It has been said: “Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”
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.
The fateful detail was buried among thousands of pages of trial documents released Thursday about the Chicago cop cover-up case.
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.
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.
The judge did her job and listened to the facts and evidence, yet alderman from the City Council’s black caucus are calling for the judge’s ouster.
Jackson and other community leaders addressed steps forward after Friday’s sentencing of Van Dyke for the 2014 murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
What will it take to break this horrendous code of silence in the police department?