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Laquan McDonald Coverup – Indictments

28 Jun

Since being a bad Cop is 100% proof against being convicted for any murders you commit…

And bad Cops are using their guns even in cases of minor traffic stops for broken headlights and the like…

Every stop now s a life or death situation – no matter how innocent a black person is.

Going back to the Wild West under the Chumph and Sessions – First bullet wins.

This is not good news to decent cops who are being put on the firing line for racism.

Looks like they selected a Grand Jury in Chicago who at least could identify a crime when they saw one.

Chicago Grand Jury Indicts Three Officers for Alleged Cover-Up of Laquan McDonald Shooting

Three of the Chicago police officers on the scene when Jason Van Dyke shot and killed Laquan McDonald in 2014 have been indicted on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct. They stand accused of lying on incident reports about the moments leading up to Van Dyke’s use of deadly force against the black 17-year-old.

The indictment, which is written in a way that suggests more officers could still be charged for participating in the cover-up, accuses David March, Joseph Walsh, and Thomas Gaffney of allegedly coordinating with Van Dyke—who has been charged with murder—to provide false accounts of the shooting “in order to shield their fellow officer from criminal investigation and prosecution.”

In a report submitted to the Chicago Police Department, Marsh wrote that McDonald had “committed aggravated assaults against the three officers, finally forcing [Van Dyke], in defense of his life, to shoot and kill” him. In a separate report, Walsh wrote that “when MCDONALD got to within 12 to 15 feet of the officers he swung the knife toward the officers in an aggressive manner.” Gaffney submitted a report that said three officers had been “battered” during the run-up to the shooting.

All of these claims were revealed to be lies upon the release of a dashcam video that showed McDonald’s final moments. The release of the video, which sparked protests and led to the ouster of Chicago’s police superintendent, proved McDonald had not threatened or acted in an aggressive manner toward any of the officers in the moments before Van Dyke shot him 16 times.

In the indictment, the officers are accused of mischaracterizing “the video recordings so that independent criminal investigators would not know the truth about the Laquan McDonald killing and the public would not see the video recordings of the events.” It’s unclear at what point the three officers named in the indictment watched the dashcam footage, and what role their descriptions of it may have played in the city’s decision to keep the video out of public view until a judge ordered its release in November 2015.

The outcry over McDonald’s death in the wake of the video’s release spurred the Obama-era Department of Justice to launch an investigation into policing in Chicago. That effort led to a blistering report that found, among other things, that “a code of silence among Chicago police officers exists, extending to lying and affirmative efforts to conceal evidence.”

The Justice Department’s report was supposed to lead to a court-enforced consent decree that would have mandated a reform agenda. The Trump administration, however, has scuttled plans for that consent decree to take effect.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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2 responses to “Laquan McDonald Coverup – Indictments

  1. lkeke35

    June 28, 2017 at 6:39 PM

    You know what always hits me the absolute hardest is not so much the actual shooting, but the amount of shooting that takes place. 16 mf bullets, hell anything beyond one or two is more than enough to kil la person, but pumping 16 bullets speaks to the mindset of someone thoroughly and completely ill equipped to handle a stressful situation without panic. 16 bullets does sound like someone who has any amount of training, so my only belief is that 16 bullets isn’t an accident. When you have training 16 bullets into a prone and unarmed person is a deliberate act of murder, and he knew that, which is why he tried so hard to cover it up.

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    • btx3

      June 28, 2017 at 7:51 PM

      They are taught to empty the clip. Standard Police pistols in most cities now carry from 16-19 rounds. In a situation where a cop is less than 10 feet from a person with a gun firing back at them they only score a hit about 1 out of every 11 shots. Of course if the person they are shooting at has their back turned, with their hands up – or is in a position not to fight back – then they are a lot more accurate.

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