Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald
The officer was found guilty of second-degree murder, among other charges.
Defense Floats Its Own ‘Alternate Video’ of Laquan Killing
Officer Van Dyke’s lawyers presented an animated video of what happened when the 17-year-old McDonald was killed, an effort to persuade jurors that the cop feared for his life.
Cop’s Attorney Slimes Laquan McDonald as Kid on ‘Rampage’
At Jason Van Dyke’s trial for killing Laquan McDonald, his lawyer compared the black teen to a horror-movie villain and tried to cast doubt on dashcam footage of the shooting.
‘Widows’ Will Blow You Away
The British filmmaker’s follow-up to ‘12 Years a Slave’ lives up to the considerable hype.
Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald Speaks: I’m a Victim, Too
Jason Van Dyke, the police officer who shot the black teen 16 times and roiled the city of Chicago, has spoken out for the first time. He says he was just doing his job.
When Homeless Kids Can’t See the Doctor, This Group Steps In
Home visits are upping the chances that the most vulnerable kids have a fighting chance at school—and at life.
THE SIEGE OF CHICAGO
I Provided the Soundtrack to the ’68 Dem Convention Riots
The writer was the lead guitarist of MC5, which played for the protesters in Lincoln Park. He once thought that five decades later, we’d be farther along.