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Title: Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Found Guilty of Murder
Source: Free Thought Project
URL Source: https://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-kill-laquan-mcdonald-guilty/
Published: Oct 5, 2018
Author: Matt Agorist
Post Date: 2018-10-05 19:45:55 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 61
Comments: 6


Chicago, IL – After nearly 4 years, former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been found guilty of 2nd degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm after shooting and killing 16-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Van Dyke plead claimed he ‘feared for his life’ that fateful night, as the unarmed teen walked slowly down the street. However, the video of the incident was so damning that the cop was actually charged.

Surrounded by officers and suspected of breaking into cars on October 20, 2014, McDonald, was attempting to walk away from a group of Chicago cops when Officer Jason Van Dyke exited his patrol car. According to initial reports, McDonald was armed with a knife and lunged at Officer Van Dyke. Fearing for his life and the lives of his fellow officers, Van Dyke shot the teen in the chest out of self-defense.

But according to witness statements and police dashcam video, McDonald was walking away when Van Dyke opened fire. After McDonald had collapsed to the ground in a near-fetal position, Van Dyke continued firing his weapon until emptying his clip. As Van Dyke began reloading his gun, a fellow officer had to order him to cease firing at the dying teen.

McDonald’s autopsy revealed that Van Dyke shot him 16 times, including two bullets in the back, seven in his arms, two in his right leg, once on each side of his chest, and single bullets wounds to his right hand, scalp, and neck. Nine of the 16 entrance wounds had a downward trajectory. None of the five other officers at the scene fired their weapons.

Before McDonald’s family could even file a lawsuit, the city gave them a $5 million settlement on the condition that the family agreed not to publicly release the dashcam footage of the teen’s death. After suppressing the video for 13 months, the city received a court order to release the footage. The city released the dashcam video in 2015, which clearly shows McDonald did not lunge at the officers before the fatal shooting.

In May of 2015, Burger King district manager Jay Darshane accused officers of deleting the security footage after spending over three hours in the fast food restaurant on the night of the shooting. According to Darshane, the video equipment was working properly, but 86 minutes of footage, from 9:13 p.m. to 10:39 p.m., disappeared after the officers left.

Charged with first-degree murder, Van Dyke fired his first shot at 9:57 p.m. When asked if he was certain that the officers deleted the footage of the killing, Darshane answered, “Yes.”

Although 86 minutes of the surveillance video have gone missing, including the moment that McDonald was gunned down, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez claims no one tampered with the footage.

“We had no idea they were going to sit there and delete files,” Darshane said. “I mean we were just trying to help the police officers.”

Unable to clearly explain why the 86 minutes disappeared, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy blamed the missing files on technical difficulties. At a press conference, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez asserted that no one had tampered with the Burger King surveillance video. When asked who conducted the forensic testing, Alvarez did not appear to know the answer.

Although the police department and state’s attorney claim the officers did not delete those 86 missing minutes, remember that this information is coming from the same cops who initially lied about the shooting and the same officials who suppressed the police dashcam video for 13 months.

Below is the original news segment showing the officer sitting at the surveillance computer for several minutes.

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The death of Laquan McDonald has been the impetus behind police reform across the country as well as in Chicago. Following the controversy surrounding his death the city of Chicago was forced to release years of police brutality videos, showing the horrifying abuse of the city’s citizens by their ostensible protectors.

Thankfully, for the sake of McDonald as well as the countless other victims of the Chicago police department, Van Dyke was finally held accountable.


Poster Comment:

In May of 2015, Burger King district manager Jay Darshane accused officers of deleting the security footage after spending over three hours in the fast food restaurant on the night of the shooting.

According to Darshane, the video equipment was working properly, but 86 minutes of footage, from 9:13 p.m. to 10:39 p.m., disappeared after the officers left.

Charged with first-degree murder, Van Dyke fired his first shot at 9:57 p.m. When asked if he was certain that the officers deleted the footage of the killing, Darshane answered, “Yes.”

Although 86 minutes of the surveillance video have gone missing, including the moment that McDonald was gunned down, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez claims no one tampered with the footage.

“We had no idea they were going to sit there and delete files,” Darshane said. “I mean we were just trying to help the police officers.”

Additional charges need to be brought against the cop who destroyed evidence. (2 images)

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

"McDonald’s autopsy revealed that Van Dyke shot him 16 times"

He was convicted of second-degree murder AND 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. I never heard that before.

When gangbangers are convicted of murder, are they also charged with aggravated battery with a firearm for each shot fired?

