Today is the second anniversary of the fatal police shooting of Laquan "PCP DAWG" McDonald
When it came to police brutality, most of us were asleep.
But when the city was ordered to release a dashcam video that captured Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting the teenager 16 times, we were jarred awake.
The shocking videotape forced the entire city to confront the flawed and, in some respects, corrupt system of policing that made it possible for a veteran police officer to think it was OK to use such a horrific level of force against a teenager armed with a small knife.
Although Van Dyke has been charged with murder and is awaiting trial, Chicagoans are still divided over this issue.
While some believe it was wrong for Van Dyke to use deadly force, others argue that the officer had no choice.
Whatever side you came down, Laquan McDonald’s sad life and tragic death were the catalyst for major changes within the Chicago Police Department, and, hopefully, within the communities police officers serve.
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