|Photo for the Sun-Times by Ashlee Rezin Garcia|
The updates calmly crackle across the police scanner, urgent and unceasing. CPD in my left ear, CFD in my right.
The injured officer is on the west side of the bridge, squad ...
Saturday night creeps by that way, 5 p.m. to midnight. I’m keeping track, while chewing on the question that set all this in motion:
How could he do it?
The question that had to cross every mind — maybe too obvious to say out loud — while watching that video of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneel on George Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes Monday until he was dead. It sparked horror that rattled the nation.
We need everybody to report to State and Lake, they’re about to set a building on fire.
But protests quickly deteriorated into violence — a police precinct headquarters burned in Minneapolis. Then in scattered cities. Then in cities across the country Saturday night including Chicago. Watching TV news is like trying to breathe through a straw. Trying to figure out what was happening here as dusk fell, I sat and listened to the police scanner.
The injured officer is on the west side of the bridge ...
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