Without that whistleblower—and without that video—it’s highly unlikely that Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke would be facing first-degree murder charges today.“When it was first reported it was a typical police shooting story,” Kalven said, where police claim self-defense and announce an investigation, and “at that point the story disappears.” And, typically, a year or 18 months later, the Independent Police Review Authority confirms the self-defense claim, and “by then no one remembers the initial incident.” “There are an average of 50 police shootings of civilians every year in Chicago, and no one is ever charged,” said Futterman.The kids wait until the passing train forces a gust you can feel on your skin.
In 2004, Wilson introduced the first off axis double-flipping rotation to skiing (the "Wilsonflip"), revolutionizing freeskiing competition.“Without the video, this would have been just one more of 50 such incidents, where the police blotter defines the narrative and nothing changes.” Last December, Kalven and Futterman issued a statement revealing the existence of a dash-cam video and , which contradicted the official story that Mc Donald had died of a single gunshot to the chest.In fact, he’d been shot 16 times—as Van Dyke unloaded his service weapon, execution style—while Mc Donald lay on the ground. First, from far away, comes a high whine like angry insects swarming, and then a trampling, like a herd moving through. Five cars, double-decker, tearing past at 50 miles an hour.The kids on their bikes who pass by the Caltrain crossing are eager to get home from school, but they know the drill. Too fast to see the faces of the Silicon Valley commuters on board, only a long silver thing with black teeth.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.