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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 10/6/2018

    10/06/2018 5:21:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/6/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Senate has been in session all night with senators speaking about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The final vote will be today and it could be..... Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke faces a minimum of six year in prison after being convicted of second degree murder.... A new tone from the European Union about Brexit..... The latest on the disappearance of the Chinese official who heads Interpol is that Chinese authorities took him into custody..... We still don't know what happened to Saudi journalist and critic of hte Saudi Arabian government Jamal Khashoggi.......
  • Officer convicted of murder in slaying of Laquan McDonald

    10/05/2018 6:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 05, 2018 7:56 PM EDT | Don Babwin and Michael Tarm
    A white Chicago officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from police. The video, some of the most graphic police footage to emerge in years, stoked outrage nationwide and put the nation’s third-largest city at the center of the debate about police misconduct and use of force. The shooting also led to a federal inquiry and calls to reform the Chicago Police Department. Jason Van Dyke, 40, was...
  • Legal team for Chicago cop charged with teen's murder wants a change of venue

    03/08/2018 3:39:27 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 14 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com ^ | 03/08/2018 | Whitney Lloyd
    Lawyers for a Chicago police officer accused of murdering a Chicago teen in a shooting captured on dashcam video that ignited protests in the city and around the country are arguing their client will not be able to get a fair trial in Chicago. Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke was back in court Thursday as his lawyers argued extensive media coverage of the October 2014 incident in which Van Dyke shot and killed 17-year old Laquan McDonald means Van Dyke will not be able to get a fair trial in Cook County where Chicago is the county seat.
  • Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse

    01/13/2017 8:24:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 11:14 AM EST | Michael Tarm and Don Babwin
    Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday. The Justice Department launched its investigation of the 12,000-officer force — one of the nation’s largest — in December 2015 following the release of dashcam video showing a white police officer shoot a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, 16 times as he walked away holding a small, folded knife. The video of the 2014 shooting, which the city fought to keep from being...
  • 7 Chicago Officers Face Firing Over Laquan McDonald Cover-Up

    08/18/2016 9:32:34 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | Mitch Smith
    Chicago’s police superintendent called for the firing of seven officers for their response to a colleague’s fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014, a case that incited widespread protests here and led to accusations of a cover-up.The decision by Superintendent Eddie Johnson, announced Thursday morning by a Police Department spokesman, comes nearly two years after Officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots at Mr. McDonald, who was 17 and African-American.Mr. McDonald’s death roiled the city, laying bare longstanding tensions between the police and black Chicagoans. The case has led to increased scrutiny and skepticism of the department, including a Justice...
  • Sen. Durbin: Police ‘Holding Back’ Afraid To Lose Job Over ‘Mistake’

    04/26/2016 8:45:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 26, 2016 | 2:59 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who wrote a letter asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Chicago Police policies in December, recently said the windy city’s law enforcement is “holding back.” In coverage of the 44 people killed or injured in last weekend’s shootings in Chicago, WGN-TV reports:U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin feels the spike in shootings could be related in part to low officer morale, as the Department of Justice investigates the police department. “I think they’re holding back now in fear of video cameras, DNA, and losing a job over a mistake they might make,” Durbin said.…
  • Police: Homicides rise in Chicago; illegal gun seizures fall

    03/01/2016 2:38:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2016 4:38 PM EST | Don Babwin
    Homicides and shootings have doubled in Chicago so far this year compared with the same period in 2015, and police have seized fewer illegal guns - more possible signals that officers have become less aggressive in the aftermath of a shooting video released last fall.Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante said Tuesday that he was so concerned about officers possibly holding back that he filmed a video for the entire department in which he encouraged them to do their jobs and assured them that a federal probe of the force was not aimed at individuals. "We are aware that there is...
  • Video: Illinois legislator pushes bill to allow recall of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    12/10/2015 12:30:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/10/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If Rahm Emanuel refuses to resign from office after his administration buried the video of Laquan McDonald shooting until after his re-election, Chicago voters can’t do much about it. One Illinois Democrat wants to change that. State representative LaShawn Ford will introduce legislation that will allow for a recall of the Chicago mayor if enough voters sign petitions — and based on recent polling, that won’t be much of a hurdle:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO An Illinois state representative has introduced a bill that could remove Mayor Rahm Emanuel from office immediately.Democratic Rep. La Shawn Ford filed legislation...
  • Protesters Call for Mayor Emanuel's Resignation in Citywide Walkout

