I will not put the video in the main post. It will be in the replies.
But, make no mistake, this young man was EXECUTED.
I would like to thank Liza for the hat tip to this story.
My questions are as follows:
1. Where is the original 9-1-1 call about Laquan. In it, it should state WHERE the person is calling from.
2. Linked to #1, does the original 9-1-1 call send the officers to the place where Laquan died,
Like I heard yesterday on WVON, Laquan’s cousin called into the station and stated that the ORIGINAL 9-1-1 call was from somewhere else, and that they picked up Laquan and took him NOT: a) to the police station, or, if they were concerned about some ‘drug incident’, b) to a local hospital…
But, to the location where they told him to get out of the car.
3. WHY would police officers take someone to a different location and tell them to get out of the car?
4. What happened to the footage from the Burger King?
5. Who signed for the footage from the Burger King?
6. Who had physical custody of the footage from the Burger King?
Police have to fill out reports for everything, so you’re telling me that they took custody of evidence and NOBODY had to fill out a report for it?
7. WHY did it take this long for charges to be brought up on the officer?
8. Does anyone remotely believe that charges would have been brought if not for the release of the video?
How Chicago tried to cover up a police execution
By Curtis Black | 20 hours ago
It was just about a year ago that a city whistleblower came to journalist Jamie Kalven and attorney Craig Futterman out of concern that Laquan McDonald’s shooting a few weeks earlier “wasn’t being vigorously investigated,” as Kalven recalls. The source told them “that there was a video and that it was horrific,” he said.
Without that whistleblower—and without that video—it’s highly unlikely that Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke would be facing first-degree murder charges today.
“When it was first reported it was a typical police shooting story,” Kalven said, where police claim self-defense and announce an investigation, and “at that point the story disappears.” And, typically, a year or 18 months later, the Independent Police Review Authority confirms the self-defense claim, and “by then no one remembers the initial incident.”
“There are an average of 50 police shootings of civilians every year in Chicago, and no one is ever charged,” said Futterman. “Without the video, this would have been just one more of 50 such incidents, where the police blotter defines the narrative and nothing changes.”
Last December, Kalven and Futterman issued a statement revealing the existence of a dash-cam video and calling for its release. Kalven tracked down a witness to the shooting, who said he and other witnesses had been “shooed away” from the scene with no statements or contact information taken.
In February, Kalven obtained a copy of McDonald’s autopsy, which contradicted the official story that McDonald had died of a single gunshot to the chest. In fact, he’d been shot 16 times—as Van Dyke unloaded his service revolver, execution style—while McDonald lay on the ground.
The next month, the City Council approved a $5 million settlement with McDonald’s family, whose attorneys had obtained the video. They said it showed McDonald walking away from police at the time of the shooting, contradicting the police story that he was threatening or had “lunged at” cops. The settlement included a provision keeping the video confidential.
The Rest of the story is at the link.