Many Predict Chicago Will Riot, Burn, Loot, After CPD Release Officer Body Cam Footage – Chicago Officer Charged With Murder…

We don’t have all the details on this case (have not followed from outset) but we are getting swamped with predictive information claiming all hell is about to break loose in Chicago.  Reportedly a video shows a white police officer shooting a black suspect under arrest – Police have been very sketchy.

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(Via Reuters) A white Chicago policeman was charged on Tuesday with murdering a black teenager, a prosecution that was speeded up in hopes of staving off a fresh burst of the turmoil over race and police use of deadly force that has shaken the United States for more than a year.

Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, was denied bail at a hearing in Chicago’s main criminal courthouse hours after top Cook County prosecutor Anita Alvarez announced charges of first-degree murder. If convicted, Van Dyke could face 20 years to life in prison.

At the brief court hearing, prosecutor Bill Delaney told Cook County Circuit Court Associate Judge Donald Panarese that a video of the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting does not show Laquan McDonald, 17, who was armed with a knife, advancing on Van Dyke, and that witnesses concur on that fact.

A highly anticipated video of the shooting will be released on Tuesday afternoon, local media said. Authorities had previously said the video would be released on Wednesday.

McDonald was shot 16 times by Van Dyke, who emptied his gun and prepared to reload, prosecutors said. Van Dyke has said through his lawyer and the police union that the shooting was justified because he felt threatened by McDonald.

“Clearly, this officer went overboard and he abused his authority, and I don’t think use of force was necessary,” Alvarez said at a news conference after the hearing.

The judge scheduled another hearing for Monday and asked to see the video then in order to reconsider the issue of bond.

Van Dyke has had 20 misconduct complaints made against him during the past 4-1/2 years, none of which led to any discipline from the Chicago Police Department, according to research by Craig Futterman, a University of Chicago law professor and expert on police accountability issues.

“The Chicago Police Department refuses to look at potential patterns of misconduct complaints when investigating police misconduct,” Futterman said. “If the department did look at these patterns when investigating police abuse, there is a great chance right now that 17-year-old boy would still be alive.”  ( read more )

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313 Responses to Many Predict Chicago Will Riot, Burn, Loot, After CPD Release Officer Body Cam Footage – Chicago Officer Charged With Murder…

  1. I generally come down on the side of the cops in matters like this, but not this time. After the perp is dropped with the first shot, what’s the point of firing more rounds? Are these cops such colossal pussies that they can’t take even the slightest chance that he might get off a round while lying on the ground?

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    • Sandra says:

      It looks like you are thinking from the comfort and safety of your home. Imagine being one of the cops. McDonald was high on PCP and brandishing some kind of weapon. They had no idea if he had a gun and maybe had no idea if what he was carrying was a gun. It appears McDonald refused to follow their orders. They took him down with the taser but he was still moving and still holding on to the weapon. Did you notice after they shot him that one of the cops kicks the weapon from McDonald’s hand? Clear indication that the cop considered McDonald to still be a threat. You put yourself in the cop’s position, out on the street dealing with this crap day in and day out. Chicago is very violent, it has some of the worst neighborhoods in the country. That’s what I would be considering if I were a juror.

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      • Judging by the debris kicked up near there perp as the shots were fired, the weapon was kicked away after quite a few shots were already fired. I’m not saying this is Murder 1, and I’m not saying the perp was a choir boy, but this appears to be excessive. By over-charging with Murder 1, it almost guarantees the cop will be not guilty, which will of course lead to pubic celebrations of diversity in parts of Chicago.

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        • Jason says:

          no shots appear to be fired after the weapon was kicked away. Sorry, but shot and mostly incapacitated or no, he still had enough strength and a frame of mind to point something at the officers. Damn straight I would have fired another volley until I was certain he was no longer a threat.

          How easily could that object that’s kicked away have been a gun? How can you be certain that if it was, he couldn’t still fire considering he seemed perfectly capable of holding it out towards/at the officers?