    12/10/2015 5:47:01 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/10/2015 | Staff
    Hundreds of protesters demanding an investigation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration flooded downtown Chicago streets Wednesday afternoon as part of a citywide walkout just hours after Emanuel publicly apologized for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald and vowed to fix broken Chicago police practices.The group chanted "Whose city? Our city," "Who's got to go? Rahm's got to go," and "No more killer cops."Demonstrators gathered at Daley Plaza at noon and started marching on North Dearborn. Police briefly detained two people during the protest near Dearborn and Washington as several other activists gathered around the vehicle chanting "Hell no, we won't...
  • Emanuel reverses course, now supports Justice probe of CPD

    12/07/2015 11:23:35 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/4/15 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday “welcomed” a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of “systemic issues embedded in” the Chicago Police Department and said, “I own the confusion” about his earlier opposition to the probe in the unrelenting uproar over the Laquan McDonald shooting video. Fran Earlier this week, Emanuel called the federal civil rights investigation requested by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan “misguided.” But that was before Hillary Clinton, Emanuel’s candidate for president, sided with Madigan. That’s apparently at least partially responsible for the mayor’s reversal. A conversation with Gov. Bruce Rauner, the mayor’s longtime friend, may also have played...
  • Chicago threat suspect allegedly sought to avenge Laquan McDonald's death

    11/30/2015 7:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | November 30, 2015 | Michael Pearson and Dana Ford
    A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday, accused of threatening to kill students and staff at the University of Chicago in an apparent attempt to avenge the death of Laquan McDonald, authorities said. Jabari Dean, 21 was arrested without incident. He is expected to appear in court later in the day. According to a criminal complaint, Dean posted a threat on social media over the Thanksgiving weekend. "This is my only warning. At 10 a.m. on Monday mourning (sic) I am going to the campus quad of the University of Chicago. I will be armed with a M-4 Carbine and 2...
  • Chicago Protesters Caught on Video Vandalizing City Holiday Display: ‘F*** Your Christmas Tree!’

    11/26/2015 8:13:50 AM PST · by redreno · 35 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 12:17am | Dave Urbanski
    Chicago protesters pulled down barricades and tore light strands off the city Christmas tree Wednesday night in Millennium Park, WGN-TV reported. It was the second night of protests over the death of Laquan McDonald, a black 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer.
  • How Should Police Stop A Knife-Swinging Laquan On PCP?

    11/25/2015 11:57:19 AM PST · by IChing · 197 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 11/25/15 | Donald Joy
    In the latest high-profile racial railroading of a white policeman for obvious political reasons, it has taken authorities over a full year to decide to charge Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The obviousness of the racial/political theater here is largely due to the fact that the timing of the ridiculous charge — first degree murder — being suddenly announced after all these months, so transparently coincides with the sudden FOIA public release of a police dashcam video of the shooting which, to the untrained eye, looks pretty bad. The video in...
  • Protests Erupt in Chicago After Video of Laquan McDonald Being Shot by Police Released

    11/24/2015 6:52:30 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/24/2015 | TOM LIDDY
    Protesters took to the streets in the wake of the release of dash cam footage showing police shooting a teen being shot by police, chanting "16 shots" for the number of times the officer allegedly shot him.The dash cam video, released by police today a day ahead of a court-ordered deadline, shows officers confronting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who later died at a hospital, as he walked down the street on Oct. 20, 2014. snip Chicago police officials said they were responding to a report of a person walking down the street with a knife and that McDonald refused to drop...
  • Raw Video: Chicago Police dashcam video of Laquan McDonald shooting

    11/24/2015 5:03:03 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 130 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/24/2015
    McDonald runs towards one police cruiser while brandishing a knife, a 2nd cruiser rolls up, cop steps out walks towards McDonald and proceeds to shoot him 16 times.
  • (Chicago) Who was LaQuan McDonald?

    11/23/2015 7:56:51 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 21 replies
    WMAQ-TV Chicago ^ | 11/23/2015 | Carol Marin
    The single image of LaQuan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. /See video at link)