Police fatally shoot suspect on North...

Police fatally shoot suspect on North Side

There are 105 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 26, 2008, titled Police fatally shoot suspect on North Side. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Chicago police shot and killed an armed man who ran from officers Monday night when they tried to stop a vehicle reported stolen that he allegedly was driving on the North Side, authorities said.

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concerned

Thornton, IL

#95 Sep 6, 2008
to my brother jeff wrote:
you are not with us anymore &of course they are all condeming you i know you are in the lords hands &i love you & miss you .baby brother we know you never got out of the car & you were wrong in not pulling over but you didnt deserve to be shot like this youe might as well had ran at least you might have had a chance see you in heaven when i get their love you . the truth will come out when it does jeff we will post it someday we will meet love you,
i heard someone videotapped the whole incident!
numb

Frankfort, IL

#96 Sep 6, 2008
thats what we here to.like some people have the end &some have yhe whole thing & some have all to prove anything would mean you are saying the police are wrong or jeff did point a gun if they do have a tape they problaby to afraid to come forward ? how do you point a gun at the police when you never made it out of the car & why is all the white people afraid to stick up for each other.black people stick together &when one of their loved ones is shot they all come foward i just dont understand it if he was wrong & did point a gun so be it but when people over at crime scene cry with you & you can tell its from their heart &theey all say he never got out of the car why is it that nobody will come forward &give us that video. or a statement to the police is it because were white & afraid
Father goose

United States

#97 Sep 6, 2008
Dan-Chicago wrote:
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Funny, you're on here too....And this guy didn't lose his life, he threw it away....
I see you arguing, trying to get your point across on here. You need a life. Yes im on here, but I have only posted about 4 or 5 times. You on the other hand have close to 4000 posts.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#98 Sep 8, 2008
Father goose wrote:
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I see you arguing, trying to get your point across on here. You need a life. Yes im on here, but I have only posted about 4 or 5 times. You on the other hand have close to 4000 posts.
That what bloggers do, try to voice their opinion in issues...I started out with 4 or 5 posts too. I have a very nice life. Wife, kid, dog, fish, turtle, house and 2 cars. I don't argue with people, just counter what they say with facts.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#99 Sep 8, 2008
numb wrote:
thats what we here to.like some people have the end &some have yhe whole thing & some have all to prove anything would mean you are saying the police are wrong or jeff did point a gun if they do have a tape they problaby to afraid to come forward ? how do you point a gun at the police when you never made it out of the car & why is all the white people afraid to stick up for each other.black people stick together &when one of their loved ones is shot they all come foward i just dont understand it if he was wrong & did point a gun so be it but when people over at crime scene cry with you & you can tell its from their heart &theey all say he never got out of the car why is it that nobody will come forward &give us that video. or a statement to the police is it because were white & afraid
Because there is no video that proves his innocence. Yeah, Blacks stick together in their areas, you see how well their do not snitch is working in their areas...Blacks are killing Blacks in these areas, kids included and residents do nothing. Heck it's their kids dying, they do nothing but cry that it's the CPD is killing them or the Mayor or society...Most Black residents die at the hands of other Blacks, not the CPD..
aggin

Chicago, IL

#100 Sep 8, 2008
Dan-Chicago wrote:
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Please kid. Who has higher violent crime and who has the higher incarceration rate? Can't be smarter than us if you keep getting caught for your crimes...
you'll say any-f*cking-thing no matter how stupid it sounds

genetically superior = black people

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#102 Sep 9, 2008
aggin wrote:
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you'll say any-f*cking-thing no matter how stupid it sounds
genetically superior = black people
Then you shouldn't need any handouts from anyone right? Since you're better than Whites and all....Everything I say makes sense, that's why you get so mad. Truth hurts kid.
numb

Chicago, IL

#103 Sep 12, 2008
so where is all the proff where are the people where are the video we are coming out soon & we will have the proff that jff did not point a gun thats what i.a.d. is for c.p.d. said were sorry to inform you your brother pointed a gun bullshit how do you point a gun when you were shot in the car already any proof ye their is
concerned

United States

#104 Sep 20, 2008
ask ppl around area were murder occurred.
numb

United States

#105 Sep 23, 2008
concerned wrote:
ask ppl around area were murder occurred.
we have & everyone says the same thing that the cpd pushed car off of brenmarw then just started shooting between 60& 70 were fired it was an execution they say he pointed a gun not true he never got out of car only when they pryed him out drivers door & wallto put in ambulance with sheet over him
numb

Chicago, IL

#106 Sep 26, 2008
also any more info please email to mamahawkseven@yahoo.com any video any wittnesses besides what we have would be even better than them executing someone else i wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy thankyou god bless us all
some very smart pi

