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    IL - Laquan McDonald, 17, fatally shot, Chicago PD officers charged, 20 Oct 2014

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/25/us...cial-says.html

    CHICAGO — Chicago officials released on Tuesday a chilling dashcam video of the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old, just hours after a white police officer was charged with first-degree murder in the encounter.

    The video was released during a late afternoon news conference, fulfilling ajudge’s order that it be made public.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledged that the video would make some residents angry, but said it was a time for healing. “It is now the time to come together as one city, show respect for one another,” Mr. Emanuel said. The video was not immediatedly viewable because it first needed to be downloaded.

    Earlier Tuesday, Anita Alvarez, the Cook County state’s attorney, charged the officer, Jason Van Dyke, in the death of the teenager, Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014.
    The video is VERY DISTURBING.

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    Absolutely horrific!!!!

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    An officer kicks an object away from his body. More officers arrive but none attempt aid.
    I can't believe how long he was left lying there.

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    So this murder occurred over a year ago and the officer is just NOW facing criminal charges as a result of the video being released to the public ONLY AFTER a journalist filed/won a lawsuit - CPD really wanted to sweep this one under the rug didn't they? Thanks to the perserverance of the journalist, truth comes to light.

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    "When Van Dyke fired 16 shots into the Chicago teenager more than a year ago, it wasn't the first time that he ended up subject of an internal affairs case; AT LEAST 18 COMPLAINTS FILED AGAINST CPD OFFICER JASON VAN DYKE, NOW CHARGED WITH MURDER"

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/at-least...rder-/1098265/

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    "Without Laquan’s family bringing a civil suit, the City of Chicago immediately handed over a $5 million settlement and agressively fought to keep the video of the shooting under lock and key. Activists have been calling for the video to be released for the past 13 months, in great part because the attorney for the family made it abundantly clear that what was on the video was so heinous, so egregious, that he called it “an execution.”"

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2445194

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomoresorrow View Post
    So this murder occurred over a year ago and the officer is just NOW facing criminal charges as a result of the video being released to the public ONLY AFTER a journalist filed/won a lawsuit - CPD really wanted to sweep this one under the rug didn't they? Thanks to the perserverance of the journalist, truth comes to light.
    The family also didn't want it released.

    McDonald's family did not want the video released, but a freelance journalist filed a Freedom of Information Act request. The family released a statement, "This is a difficult time for us. As we have said in the past, while we would prefer that the video not be released we understand that a court has ordered otherwise. . . "
    http://abc7chicago.com/news/cpd-dash...onald/1098065/

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    By the way, following the murder, the murderer remained on the job and he will continue to get paid...

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/7...onald-shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    The family also didn't want it released.



    http://abc7chicago.com/news/cpd-dash...onald/1098065/

    Can't help but wonder if they agreed to silence as part of the $5 million dollar settlement - thankfully a journalist persued the issue!

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    SMH.

    That's all I can say, about all of it. About the shooting (no reason to shoot him that many times, even the first one is debatable), the city paying the family off, the protesters getting violent. Just SMH. There is nothing good in this case.

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    16 times? Really? I can't get past that, and the physical distance between the two. I'm sure he will try to say he thought the knife could have been a gun, or maybe say he thought Laquan had a gun as well as a knife but I'm not seeing how 16 shots are necessary, especially when any "threat" the officer allegedly felt was neutralized after the first shot when Laquan was on the ground and not moving towards him in any way, shape, or form. Sad case to say the least
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    A tragic life - ended the same way.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/7...hooting-victim

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomoresorrow View Post
    "Without Laquan’s family bringing a civil suit, the City of Chicago immediately handed over a $5 million settlement and agressively fought to keep the video of the shooting under lock and key. Activists have been calling for the video to be released for the past 13 months, in great part because the attorney for the family made it abundantly clear that what was on the video was so heinous, so egregious, that he called it “an execution.”"

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2445194

    The victims family did not want the video released.

    Laquan McDonald’s family does not want police shooting video released


    http://wgntv.com/2015/11/20/laquan-m...ideo-released/
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    What they said in 2014:

    "Officers remained in their car and followed McDonald as he walked south on Pulaski Road. More officers arrived and police tried to box the teen in with two squad cars, Camden said. McDonald punctured one of the squad car's front passenger-side tires and damaged the front windshield, police and Camden said.

    Officers got out of their car and began approaching McDonald, again telling him to drop the knife, Camden said. The boy allegedly lunged at police, and one of the officers opened fire."

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...021-story.html

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