a– hurt!” Baylock said in the video.
The patrol vehicle momentarily fell behind them at a traffic light, at which point Baylock raised the camera above him to show the officer pulling up next to them yet again.
“Keep comin.’ I got some s–t that hurts,” he said.
The marked patrol vehicle then proceeded past them, and drove off ahead.
“He runnin’! Chase that n—-r, he runnin’!” Baylock declared. “Kill him! Catch him!”
“Hey look! We got guns and s–t,” he said later in the video, pointing the weapons at the camera. “Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!”
The suspect vehicle trailed after the marked police unit for several more blocks before the video ended.
“F–k the police,” Baylock said. “Imma shoot this b—h in public. F–k… Y’all seen the police runnin’ from us. Y’all know who really runnin’ Chicago.”
According to prosecutors, much of the video was recorded in the 9500 block of South Halsted Street. The officer seen in the video identified himself after he was shown the footage, and Baylock was ultimately arrested on a felony count of threatening a public official. But Baylock’s attorney, Michael Saken, denied that his client ever threatened the uniformed officer.
“Besides the fact that there is language used that most would consider to be bad, there were no threats,” Saken argued in court. The defense attorney also noted that police had not recovered any weapons in connection with the incident. Judge David Navarro denied Saken’s request to release Baylock on his own recognizance, and set his bail at $10,000.
According to prosecutors, the aspiring rapper was previously charged with unlawful use of a weapon on two occasions in 2015. He was a juvenile at the time.
You can watch cell phone footage of the incident in the video below. Warning: There is a fair amount of vulgar and offensive language.
How can events or videos such as these be used to further the case against onerous gun control laws that target the honest citizens? Share your suggestions in the comment section.
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