Van Dyke given nearly 7 years for McDonald death

Van Dyke given nearly 7 years for McDonald death

White former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years (81 months) in prison for shooting black teen Laquan McDonald to death in 2014. Van Dyke would have to serve at least two years before he was eligible for parole.

TheFourth Percent
TheFourth Percent 1 year

yup, he did deserve prison, arguably more than he got, I see no evidence towards racial bias but this was murder.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

To be completely fair to the officer, the kid had a knife. No excuse for more than three rounds.

FoodNotBombs 1 year

7 years what a joke

CakeSorcerer 1 year

Why does the race of the victim or perpetrator matter?

M.Twain 1 year

He will be meeting a whole bunch of new friends.

Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

He'll get the royal treatment in prison lol

Tareq Al-Kabsh
Tareq Al-Kabsh 1 year

People have gotten longer sentences for pot possession. What a joke. African American's blood is so cheap!

Jake Middleton
Jake Middleton 1 year

Can’t believe he got 7 years for taking out the trash.

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