          Because we know NOW that object wasn’t a firearm doesn’t mean an officer pulling the trigger is overreacting or acting with malice, let alone being what you characterized them as.

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        • dick johnson says:

          Celebrations of diversity. Priceless.

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      • francesmuldoon says:

        The perp was carrying a knife with a three inch blade…the cops knew it. He refused to follow their commands to drop the weapon and started walking away from them. Van Dyke arrived on scene and within six seconds, started shooting at the kid. No other cop felt threatened enough to shoot although all had weapons drawn. Van Dyke’s defense is that he feared for his life, but the kid was down and posed no threat.

        Video footage of the incident was captured by a security camera at the Burger King nearby. Within a short time, three cops entered the Burger King and demanded to see what if any footage was captured….they allegedly stayed three hours and it was later determined that 86 minutes was erased from the security tape….although it is not clear if the tape actually captured the incident in question. The Mayor has come out and said the shoot was not justified so that makes it look especially bad for the cop. The perps family has already received $5 million from the City of Chicago and wrongdoing has not even been determined yet.

        As we speak, Van Dyke is sitting in protective custody in Cook County Jail.

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      • jack says:

        Look at the video….it leaves no doubt as to the cops actions

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  2. ZurichMike says:

    Chicago will riot, burn, loot, and shoot because of this? How will be different from a typical weekend in Chicago?

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  3. Sandra says:

    Aaaaahahahahhaah! I knew this had nothing to do with Laquan. Listen to this dumb woman chanting about daycare,queers, housing, and other miscellaneous stuff.

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      Sandra, UCF students, formed a White safe zone and now they are being called racist and the school wants it gone. I hope that white students start to take a stand and quit taking the BLM BS. Whats good for one is good for the other. If its racist for a white group to have a safe zone, then it is just as racist for a black group to have safe zone.

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        • JohnP says:

          If they want a safe zone away from whites there’s always Liberia.

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          • Monroe says:

            We all know that Liberia turned out to be a great success. Take out the oppressing white man and the black people thrive……..

            One day folks will learn that it is about money and power and not skin color.

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      • ytz4mee says:

        “Freedom of Association” is a fundamental right of everyone.

        If black students are uncomfortable on a PWI (“Predominately White Institution”) campus, they can leave. After all, the HBCU system was not dismantled as part of the court ordered desegregation decrees, and, as we are repeatedly reminded, offer a “superior” education where black students can feel comfortable surrounded by people who “look like them”. As we have seen in the Rachel Dolezal case, black students at Howard University weren’t very tolerant of her when it was apparent she wasn’t black as they had assumed for her self-hating application to their arts programme.

        The double standard is no longer acceptable.

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  4. lovely says:

    Notice the CPD is not allowing the rampant wilding, hordes of CPD following hordes of protestors. Not in Chicago. Though the LSM is doing their best to turn things violent.

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    • Jason says:

      Wait until we hear CRS has arrived to tamp down the situation and Rahm has personally spoken with the imposter in the whitehouse. Baltimore police kept a lid on things for several days until the ‘purge’ was floated and the rank and file were ordered to stand down by Mrs ‘space to destroy’. Ferguson was given stand down orders on multiple occasions, mostly thanks to Gov Nixon.

      I sincerely hope the city and state’s leaders don’t cave like they did in Baltimore and Ferguson, it won’t be for a lack of trying by the ones calling the shots in the prior events. In those events, the assessment/recommendations of the rank and file were ignored for improved optical solutions.

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      • lovely says:

        These are Rahm’s people, Rahm is the only person in Obama’s inner circle who I have heard about standing up to Obama. I don’t believe the CPD will get stand down orders. I don’t believe CPD would comply with a stand down order.

        I just don’t think we will see the wilding in Chicago, not on the Magnificent Mile. This is already going to cost the city and business’ millions of dollars. They may have some blow ups but it will be tamped down decisively. Rahm is about preserving his mayorship. If Rahm loses the heart of the economy he will be tossed into Lake Michigan.

