Friday, October 5, 2018

Van Dyke - guilty!

I'm very relieved that today there is no rioting, Jason Van Dyke is the police officer who shot young LaQuan McDonald 16 times and he's convicted of second degree murder. He was taken into custody immediately after the trial. The ugliness didn't come to past although the passion is still out there.

Check out this scene in South Shore for example. There had been demonstrations on this day. Of course also bear in mind another person was shot & killed over the summer by police officers. Bear this in mind as far as why 71st and Jeffrey was chosen. [VIDEO]
Since I didn't really follow the trial I had no idea what the charges he was facing at least I see an indication of this on instagram other than the conviction for second degree murder.

And I probably should've let with this. CBS streamed the verdict live on their YouTube channel. [VIDEO]
Here's the point where Van Dyke's bail was revoked and he was taken into custody [VIDEO]
And from CBS 2, could there be an appeal of this conviction by Van Dyke's lawyers [VIDEO]
And finally I had to throw this out there, the mayor's office had this to say. It has been alleged that the mayor's office helped to cover this up. I'm sure in any demonstrations around the city today there were chants of "16 shots and a cover-up". [VIDEO]
Are you satisfied with this verdict? How do we prevent something like this from happening again?

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