As early as this morning, possibly by the late afternoon, but most certainly by tomorrow the Chicago PD will be forced to release a video that may well spark a citywide race riot.
The video is from a CPD dashboard cam and purports to show one Laquan McDonald, a 17-year old African American with a small knife in his hand. McDonald also reportedly had PCP in his system. McDonald was subsequently shot to death by a CPD officer, Jason Van Dyke, on the corner of 41st and Pulaski in Chicago’s Southwest side.
Van Dyke fired a total of 16 times, the last half dozen or so while McDonald lay face down on the concrete bleeding out. Only McDonald fired at McDonald, with the bullets striking him in the back, the legs, arms, neck and head, the bullets making his inert body jump repeatedly.
The video shows all this, just as it show Van Dyke firing from a distance of fifteen feet away.
Van Dyke has been charged with murder, the FBI is investigating and the city settled $5 million on McDonald’s family
But none of that may stave off a riot: the video is said to clearly depict a cold-blooded execution.
Add this murder to CPD’s rendition problem and the town may soon burst into flames.
And, quite probably, soon to come to a city near you.