        Maybe some looting in their own neighborhoods until CPD gets there.

        That is my best guess.

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      • DeaB says:

        I would love for one of you intelligent people to tell me exactly HOW Obama has anything to do with the fact that this police officer killed a child regardless if he felt threaten or not? What does Obama have to do with us rioting because you racist white folk don’t know what to do with the fear of a black man or woman for that matter? No government head CONTROLLED any of us in Baltimore, New York, Dc, Ferguson and anywhere else. WE as a people have self control. We are not the monkey you say we are. I am all for equality, so of course addressing maggiemoowho about the white safe zone is appropriate. Sweetheart America is your safe zone my love. BUT I do understand your point. I will not say that a WHITE man/woman walking down the street, with a knife,away from a cop or the neighborhood watch won’t be shot. However, I will say it is less likely for a WHITE man/woman to shot compared to the BLACK man/woman. Why? I can not tell you the real reason. What I can tell you is that as a black woman I do feel as though that the WHITE man/woman are in fear of every other race in some way. But hold on for a second, because what i can not do is say a whole entire race of people are the same because of a few bad apples. If I were to do that then I would be just as wrong and ignorant like the two journalist Reza Aslan (Professor, UC Riverside) had to teach about Muslim violence. We all live here in the USA were we are supposed to safe. Honey as long as we have negativity we will never be safe in no way shape or form. It’s is the people like most of you commenting, that would rather sit here and bad mouth the next race, the next person, the next anything. Explain to me why any of you really feel as though ONE officer among more two other officers felt as though HIS life was threaten? the child was a car away, on drugs, and skipping away? Oh and please do not use the 3 inch knife that was no where near the officer, as a threat weapon. I mean how could you pose that as a threat. the other officers did not. how do you pose a person SKIPPING AWAY FROM YOU as a threat? before you answer i will give you a scenario. Im the cop and you are the perp. you are running lose on drugs and a little blade 3-5inces. you are across the street.Shouldnt I just shoot you and call it a day? Or should i try to detain you with my fellow officers and take your weapon? But what if I felt sugar happy with my gun? Shouldnt i shoot?

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        • Donald Joy says:

          McDonald was not “skipping away from” the officers, he was walking briskly abreast of them and starting to turn toward them, his right hand inside his pocket and swinging the knife in his left hand.

          Most police officers are trained on the 21-foot rule, the distance at which an officer’s “reactionary gap,” the time it takes the officer to recognize the threat, reach, draw, aim, and fire on the subject, puts his own life in jeopardy from a subject with an edged weapon.

          It has been proven over and over again that an agile subject with an edged weapon can suddenly, IN UNDER 2 SECONDS, close a distance of up to 21 feet to fatally stab/slash a victim, even kill or seriously wound a trained police officer armed with a gun.

          That’s LESS time than it takes an officer to recognize the threat, reach, draw, aim, and fire on the subject — the “reactionary gap.” 1.23 seconds is the fastest close time of the 21-foot distance measured.

          Below is an important and instructive video, “Knife vs Gun – The 21 Foot Rule – Great Demonstration,” along with the police/security training classic titled “Surviving Edged Weapons(full documentary and excerpt)”:

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          • daman12013 says:

            Most people don’t understand this. They make excuses, etc on how this guy is a “murdering son of a bitch”. I saw it last night on good ol CNN the cop photo looks like he is a convicted pedophile and the kid is in his cap and gown. Yet hmm he is high on something with a weapon and just a good kid who made a bad choice. Sadly this is what everyone wants. They don’t care the WHY this cop did what he did they simply want him in jail. The 21 foot rule im quite aware of but people who aren’t act like “Well heck he was walking away why shoot him”. Well he had a weapon, wasn’t listening and was within that “zone” that people don’t understand. Have to wait for all the details here to see what really happened to be honest but there are some real facts to this. Face it the charges are to appease more than anything else. This hippy wannabe sues to get the tape released and then right before it is they charge this guy with Murder 1? Almost like “sorry you gotta go down for this one”. Was it murder? Hard to say right now given what I know but certainly I can say who wants to be a cop anymore? Everyone gets to 2nd and 3rd guess a decision you made in a fraction of a second and even when they are armed and dangerous we still have bleeding hearts with the “Why did you shoot him” nonsense.

