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Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty in Murder of LaQuan McDonald

Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty in Murder of LaQuan McDonald

The Jason Van Dyke murder trial has concluded in Chicago and Van Dyke was found guilty on 16 charges of aggravated assault and one count of second-degree murder. Jurors reached a verdict Friday afternoon declaring Van Dyke guilty of killing black teenager LaQuan McDonald. Van Dyke was originally charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery with […]

Vic Mensa Hits Jimmy Kimmel With Electric Performance of ’16 Shots’

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On the verge of the election Vic Mensa hit the Jimmy Kimmel Live with a performance of his defiant track “16 Shots.” With Blink 182 drummer Travis  Barker backing him, Mensa delivered a powerful performance dedicated to Laquan McDonald who was killed in Chicago last year at the hand of the police. Accompanied by dancers […]

Everyone Can Stream Vic Mensa’s Music Video for “16 Shots” Exclusively on TIDAL

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Chicago-bred artist Vic Mensa has never been the one to shy away from the issues and tonight [October 22, 2016], the emcee delivers his latest statement in the form of a video for his compelling “16 Shots”. First heard on his acclaimed There’s Alot Going On EP, the forceful song addresses the fateful shooting death of Chicago teenager Laquan […]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast Draws Protesters

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Religious and community leaders from Chicago held a protest this morning during the MLK prayer breakfast of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has been criticized considerably because of his mishandling of the police killing of unarmed 17 year old Laquan McDonald. About 20 protesters stood outside of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago yelling “sixteen shots!”, representing […]

Update in Laquan McDonald Case: Cop Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday morning, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke pleaded not guilty to murder and misconduct charges in the shooting of 17 year old Laquan McDonald. This high profile case started back in October of 2014 when Laquan was shot 16 times and killed by Jason Van Dyke and was caught on film. The suspended officer […]

Chicago Officer Shoots And Kills 2 After Domestic Dispute Call

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After being under extreme criticism in the past year for misuse of force and police related shooting deaths, the Chicago PD is under fire again after two people were shot and killed by one police officer in what is being described as a domestic disturbance gone awry. Around 4:30 am, officers responded to a call […]

Protestors Flood Chicago Streets After Mayor Apologizes For Police Conduct

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With the current climate of distrust between the citizens of the urban community of Chicago and the Chicago PD, protestors took to the streets of the Windy City yesterday to express their need for change of police conduct and procedure in their respective neighborhoods. The citizens have called for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]

Dept. Of Justice To Investigate Chicago PD Due To Laquan McDonald Shooting

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The Department Of Justice is setting out to probe the Chicago Police Department as a part of an ongoing investigation into the shooting of unarmed teenager Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The call for a federal investigation went out when a police dashcam video of McDonald being shot by Van Dyke […]

Police Report Details Differ With Laquan McDonald Murder Video

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The release of more information in regards to last October’s murder of Laquan McDonald has begun to create outrage in Chicago and in the black community. The surfacing of the official police report reveals that details around the fatal attack have been skewed and do not line up with what can be seen in the […]

Details Emerge About Laquan McDonald Shooting Aftermath

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After the firing of Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy, more shocking details emerge concerning the tragic shooting of Laquan McDonald. On the night of the shooting, Pat Camden, Chicago Police Union Spokesperson gave a statement on what happened. According to Camden, McDonald lunged at Van Dyke causing him to defend himself and shoot McDonald once in […]

Chicago Cop That Killed Laquan McDonald Posts $1.5M Bail

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The Chicago police officer that was arrested on murder charges for the shootig death of 17 year old unarmed teen has been released on a $1.5M bond. Being that an unsecured bond ws permitted for Jason Van Dyke, only 10% of the $1.5M was neccessary to release the officer who has bee charged in the […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Questions The Death of Laquan McDonald

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*Breaking News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has just fired the city’s police chief, Garry F. McCarthy, after the city’s police department came under fire for resisting, for more than a year, release of a video showing officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. Since McDonald’s murder on October 14 last year, numerous […]

Police Officer Charged In Death Of Chicago Teen Laquan McDonald

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A Chicago police officer accused of shooting and killing an African American teen last year has been charged in his murder. In a statement released by the State’s Attorney’s office, Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014. Since the shooting death of McDonald, family and […]