Dallas, TX

#107 Oct 5, 2008
well to no surprise,yes ppl are afraid to talk about anything to a shooting,y?cause they know how rotten and crooked cpd's can be,they get you back one way or another,but i must say their are brave human beings out there and do believe in the truth and things to be justified,and god bless them for that because we do have the evidence we need all on tape and when the police get what they deserve,and our sent to prison or what have you,then maybe those scared ppl will see that justice can be served and they dont have to be afraid to talk,whats right is right and i would never hold anything back if i saw something ,the truth is the truth
ioo feet away

Lisle, IL

#108 Nov 12, 2008
please , if you have any info regarding the event that occured on the 25th of aug, or could help find some closure to this horrible tragedy, you don't know what this would mean to me as i have been trying to find answers to all of this, as the police and media exaggerate the entire episode, and it was not like they are claiming, so please don't believe everything you read , i am asking for just what you saw, others have said he never got out of the car,also , i am in complete depression as i have no closure at all, god bless you and pray you will be guided to give me some kind of answers thank you , please post here or contact me at mamahawkseven@yahoo.
sick of twisted cops

Chicago, IL

#109 Feb 21, 2011
I HATE TO SAY BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WTF UR TALKING ABOUT JEFF WAS A GREAT GUY HE DID NOT STEAL THAT BITCHES CAR SHE SET HIM UP SO BEFORE U RUN UR MOUTH U SHOULD KNOW THE FACTS
Awesome wrote:
Great job CPD. What a piece of work. One less criminal piece of garbage preying on the decent working class people of this city.
I am a cop and it is extremely disheartening when I see a career criminal prey on people who work for a living/play by the rules. Then even if we get an arrest the Assistant State's Attorney will not approve felony charges and we charge him with a misdeameanor. Then after one day he is out and in a few weeks the judge drops the case on him and he is free to steal, hurt and kill again. Good job CPD and keep up the good work.
Sara

Hammond, IN

#110 Feb 21, 2011
if it was justified then good work but If you just shot him because of he race then be careful of Karma.
jeffs daughter

United States

#111 Jan 8, 2012
You people are saying all these things like u kno him im his daughter and all you people congradulating his death are heartless he did have a family a big one that loved him.. Wat he did was wrong no doubt but he didnt deserve to die the police knew my dad personally and 20th district had it out 4 him so please watch ur mouth before u talk bout someone whos no longer living and put urself in someone elses shoes
Rahmbo Jizzbucket

Oswego, IL

#112 Jan 9, 2012
Its called thinning the herd! Good people still make bad choices. He made that bad choice that cost him his life. Maybe if he was not doing anything wrong this wouldn't have happened!

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#113 Jan 9, 2012
why wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah that is what they all say, do you actually think that he would tell his family his seacret life? I have a son and I love him to death, if he does wrong in life he will be punished. That is why you raise them the best you can to make sure that doesnt happen starting by getting out of the bad cities and teaching them right from wrong. It just sucks that when one person makes a mistake they dont understand that no matter what the income is they hurt many other people as well. Right now this boy's family is morenig because he did something stupid, and that is not fair to the family and other people that knew him. I am sorry for you loss I really am I can only imagine the heart ache you go through, but nobody can get inside anothers mind. God only knows what that boy was about to do.
I agree.. It's hard raising children when there's so much crime. It takes a patient parent or parents and a good one to want to be there for their children. Kids today don 't talk to their parents they keep all their secrets hidden in their rooms. I'am a mother of three my son just turned 9 yesterday and I always talk to him about life and things that can happen. I hope that he comes to me or his father if he ever has to be faced with something serious like gangs and any other kind of violent behavior. I moved my children away three years ago and never looked back. I only visit family and when I do my son see's the life he once lived and wondered how we made it this far I said because god spoke to me day and night as shots rang out up and down the streets of Chicago..
dghjg

Columbia, MO

#114 Jan 9, 2012
every one just needs to give them the benifite of the doubt
Eric M

Ypsilanti, MI

#115 Mar 30, 2012
Everyone has a right to there opinion but none of you knew Jeff Miller,like I did and I refuse to waste time on people who judge without walking in that persons shoes. 4 yrs later and I still miss my best friend/brother. He wasn't what they say he was,he was a kind person and would never pull a gun on the police,this I know as well as I know my own name. There are always two sides to ever story and sometimes police do make mistake,unfortunately this mistake took away a son,brother,uncle,father and a friend to many. I wish I would have never seen this blog but I did. People die every day and we may not know them but someone does and they're feeling the lost. No ones perfect but I think the CPD should be held accountable. Jeff you were my brother and I'll never forget you.......EVER!

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