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        • Donald Joy says:

          The “Tueller Drill” is another term for the “21-foot rule”:

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        • ytz4mee says:

          What does Obama have to do with us rioting because you racist white folk don’t know what to do with the fear of a black man or woman for that matter?

          I see. So the solution of your belief that whites have no right to fear out of control, drugged and dangerous unpredictable crazies is more violence?

          The way to end violence is to advocate and participate in more mindless violence, according to you.

          Got it.

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        • lovely says:

          DeaB,

          No government head CONTROLLED any of us in Baltimore, New York, Dc, Ferguson and anywhere else. WE as a people have self control.

          Do you think a fish knows it is wet? A puppet knows that it is tangled in its own strings?

          I haven’t read anyone here call the protestors monkeys. If they did it is not the norm. Should I judge all black people by a black man high on PCP, brandishing a knife, not responding to police commands, walking down a city street as the “norm” of young black men. Why do you call a 17 year old man a child ? << that should be one of your first hints that you are indeed being controlled by someone.

          Your questions are disconnected from reality.

          It seems most people here believe Van Dyke was in the wrong. Did you read any of the comments or just decide that everyone here is a racist?

          Prejudice is contempt prior to investigation your contempt for people you do not know is an overt display of prejudice.

          If you would like to come from a less prejudicial perspective here are two very brief articles written by a black man that might help you find a more grounded viewing point.

          **The True Black Tragedy **

          http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2015/05/20/the-true-black-tragedy-n2000459

          Black Lives Matter

          http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2015/05/06/black-lives-matter-n1994126

          Ignorance is dangerous.

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        • ytz4mee says:

          What I can tell you is that as a black woman I do feel as though that the WHITE man/woman are in fear of every other race in some way. But hold on for a second, because what i can not do is say a whole entire race of people are the same because of a few bad apples.

          Your misguided projections and transference are insightful. I am happy that you showed up here, as it gives the readers here a window into the type of garbage that is going to be continued to be spewed by the marxists – nay, escalated even – as it becomes more apparent that their ideology is failed and people of all backgrounds are tired of it. One of the reasons cited for Trump’s runaway popularity is that people are yearning for a UNITER not a race-baiter or someone who is a Dhimmi who will capitulate to the extortion and violence in a misguided effort to “buy” peace.

          Change comes from within. You should try it.

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        • ytz4mee says:

          We all live here in the USA were we are supposed to safe. Honey as long as we have negativity we will never be safe in no way shape or form.

          And yet, you open your screed with a slur, “white racists”, while decrying “negativity”. It also appears that you are an advocate of the “safari park principle”, where blacks are free to act in the most violent, potentially threatening way possible and any white person in the vicinity is just supposed to submit and accept their “ass whooping” (to paraphrase that erudite scholar of race relations, Rachael Jeantel). I reject your premise.

          I also think you answered your own question as to why the Obama regime and fellow travelers within the BGI network “own” this.

          Grifters like the BGI live on fear, chaos and division – that’s their bread and butter. Without it, there are no payouts, no set-asides, no plum perk sinecures to collect a paycheck for doing nothing other than checking a “diversity” box and promising “peace” until the next opportunity to grift and scam more undeserved takings arises. Obama and his coterie are the masters of the art form.

          Their entire lifeblood is dependent upon the Safari principle – that no one is allowed to feel “safe”, otherwise there is no payoff in sinecures, unearned affirmative action admissions and hires, for their politically connected street troops. That’s why Section 8 families are exported into stable suburban communities. That’s why the AME network is allowed to agitate and given financial and logistical support by our own DOJ to foment discontent. They skim the benefits from afar while the street shock troops do the heavy lifting and pay the price. JJ had his children enrolled in a very expensive and exclusive majority white prep boarding school. He’s got “his”. Tell me, what has he done for the black community other than exploit them for his own gain? Obama and his ilk are no different.

