Violence

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 4:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured on a shocking dashcam video. Jason Van Dyke was in court to be sentenced...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of McDonald's death proved that police officers staged a cover-up in the fatal shooting of McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted in Oct. 2018 of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he's sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 18, 2019 - 3:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured on a shocking dashcam video. Jason Van Dyke was in court to be sentenced...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of McDonald's death proved that police officers staged a cover-up in the fatal shooting of McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted in Oct. 2018 of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he's sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 18, 2019 - 1:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used racial slurs and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured on a shocking dashcam video. Jason Van Dyke was in court to be sentenced...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of McDonald's death proved that police officers staged a cover-up in the fatal shooting of McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted in Oct. 2018 of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he's sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 18, 2019 - 1:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald in 2014 appeared in court for sentencing Friday, a day after a judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of the black teen's death proved that Chicago police tried to stage a cover-up. Jason Van Dyke was convicted in October...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of McDonald's death proved that police officers staged a cover-up in the fatal shooting of McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted in Oct. 2018 of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he's sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 18, 2019 - 12:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of McDonald's death proved that police officers staged a cover-up in the fatal shooting of McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted in Oct. 2018 of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he's sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 18, 2019 - 11:22 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of McDonald's death proved that police officers staged a cover-up in the fatal shooting of McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted in Oct. 2018 of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he's sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason...
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Family members of victims of a bombing cry outside the entrance to the General Santander police academy where the bombing took place in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/John Wilson Vizcaino)
January 18, 2019 - 7:00 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has rattled residents and raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel group...
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Family members of victims of a bombing cry outside the entrance to the General Santander police academy where the bombing took place in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/John Wilson Vizcaino)
January 18, 2019 - 6:21 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities were scrambling to identify who was behind a brazen car bombing at a police academy in Bogota that has rattled residents and raised tough questions about lingering security threats in the wake of a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel group...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, listens during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of McDonald's death proved that police officers staged a cover-up in the fatal shooting of McDonald. Van Dyke was convicted in Oct. 2018 of second-degree murder and aggravated battery, and will likely go to prison for at least several years, if not decades, when he's sentenced Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 18, 2019 - 6:09 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason...
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