The state Supreme Court should not meddle with the seven-year prison sentence Jason Van Dyke received for the murder of Laquan McDonald, lawyers said.
Jason Van Dyke
Just as Sneed is settling in to enjoy “Anna Karenina” at the Auditorium Theatre, the call comes: Jason Van Dyke has been assaulted in prison.
The fateful detail was buried among thousands of pages of trial documents released Thursday about the Chicago cop cover-up case.
Jason Van Dyke was beaten in his cell at a federal prison earlier this month. “The next time this could happen, they could kill him,” his wife said.
A judge already weighed this, but if Kwame Raoul wants it weighed again, my gut tells me it might not become the triumph of justice he’s hoping for.
Van Dyke had been transported to the Connecticut prison and placed in the general population before being assaulted in his cell.
Chicagoans need to peruse these documents to fully understand what happened and to chart a course toward full reform of the Chicago Police Department.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Special Prosecutor Joe McMahon are challenging Jason Van Dyke’s prison sentence.
Special Prosecutor Joseph McMahon did not say whether any decision was reached.
You have the nerve to call me racist for saying to my people that we must save ourselves from the insidious system designed to destroy us?
As upset I am with Trump, I am even more upset with Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority in the Senate.
Kwame Raoul also dismissed defense attorney Dan Herbert’s claim that he was exploiting Laquan McDonald’s death for his own “political gain.”
The indictment filed last week in U.S. District Court charged Matthew Ross, 32, of the Ashburn community, with 3 counts of making online threats.
A spokesman for Raoul said the office was conducting a review of the “record and the law” in the case.
“They lock us up, they shoot us down. Ain’t no justice in this town!” Black Lives Matters demonstrators shouted in sub-20 degree temperatures.