          Individuals who choose to behave in a way that is well outside the established norms for conduct in the public space should not be tolerated, and dealt with quickly and decisively. “Everyone” has the right to feel safe, every where, all the time. That includes whites. I am glad that people are beginning to vocally reject the “Safari Park” principle that you seem to be supportive of.

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        • Michelle says:

          Actually, the whole Black/white equation doesn’t matter here. The cop could have waited a while longer and let the victim/robbery suspect wander about, dance, make monkey imitations, whatever. If I have lethal weapons and the suspect has less lethal weapons than I have, I have the liberty to wait him out. Slashing tires is not a death penalty offence. Nor is robbing someone at knifepoint but not killing anyone. I just don’t agree with anyone who thinks that multiple cops were in danger of being stabbed by the suspect. The cops had the upper hand, or more than one cop would have opened fire on the suspect.

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          • Donald Joy says:

            Wondering as to your actual training and experience, if any at all, in regards to the subject? Movies and TV shows don’t count.

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          • How do you, as the cop at the scene, know of all the weapons that he has?

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          • dick johnson says:

            Try to remember a time when you were really scared. Now imagine this is your 5th call in a violent neighborhood. Think back to a time when something happened really fast. Now watch some really horrible videos on u tube that make you say “good lord, what a monster”

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            • Michelle says:

              I probably have a lot more experience than you lot, barring those of you who work in law enforcement in the inner-city, or those of you who have seen combat. That is for sure. I grew up in East Oakland. I fought a lot of Black girls in Jr High. I still work in Oakland, though thank God I don’t live there any more. I see all kinds of crime and a lot of drugged out crazies. I was attacked by a crazy Black man on a bus. He grabbed me by my hair and pushed me to the floor of the bus. His friend finally wrestled him off me. I have seen many people get the crap beat out of them by Black people and will say this too, I have seen countless examples of racist incidents and 99% of them were perpetrated by Black people on other races. I work right in the area where the Oscar Grant/police brutality riots happen and have had to deal with those as well. Having helicopters flying over us 24/7 is like living in a war zone.

              I was ten feet away from a shooting once. I left work to get coffee and a guy shot his cousin right in front of me. I was mugged violently by 2 Black teens and ended up with my arm broken in 2 places. My sister was one car lane away from a drug dealer assassination. I have had multiple run ins and scary interactions with Black men my entire life and while sometimes I fantasize about killing my attackers, I am glad I never did so. I will not say that I never will and I do own a gun, (my dad used to make silencers in his garage, he also made a really cool dagger for me that I used to tape to the inside of my wrist when I went to Junior High school) I also used to live with a taxidermist and went hunting with him countless times.

              I still say the cop should have waited until the young man posed an actual danger to someone before he got tunnel vision and went all cowboy. Teenagers do, sometimes, not always, grow out of their bad behavior and become righteous citizens.

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            • hello mr Johnson message from the future 3/7/2016

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        • I lose my place trying to read run on paragraphs.

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    • Sandra says:

      You are so right! I’ve been surfing news channels and they are all hyping this stupid march. It’s really nothing but they are trying to make it seem like Ferguson redux.

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  5. maggiemoowho says:

    Sorry, but I’m so tired of this stupid, ridiculous BLM movement. If someone is stupid enough to walk down the middle of the road swinging a knife and is not smart enough to drop that knife when the police arrive, Adios, lights out, see yaaa, wouldn’t want to be ya!!! Suicide by cop maybe, what was that nut going to do with a knife anyway. Here is an idea, don’t break the law and you won’t get shot, simple as that.

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    • I saw the video. At the start of it, he was running down the middle of the road holding a knife in his right hand.

