Mcdonald's Shooting Research Paper

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Rahm Emanuel Fires Fall Guy in the Laquan McDonald Shooting

The American people have expressed their outrage over the shooting of unarmed black teen Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. The outrage was not just that Officer Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times as the teen was calmly walking down the street, but that the police department and city officials tried to cover the incident up. There was a police car dash cam that caught the whole incident on film, but the recording was hidden away for over a year. The nearby Burger King had its footage erased by fellow officers. And, before a civil suit was ever filed by McDonald 's family, the city offered them $5 million dollars if they agreed to not discuss the video, which they likely had not even seen. This was something that the Chicago PD did not want …show more content…

I take responsibility and none of us are above it." Then he announced that he had asked for and received the resignation of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Note that he did not announce his own resignation, or say that there would be any other charges brought in the teen 's shooting. He simply hoped that by giving the people a fall guy the tensions would ease.

Who is Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy? He is the man that Rahm Emanuel personally brought in to head up the police force in 2011, saying the city needed, "a leader with Garry 's depth of experience and a track record for delivering results."

What results were those? According to the NAACP in New Jersey where McCarthy previously served, McCarthy was "more concerned about improving the safety of downtown Newark than of its neighborhoods." And the ACLU noted that "Newark police were plagued with problems from lax internal oversight to issues of excessive force during arrests." Is it any wonder that under his leadership the Chicago police department has the same

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