Last night, the Chicago Police Department released footage of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black boy, to death. McDonald had a small knife, but was moving away from Van Dyke at a safe distance and posed no threat. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times over the course of about 15 seconds. For 13 of those 15 seconds, McDonald was on the ground.
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