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    • DeaB says:

      So what you are telling me is that if you were on drugs swinging a knife skipping down the road I should just shoot you and kill you? Darling I pray for you and your family if that is really the way you think. I’m pretty sure your family would hate for a cop to kill you like that sheesh. what a way to died dont you think.

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      • ytz4mee says:

        you were on drugs swinging a knife skipping down the road

        No one I know would be “on drugs swinging a knife”. The fact that appears to be a normal state of affairs in your views is alarming, to say the least.

        On drugs + weapon makes anyone dangerous and a threat. In civilized societies, we specialize and distribute tasks according to skill and training, instead of it being every man/woman for themselves as is the norm in less civilized groups. I am glad that a trained individual was the unfortunate soul to confront this lunatic, otherwise the outcome could have been much much worse.

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      • daman12013 says:

        Yes it’s a bad way to die but why is it shocking? The last guy that was on drugs attacked several people before he was shot and killed. Glad we can all second guess what happened after the fact. So if they didn’t shoot this guy and he stabs and kills your son/wife/husband/etc would you be ok with that? Somehow i dont think so and you would be “Why didnt they do something”.

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        • lorac says:

          They’d be “they didn’t stop him because he came after my family and we’re black so the cop is racist and didn’t prevent this!”

          Catch 22. Racist if you do it, racist if you don’t.

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      • From Chicago Tribune: The first two officers on the scene trailed McDonald for nearly a half-mile, from a trucking yard where he had been breaking into vehicles through a Burger King parking lot and onto busy Pulaski Road. As officers awaited backup units armed with Tasers, they tried to corral McDonald to keep him away from passers-by. At one point, McDonald used the knife to slash the front tire of a squad car trying to block his path.

        DeaB, if I or my children slashed a police cars tires in view of police officers, I would expect to die with zero compensation to my family. Mcdonald’s family received 5 million dollars in compensation from the City of Chicago without any deductions for attorneys’ fees. That’s five million more that I would expect my family or children to receive if I acted like Laquan. Yes, black lives matter in this country, to claim otherwise is a big fat lie.

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      • maggiemoowho says:

        So you think cops are supposed to wrestle a druggie with a knife and possible get stabbed and killed or injured? I think you need to pray for yourself if thats how you think. Who knows what this kids history was or what happened prior to the shooting. I’m just saying that when ever BLM gets involved in a case, the case is always built around their lies. They know that investigators can’t release info, so they make up what ever info they want and put it into the media. The cop was charged, BLM will milk the city for what they can and move on to the next thug. The parents got millions for raising an idiot, just like the Martins, Browns and Greys. I don’t need to see another set of parents crying poor me, when they obviously didn’t do enough to keep their kid out of trouble in the first place. When a cop gets killed, does the city pay that cops family millions, no they get nothing.

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    • lorac says:

      It’s never about a response to someone else’s behavior, you know. If they’re black, then reacting to that out of control behavior is racist. It’s always someone else’s fault. These losers should be blaming no one but themselves and their family.

      This case is simply about whether the cop felt fear. It has nothing to do with race (as you know, but someone apparently doesn’t).

      And I’m so glad to know that the whole world is a safe space for whites. I guess the victims of riots, knock out games, polar bear hunting, and just plan, usual attacks are not really in danger.

      And of course blacks (those who don’t focus on their self-improvement and get out of the ghetto), are in danger, from other blacks, given that 93% of them are murdered by their fellow “non-violent, scared of whites, needing black space” blacks. I guess black spaces aren’t really all that much safe zones after all….

      I get a little kick out of how everyone is so “over” BLM. They haven’t had any pushback, any need to get in touch with reality, for 60 years. About time. We’re not doormats anymore!

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  6. iluvusa2 says:

    Our prayers are needed for all those people who live in Chicago and everywhere who are trying to live good lives and who have been or who may be impacted by rioting, looting, vandalism and other crimes and offenses in their neighborhoods. Pray for the healing of hearts and for the kids of people who are dealing with addictions, abuse, and abandonment by their parents. Thank you for providing this website and the related blogs.

