We wrote about Chicago cops shooting 20-year-old Raason Shaw. We called him “Raisin” because that’s how we think he probably pronounced it.
Just as a guy we knew as “DEATHRAY” pronounced his name “Dee-ought-tray”.
Anyway, low-information “Raisin” is being portrayed as the choirboy angel by his family and friends. Of course, his momma is probably not looking for a wrongful death payout from Chicago, right?
“The police pulled a gun like he was going to shoot him too, telling him to back up,” said Veronique Jones, the victim’s cousin. “He was just laying there. He didn’t have no weapon or nothing. He was just trying to hop a gate.”
“He never posed a threat or anything,” said friend Jay White. “He had a warrant of his arrest that he knew of…so maybe that’s why he took off running.”
The incident drew a large crowd of people into the streets, a lot of them angry at what they viewed as an unprovoked shooting, openly confronted police. At least three people were led away in handcuffs.
“I got a call from my daughter. She was screaming and hollering. My son was going up to his cousin’s house and the next thing I know he’s running through the alley and the police shot him,” said Sharon Shaw, the victim’s mother.
Among those who were drawn out by the shooting was Shaw’s boss. She says the 20-year-old had a criminal history, but now worked for her, cleaning out foreclosed homes.
“He was a kid,” said Shamika Jordan. “He had a troubled past, but he was trying to get his life together. He had started working. Comes to work every day on time. I had no complaints about him.”
Aww. He “didn’t have a weapon or nothing”. He was just a 20-year-old “kid”, “trying to get his life together”.
All that bovine excrement kinda went sideways for mom and family when the peeps started posting their favorite pics of young Raisin.
Unfortunately for the family, some of his friends had some more dramatic stuff of Raisin.
Yep, he was just a choirboy. We’re sure he had a FOID card and everything!
Good riddance, Raisin.
Chicago is a better place without you.