Van Dyke was convicted because if he wasn't the black community would have rioted. They're motto is, "Only blacks can slaughter other blacks".

misterwhite  posted on  2018-10-06   9:14:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

The cop clearly committed murder,and I'm glad they finally nailed his ass for it.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-10-06   10:57:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: misterwhite (#1)

He was convicted of second-degree murder AND 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. I never heard that before.

Me,either. Seems like Double Jeopardy to me,and I am certain the 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm will be dismissed at the inevitable appeal.

Or 15 of them,anyway. 1 event repeated 16 times in 60 seconds or so on one individual is still 1 event.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-10-06   11:00:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard, ALL (#0)

Following the controversy surrounding his [Laquan McDonald] death the city of Chicago was forced to release years of police brutality videos, showing the horrifying abuse of the city’s citizens by their ostensible protectors.

This kind of reporting -- I'm sick of it. I think AMERICA is sick of it -- "GUILT-BY-ASSOCIATION".

But...but...What of "the brutality" of Chicago's gangstas who have for several years been murdering black citizens by the bushel-full EVERY SINGLE DAY?

WAIT -- WHO are *their* "ostensible protectors"? Might they be Mayor Rahm Emanuel(D)? The Fake Mainstream Media(D)? Democrats?? Rahm's old pal and boss, Barack "GET-IN-THEIR-FACE!/"IF I HAD A SON..."/COPS-ACTED STUPIDLY" 0bama?

Can Free Thought Project explain ANY of THAT? Can the Fake Media Complex either?

Does everyone recall "the brutality" of the nation's same gangstas who routinely threaten, assault, and murder WHITE citizens EVERY SINGLE DAY? Recall the outrage from Free Thought Project, the MSM, blacks (in general), and white liberals over the "KNOCK-OUT GAME"? And how LE immediately crack down on all of it?? (NO, ME NEITHER.) No "Free Thought Project" alarm going off with what's been happening for DECADES. Was there?

So what really galls me is this kind of blatant hypocritical double standard by the Mainstream Media and Democrats/Liberals. They create their Pavlovian expectation as THEY define "outrage", as THEY define "controversy," "victims", "brutality", "accountability", etc.

THEY are the ones responsible for blowing the "dog whistle" or ringing the bell for a calculated public reaction. (Though they often describe Pubbies and conservatives of doing so. Their usual PROJECTION.

For now I'll consider this hyped-up headline and narrative as propaganda, intended to fuel the ongoing Race-War and "HATE COPS!" while baiting the uninformed and ill-informed.

Yes, in this relatively rare case, a WHITE person (and Cop -- how convenient, eh?) murders a BLACK man. And on the "inside," the usual cover-up. (Sounds a LOT to me like the usual CYA Dem-operation and MO.)

Qs: Is this an indictment of one individual Cop who is evil/corrupt? Indictment of all White Cops? White People? The entire Chicago PD? Or ALL PDs?

Q2s: Are Democrats and Media demonizing all LE, using this Chi-Town Cop to represent ALL white cops with one broad-brush stroke (the way they demonized ALL men of "sexual assault and rape, etc" as in the case of Kavanaugh?)

Q3: WHY is Free Thought Projecting pretending and projecting some kind of epidemic of "Murder-by-Cop"?? This is...a YUGE LIE. And yes, disgusting propaganda.

Liberator  posted on  2018-10-06   16:17:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: misterwhite (#1)

He was convicted of second-degree murder AND 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. I never heard that before.

That's 16 WHITE bullets. And don't forget the "HATE CRIME" charge.

I've never heard of quite a bit of "that" lately; lot of it going around lately. Yes, like the indictment and conviction of a clean-as-a-whistle judge WITHOUT Due Process.

Van Dyke was convicted because if he wasn't the black community would have rioted. They're motto is, "Only blacks can slaughter other blacks".

100 + 100 = +200.

South Africa + Chicago = New Reality. Ugly Result.

Liberator  posted on  2018-10-06   16:25:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Liberator (#5)

I am quite sure that the death of Laquan saved the lives of people he would have killed in the future. I am beyond sympathy for any of these physically well built, and moronic people. They needed to be left alone in Africa until they developed their own wheel and compassion, if ever.

THIS IS A TAG LINE...Exercising rights is only radical to two people, Tyrants and Slaves. Which are YOU? Our ignorance has driven us into slavery and we do not recognize it.

jeremiad  posted on  2018-10-07   15:41:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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