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  7. Sandra says:

    CPD has apparently made numerous arrests including some guy named Malcolm London who, according to a tweet, is charged with felony aggravated assault. Some others are Page May, Troy Alim, and Johnae Strong. They are all local activists hoping to have their 15 minutes of fame because they don’t know how to get real jobs.

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  8. Sandra says:

    How are donations to a bond fund tax deductible? https://chicagobond.org/stand_with_laquan/index.html

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  9. moe ham head says:

    so the real question is
    “if chicago does burn riot and looting will anyone even notice?”

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  10. bbb says:

    Just saw CNN Chris Como interview with the officer’s attorney. They cut him off as he started explaining the shooting on the ground.

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  11. lovely says:

    By the way Chicago has an annual lighting of the Christmas tree and attendance was down. That was attributed to the Paris attacks. The Thanksgiving parade attendance will be down. Fear of a savage Muslim attack and the fear that there will be wilding is going to keep people away. Though I still think that thousands upon thousands will attend the parade.

    I think the former fear is more likely than the latter. I hope and pray that everyone is safe.

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  12. Ono says:

    Chicago…Dishonest, brutal cops???haha That is the first qualification they ask for on the application.

    Dirty politicians, organized crime and union corruption. Business as usual.

    POTUS first term senator from Illinois.

    Anyone see the writing on the wall?

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    • Concerned says:

      For every corrupt action by a Chicago police officer there are probably 1000 that are not corrupt. CPD officers have some of the toughest jobs in the country. Very very dangerous. It seems counterproductive to view the police as your enemy. You might need their help some day.

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  13. Concerned says:

    I keep hearing mentions on MSM lf Laquan’s “family” and “parents”, and the city payout went to his mother and sister according to what I read. But neither of them were taking care of him. DCSF had removed him from his mother’s home when he was 5, and he was a ward of the state since then. So how does a “family” that was barely involved in raising a kid get paid $5 million?

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  14. I support Officer VanDyke. I doubt that people who suggest that he was no threat because he was “walking away” would truly feel safe and secure had the officer allowed him. to do just that.

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  15. SDG says:

    At DeaB, Where to begin. In your question you stated if you were the cop and one of us was the perp? I would expect you to protect yourself. What I believe happened is the initial shots were taken due to Mcdonald wearing a jacket, acting erratically, and not complying with the officers instructions to not only drop the knife, but to display his EMPTY HANDS. IF for any reason, he continued to conceal his hands, place them inside his jacket, around his waist band, closer to his body then YES, that can and in this case was perceived as a threatening action. The Officer continued to fire as Mcdonald refused (and this cold be attributed to being under the influence of narcotics) to comply and exhibit his hands and remain still. In checking into this further it has been documented that the officer never received the Crisis Intervention Training course. The course is a 40 hour course in dealing with people under mental health issues and can be used to some degree with those under the influence of narcotics. I eagerly await your response Ms. DeaB.

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  16. Amanda says:

    The Chicago Police Department is currently accepting applications. Test will be in April.

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  17. Donald Joy says:

    Audio included in this video of shooting, you distinctly hear 16 shots:

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  18. Donald Joy says:

    The Tribune just published newly-released videos from 3 other police vehicles at the scene, including Van Dyke’s:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-laquan-mcdonald-new-videos-excerpts-20151125-story.html

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  19. Peter B says:

    Here’s a good analysis of the evidence so far from attorney Andrew Branca, an expert on self defense law. He was stellar on the Zimmerman case, and this is probably the beginning of another good series of posts:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/11/laquana-mcdonald-video-simply-not-dispositive-of-police-misconduct/

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  20. I am hoping that the jury sees a video of the Tueller Drill. Thanks for this very logical insight.

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  21. Donald Joy says:

    Looks like what some of us thought were taser wires connected to McDonald briefly visible a few steps before he goes down is actually a flashing/shifting light beam from the police vehicle pulling up behind the vehicle Van Dyke and the other officer exited.

