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Cook County Attorney Who Fixed Laquan McDonald Case Thrown Out By Voters

Even the voters in Cook County figured out she was dirty…

Crooked AG for Cook County…Gone!

BOOM! Attorney who bungled Laquan McDonald case loses re-election bid

After criticism for alleged mishandling the shooting death of Laquan McDonald Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez went down in her election Tuesday night. McDonald was the 17-year-old Chicago boy who was shot 16 times as he walked away from officers with a 3-inch knife. The video footage of his death was withheld while Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ran for reelection. Alvarez too was seen responsible after waiting 13 months before filing charges against Officer Jason Van Dyke who shot McDonald.

Alvarez was also blamed for declining to file charges against officers who fatally shot a total of 68 people in the last seven years.

Alvarez’s opponent Kim Foxx had nearly 58 percent of the vote to Alvarez’s 29 percent before Alvarez conceded the race at 9 p.m. CDT.

“We are obviously very disappointed,” campaign manager Mike Carson said according to DNAInfo. “This was a hard-fought campaign.”

Opponents to Alvarez started a Twitter the hashtag #ByeAnita demanding she resign from the post. The movement was led by young black activists who used the direct action in the Black Lives Matter movement for the election. The group didn’t endorse an opponent, and they were just in opposition to Alvarez, spending a mere $1,000.

“I have been criticized that I wasn’t a very good politician and that’s probably right,” Alvarez said, “and that’s probably why I stand before you tonight.”

“Not a good politician”? How about a lousy human being.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Chicago DA Asks for FBI Help in Investigation of Police Shooting

Let’s face it – nobody believes the Chicago internal “independent” investigatory authority is ever going to find a Policeman in Chicago guilty of anything…Even the DA Office in Chicago knows that one is corrupt to the core.

Alvarez asks FBI to help in probe of fatal shootings of 2

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez seemed to take a shot at the Independent Police Review Authority on Thursday, asking the FBI to help with the investigation of the deadly police-involved shooting that claimed the lives of Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, 55, in West Garfield Park.

Alvarez said in a statement that while she is urging “a thorough, professional” review by the Independent Police Review Authority, her office has also contacted the FBI.

The top prosecutor also emphasized that her office “does not control the pace or process of IPRA” and that the investigative agency needs “to get it right so that justice can be served.”

“This is a deeply disturbing incident that demands a very deliberate and meticulous independent investigation. At this stage, the investigation is being conducted by IPRA, but my office has also contacted the FBI to request their involvement as well,” Alvarez said in the statement.

Once the investigation is complete, her office will determine whether any charges would be filed, Alvarez said.

LeGrier and Jones were fatally shot by an officer who was responding to a domestic disturbance call from Antonio LeGrier, Quintonio’s father, at his apartment building last weekend.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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