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November 24, 2015

Chicago Releases Video of Police Shooting of Suspect; City Braces for Violence That Some Predict Could Be Described as "Tuesday"

The cop's being tried for murder.

Having watched the tape, what I see here is cause for arrest of Laquan McDonald. I don't see anything remotely threatening enough to justify a shooting.

Apparently prosecuting someone for murder isn't enough. There must be riots.

I guess I see the point of protests, but not riots. I assume we'll have riots, because of course we must have riots.

At the Blaze, more graphic video, which includes the actual shooting. And he was shot at sixteen times, but I can't see how he was shot sixteen times. Looks like the first one two shots kills him. If he actually was shot sixteen times, then I guess he was being hit by bullets long before he falls to the ground.

Update: ArthurK. says you can see the bullets hitting him when he's on the ground.

Well, this won't be a long trial.

Seems to Have Been Some Testi-Lying About the Shooting.


Of course there was no "lunge."

It Gets Worse: Apparently Burger King had security cameras nearby.

So...



The prosecutor says that there is no evidence of anyone "tampering with" the video files.

Alvarez, in response to a question from NBC 5 Political Editor Carol Marin, said forensic testing was done on surveillance footage from a Burger King restaurant close to where the shooting took place to determine if the video had been "tampered with."

"Forensic testing was done on the Burger King surveillance system to determine if anyone tampered with the evidence and the testing did not reveal any such evidence," she said.

She declined to comment on which agency conducted the tests, however.

I don't know who's right here, obviously.

@JimmyPrinceton has asked on Twitter why the media isn't going after Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, who, after all, presides over this police department, and and the prosecutors, and etc.


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