Chicago Cop Caught On Video Harassing Teens For Being “White”

Harassing someone because of their ethnicity is wrong. A person’s DNA is not in their power, and, therefore, a person should be evaluated on their character, not their DNA. But, I guess if you’re a police officer in Chicago, you’re allowed to be racist.

It appears that detective Esteban Gomez, who would think would understand how wrong racism is as he is presumably Latino, decided to harass some teenagers coming out of a pawn shop. He said later that one of the teens was a suspect in a robbery, but that didn’t even come up in the harassment. Matt Agorist writes about the incident:

In the video, Gomez is seen screaming at one of the teens who asked what he did wrong. He then starts to yell and says, “Wanna be hard with me? Be hard with me, go ahead. Think you’re a tough guy?”

In an attempt to intimidate the teens, Gomez starts to walk away and then turns around and says, “Who’s got the weed on them?”

The group reacts to his comment and Gomez turns around once again as he’s walking away and says “Did someone say [expletive] off?”

The group responds and says, “no,” just as Gomez points at two of the teens and says “You and you.”

Here’s the thing: the teens offered no resistance, did not put up a physical struggle with the officer. When one of the teens asked the cop why he was harassing them, his response was, “Because you’re white!”

This is completely unacceptable. Racism in any shape, form, or fashion is wrong. But what makes this even more infuriating is that, when a parent of one of the teens filed a complaint with the police department, she was told that Gomez had been disciplined for “behavior unbecoming an officer.”

That’s some understated description of the behavior.

If these teens had been African-American and had been told that they were being harassed for being black, this officer would have lost his job (as he should), but Gomez gets some kind of unspecified “discipline” but gets to keep his job? That’s outrageous!

I can only speculate as to why Gomez kept his job, but that kind of behavior has no place in law enforcement. There should be outrage across Chicago over this situation just like there would be if the teens had been African-American. But, it turns out that only alternative media is covering this story.

So much for the mainstream media wanting to cover real news.

If you live in the Chicago area, I urge you to do what you can to put pressure on the Lake Villa Police Department to get this rot out of their midst. If law enforcement expect to be treated with respect, then they need to make sure that law enforcement officers are worthy of that respect.

 
 

  • Cecilia Robarge

    FIRE HIS BIG BROWN ASS….. AMEN

    • staynnstitches

      racism never solves anything… being one race or another should never be a ‘get out of jail’ ticket… if you do the crime…you do the time. and doesn’t matter if you are a cop or a perp… all choices have a consequence.

  • Mere Marlo

    You won’t find this story on MSM because it shows the true hate for whites being generated by the minority groups, especially BLM fostered by Soros, Obummer and Killery. You will notice that most of the hateful rhetoric and demands for impeachment, etc. come out of the mouths of black officials. Really tired of seeing their black hateful faces on the fake news. It is abundantly clear that “racist” has a black or brown face.

  • Philomena

    They should file a lawsuit just like all the other races do.

  • PissedoffVet

    Seems he needs reeducation on whats legal and what isn’t but I thought they taught them that. If the police want respect its earned and I know a lot of police and they are not this way one apple in the barrel makes the whole barrel stink. Only takes one to mess up the whole apple cart.

  • RCQ157@yahoo.com

    If I were the kids and their parents I would file a law suit against the officer in the incident as well as the state, the police department and I would not give up until they fired the officer for racism and the amount I would ask the court for would be fifty Billion dollars.

  • Ancient Mariner

    Why, everyone knows the only people who can be racists are white. . .