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16 shots and a cover up, black lives matter, chicago police, david march, jason van dyke, joseph walsh, laquan mcdonald, police corruption, thomas gaffney -

In what’s being called an “unprecedented” case, three Chicago cops accused of lying to protect one of their own in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald will begin their trial today. They are facing criminal “code of silence” charges—the first Chicago cops to ever do so.

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16 shots and a cover up, black lives matter, chicago, chicago police, cook county, jason van dyke, jason van dyke trial, laquan mcdonald, vincent gaughan -

While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.

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