"There is a video that could tear Chicago apart. It will go viral if released, and the world will see something ugly and frightening on the Southwest Side. It comes from a police dashboard camera. City Hall worries that political hell may be on the way. Activists are primed. The politics of race and police use of force are at hand. And a court hearing is scheduled for next week on whether it should be released to the public."
"City officials said police, responding to a call of a man slashing tires, followed McDonald carefully and calmly as he wandered. They called for backup and Tasers. Then McDonald walked out onto Pulaski Road. Only one cop opened fire, shooting 16 times in all, and the video is said to show the rounds hitting McDonald in the back, the legs, arms, neck and head, the bullets making the body jump again and again."
". . . Attorney Jeff Neslund, a former prosecutor, helped quickly secure a $5 million settlement from the city for McDonald's family. I figure Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not want the video shaping his mayoral-runoff election campaign."