Chicago shooting - police on alert. town braces for backlash.
WARNING: Graphic Video, viewer discretion is advised. Chicago Police released dashcam video that shows a police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan Mcdonald in 2014. #laquanmcdonald
Officials in Chicago urged protesters to be "peaceful" as a dash-cam video showing a white Chicago police officer shooting and killing a black teenager was released Tuesday. A state prosecutor said the release prompted her to move up the announcement of the officer’s murder charge out of concern the footage would spark violence.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the first-degree murder charge against Jason Van Dyke, who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014, represented a "challenge" to the city, but that it also represented a moment of "understanding and learning."
"It is fine to be passionate, but it is essential to remain peaceful," he told reporters at a news conference late Tuesday.
Shortly after the video's release, protesters began marching through streets. Several hundred people blocked traffic on the near West Side. Some circled police cars in an intersection and chanted "16 shots."
"I'm so hurt and so angry," said Jedidiah Brown, a South Side activist and pastor who had just seen the video. "I can feel pain through my body."
Stay in prayer for the city of Chicago, the USA, and the world. The violence needs to stop.
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