Chicago is a violent shithole where black-on-black crime is as common as cockroaches in a tenement cupboard. There’s plenty of blame to go around for the dangerous conditions in the city, but the last culprit you’d think of is a convenience store. In February a black guy killed another black on the street and now the victim’s family is suing 7-Eleven over it. Sit back and try to take this one in. It’s a doozy.
On February 7 of this year, 32-year-old Marques Gaines was at a 7-Eleven in one of Chicago’s many shitty neighborhoods. In the video, he’s the guy in the blue shirt. He came out of the store and a black guy in a hoodie starts arguing with him. It looks like a 7-Eleven employee is trying to diffuse the situation.
The black guy goes after Gaines and knocks him out cold. Gaines falls in the street, just off of the sidewalk. Almost as soon as he hits the ground, several other black people rush over and start going through his pockets to steal his stuff. I’m assuming these thieves are part of the Chicago Black Lives Matter chapter.
Some bystanders appear to be checking if Gaines is okay, but after a few moments they leave. Gaines is just laying in the street unconscious. Meanwhile, the 7-11 employee has called 911.
A minute or so goes by and a taxicab turns the corner and accidentally runs over Gaines. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. This is a senseless and avoidable tragedy, but who is being held responsible for it is downright offensive.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Gaines’ family has filed a lawsuit against 7-Eleven.