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Police Deleted Over an Hour of Video Showing them Shooting Teen 16 Times, 9 Times in the Back

Chicago, Illinois – As more details come to light about the death of 17-year old Laquan McDonald, the more it seems that the Chicago police department is involved in a massive cover-up. On the night of October 20, 2014 McDonald was shot sixteen times by Chicago police officers.

McDonald was gunned down near a Burger King, where police responded to a call about a suspicious man with a knife, or so they say. Very few details are actually known about the events that transpired leading up to the young man’s death. However, police claim that the young boy posed a serious threat to their lives, so they had no choice but to draw their weapons and shoot him over a dozen times.

According to the Medical Examiners report, nine of sixteen the shots hit McDonald in the back.


Police had stalked the young man through the parking lot of the Burger King, claiming that they were looking for a suspect, but instead they approached McDonald and ended up shooting him.

While details are unclear as a result of the cover-up, it is likely that the young man was not entirely cooperative with officers because he was innocent and just minding his own business and did not want to be bothered. These natural and understandable objections to being stopped and hassled by police can many times escalate into a murder.

Not only do the police refuse to release the dash camera footage from their patrol car, but they have also confiscated and deleted over an hour of security camera footage that was taken by the Burger King.

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Jay Darshane, the District Manager for Burger King said that after the murder, a number of police officers entered the store and demanded the passwords to his security system and access to the security footage. Three hours later the police left, but the crucial video evidence was missing.

“We had no idea they were going to sit there and delete files. I mean we were just trying to help the police officers,” Darshane said.

According to NBC news, the 86-minutes of missing video runs from 9:13 p.m. to 10:39 p.m., which would include the time of the shooting which occurred at 9:50 p.m.

“One witness, this witness told us this was an execution. That’s his word,” attorney Jeff Neslund told NBC News.

John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.

  • That because there cowards and Nazi scum

  • Karma has no esape.

  • A man named McDonald murdered by the police in a Burger King?! If this isn’t evidence that corrupt corporations are ruling our government than I don’t know what is.

    • Dude someone died, that’s a pretty distasteful joke.

  • If the Burger King employees had known the police were going to delete evidence and obstruct justice, and then refused access to the video, they would’ve been arrested for “obstructing justice”.

  • Those cops should automatically be found guilty. Deleting evidence is a sure sign they where in the wrong n didn’t want anyone to see. This is ashame for the victim and countless victims of police brutality both for black and white but also for the cops that actually do give a dam

  • thay cot them self laffing at the seen that y so much tape missing

  • somebody damn well better do something about these cops

  • Write a law called auto-guilt and make it cover shit like this

    • That’s a great idea, unfortunately the existing laws have done quite a poor job of protecting anyone other than the cops who do things like this.

    • The disgusting part is. If any one of us killed a cop in this fashion and then deleted the video evidence we would be under the jail

  • Dang that’s crooked!

  • thought they were helping the police… and they did! They helped the police cover up their actions!

  • unreal !

  • ACAB

  • The police are evil serial killers. They have families that ecourrages’s them to continue doing evil to us and our families. Everything the pigs do to us they do to our families. We should do evil to their pig families.!

  • You think that’s bad? here in the UK Tony Blair took us to an illegal war and killed 1000’s

  • Chicago is definitely not a city to visit. You don’t have to be afraid of the gangs except the ones in blue with CPD on their uniforms.

  • Just commenting so this shows up in the ticker 🙂

  • Somebody do society a favor and kill the cops involved. That’s the one kind of justice they can’t avoid.

  • It’s clear police cannot be trusted with their authority. The Courts, the media, our memories are full of their abuse of power. DA’s, the legal community and others continue to support open anarchy to US citizens INNOCENT OR NOT. This is a disturbing turn for the worse where the police seem to embody an “us against them” attitude.

  • That means they’re guilty. Only reason they would have done that.

  • This footage shows or showed a murder. Simple as that.

  • so very sad..

  • When do we get to do the same to Cops?

  • #DISGUSTING The sooner these bastards are jailed, the better!

  • Murderers.

  • tom

    How can police justify shooting an unarmed teenager SIXTEEN TIMES, NINE in the back? If he was a “threat” then why didn’t they retreat a little to reassess their options? Wouldn’t this strategy be worth it if it helped save a life? I suppose the police had other things to get to after they murdered this young man! How about a drug dart to incapacitate him? The USA has put someone on the moon but can’t come up with a weapon for police departments to use to NON-LETHALLY shoot suspects? Unbelievable! It really shows the priorities of this fascist nation, doesn’t it? If someone shot my kid like this without any real ‘justification ” I just might consider looking for someone to exact revenge on these monstrous killers that Chicago calls police! But I know I don’t really have to because God will deal with them in due time, believe me!