Racial tension flares in mostly white Chicago neighborhood
CHICAGO (AP) — A largely white Chicago neighborhood that many police officers and firefighters call home has taken center stage this week in the city’s tensions over gun violence, race and policing as protests erupted following the fatal police shooting of a black man.
Some residents used racial slurs, revved motorcycle engines and yelled “go home” Tuesday night as protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement demanded an investigation into the death of 25-year-old Joshua Beal of Indianapolis. It was the second confrontation in Mount Greenwood since Beal, who police say was armed, was shot Saturday in what police said was a road rage incident following a funeral.
When protesters tried to conduct a prayer, some residents shouted “CPD, CPD” in support of the Chicago Police Department.