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… the Laquan McDonald Affair [#Chicago]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 11th,2015

.. what a god – awful tragedy ..

.. McDonald is [was] a 19 – year – old teenager who was targeted by a police officer while after the commission of a crime . McDonald was carrying a knife while being confronted by a police officer . In that case , no major sweat . McD refused to surrender ..

.. what happened next is what has caused all of the conundrum . The officer [Ptl. Jason Van Dyke] confronted McDonald , and then the cop open fire on McD . One or two times would be enough . But Van Dyke shot at him 16 to 18 times . That is truly outrageous ..

.. [h/t –– news.yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. yes , McDonald is [was] the perpetrator . But a police officer can only use what is termed as ” reasonable force ” to apprehend a suspect . That is something that Jason Van Dyke did not do …

.. now Van Dyke stands accused of 1st – degree murder . The reverberations will shake the city of Chicago for many years to come …

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… the Tamir Rice case [#the officers speak]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,December 9th,2015

.. Now , the officers involved in the Tamir Rice case have had their day in court , at least so far . how , you might ask . They have acted to appear before a grand jury . They have also filled out and have made sworn statements , under penalty of perjury . A bit unusual , I admit ..

.. .. these two guys have made a tactical blunder , at the least . Why , do you ask ? ..

.. The officers in this case [Timothy Grambach and William Loehrmann] should have kept their mouths shut . In that way , they could still have invoked their 5th amendment rights against self incrimination . Now , they cannot do so ..

.. [h/t — ]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. the officers can be called back before the grand jury . If they refuse to testify , then they can be charged with [at least] civil contempt . Even more so , they could even be charged with criminal contempt , and be indicted and charged for that , instead of the shooting ..

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