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  22. Donald Joy says:

    Here’s disturbing video of a man with a knife, surrounded by cops armed with guns, who nonetheless succeeds in charging at, killing, and gravely wounding several of them before he is shot down, and continues to move around on the ground after that. My understanding is that of the 5 cops present, he killed 2 and wounded 2:

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  23. There is a lie that he”emptied a clip into a man on the ground.” This is a lie. He emptied a clip into a man walking briskly abreast police officers making a sudden “spin” move, while brandishing a knife. The fact that shots kept dispensing as a result of rapid fire is MOOT.

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  24. What I find MOST DISTURBING is this new mantra that violent black criminals “were walking away”. This ENRAGES me! This implies the notion that blacks do not expect to be policed, no matter what. In this insane logic, blacks simply need to “walk away” from police, whether they have assaulted the officer, committes a felony, or, as in this case, brandished a knife.

    Where is the outrage over “he was walking away”, or is it only me??

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  25. Am I the only person examining the autopsy report? This was not a situation where he shot him 16 times on the ground. Look at the entrance wounds (represented by O’s)vs the exit wounds( represented by x’s). He can’t recieve entrance wounds in his chest while laying on it. In fact, there are only 2 entrance wounds that occured while on the ground. The others, while on the ground either missed or there were none since the majority of the entrance wounds (14 out of 16) occured while standing or falling.

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  26. Raymond Fiegler says:

    In Chicago, a 9 year old was lured from the park (where he was minding his own business, playing basketball) into a dark alley by a 27 year old gang member; said child was viciously murdered in what is being speculated as gang retaliation against the child’s father; incidentally they were both black, but that oughtn’t matter: a 27 yr old grown man murdered an innocent child. Why aren’t people screaming their outrage and desire for justice for the child? If people protested/rioted every time a black murdered a white, white people wouldn’t get anything productive done; they’d be too busy channeling all their energies and resources into seeking justice for the numerous loss of lives that occur nonstop. It’s all so asinine, every last bit of it. Marching in the street, disrupting the goings-on of citizens that are trying to live their lives without conflict accomplishes nothing; it just makes the protestors look disorganised and without purpose. If any number of the people hopping onto the bandwagon truly care, they’d march to the lawns of their state representatives and set up an encampment, where they peaceably but with conviction protest in rotating shifts day and night until their voices are heard by the people who have the power to make change happen. No peace, no justice is the wrong mantra: KNOW peace, KNOW justice is more optimistic… an may even help weed out those hidden in the group that love playing the victim… you know the type: continually incites violence amongst those who are sincere about their cause du jour. THOSE are the ones who literally throw the first stone (or molotov cocktail) thus riling the mob mentality into a frothing frenzy where all common sense, dignity, and decency is momentarily placed on hiatus.

    Homegrown terrorism –be it from the few bad seeds with badges, or those few milling about the protestors who legitimately and peaceably have assembled, looking to further fan the flames of race related discord– is the true enemy that we citizens of the United States need worry about; we’ll have killed ourselves off long before any Jihadi extremists step foot on our soil. And for what? Differences stemming from one’s skin colour? Genetics?! Effing give it a break. Let us lose those labels that segregate us, driving the wedge further between all: first your race isn’t black, mine isn’t white, it’s human (we all share the same taxonomic classifications). You’re not African-American… your ancestry culture and ethnic roots may hail from there, but you were born here: embrace it and be proud of both: you’re AMERICAN. I’M not English-Dutch-Cherokee-German Jew-Irish-American it’s my ethnic ancestry, I’m AMERICAN. If we simplify things we can more easily find a common ground and stand up for each other in a way that doesn’t lead to violence (such as we were privy to in Ferguson), open a civil dialogue with those we voted into office and demand change (they work for us! If they refuse to listen to reason and work with us -We the People- for the betterment of the county and its citizens then have them removed because they clearly are there for other reasons that benifit them and them alone) we can become one united voice. And only then will things change for the better rather than be swept under the rug of secrecy.

    My two cents in a sea of opinions.

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