Protests erupt across Chicago after video of white cop killing a black teen by shooting him SIXTEEN TIMES as he lay on the ground and then trying to RELOAD his gun is released

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
By Paul Martin

Dashcam footage of a black 17-year-old boy being shot dead by a white police officer in Chicago has been released
Laquan McDonald was carrying a small knife but footage shows him walking away from officers as they approach
Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the teenager 16 times, continuing to fire even as he lay motionless on the floor
Van Dyke, who claimed he felt threatened, is the first Chicago police officer to be charged with murder while on duty
Video’s release sparked protests across the city, with at least two arrested as hundreds met outside police stations

25 November 2015

Chilling dashcam footage that shows a white cop shooting dead a black teenager sparked protests across Chicago after it was made public on Tuesday.

The shocking video shows Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on the night of October 20 last year. The police officer, who initially claimed he had felt threatened, continues to fire at point-blank range for 13 seconds as the young man lies motionless on the ground.

Van Dyke, 37, was charged with first-degree murder on Monday, more than a year after the killing.

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets within hours of the video’s release, chanting ’16 shots’ and forming human blockades across roads in the city’s West Side. Other demonstrators gathered outside police stations as at least two people were arrested in connection to the protests.

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