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Jesus Christ.

Throw 'em all right into general population where they belong. So sick of shit like this.
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(09-11-2018, 01:04 PM)sally Wrote: None of it makes sense.  And how did she not see the bright red door mat,  if her story is true then she must have been completely intoxicated.

Officer Amber Guyger's actions made less sense with each tweaking of the story.

The police leaking negative information on victim Botham Jean at the same time they released video of her crying was transparent and ineffective.  

The worst dirt they could dig up on the devout professional was that he smoked pot sometimes -- not exactly scandalous shit worthy of a death sentence, but they tried.

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Anyway, Guyger, who was on paid administrative leave pending internal investigation and her manslaughter trial, was fired today.  Good.

Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said in a statement the department had dismissed Office Amber Guyger after nearly five years on the job for her actions on the night of the shooting on earlier in September, and for engaging in “adverse conduct” when she was arrested for manslaughter. Police did not elaborate on what it saw as adverse conduct. The 'adverse conduct' wasn't specified.   Full piece:

Botham's family and their attorney are strong; they refused to let officials depict Guyger as some damsel in distress while painting Botham as the bad guy who must have deserved to be shot while reading and eating cereal in his own home.
(09-18-2018, 12:46 PM)HairOfTheDog Wrote: Van Dyke's trial for murder began yesterday in Chicago.  He faces two first-degree murder counts.

They found him guilty, HotD! Guilty!   Love025
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Thanks Duchess! That’s good news. I tried to reply yesterday, but there’s very poor internet access here.

Officer Van Dyke had no reasonable cause to fear for his life when he shot LaQuan the first time, much less 15 more times.

I read the jury convicted him on 16 counts of second degree murder and he’ll likely be sentenced to at least six years behind bars.
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Jurors told reporters that most of them thought former officer  Van Dyke was guilty when they entered deliberations but were initially split over whether to convict him of first- or second-degree murder.

In the end, after deliberating for about 7½ hours, they settled on second-degree murder, finding that Van Dyke was frightened when he unloaded his gun into Laquan McDonald, but that his fear was unreasonable.

Judge Gaughan ordered Van Dyke’s bail revoked at the request of special prosecutor Joseph McMahon, who noted that the officer faced a minimum of six years in prison.

“He now stands before this court a convicted felon,” said McMahon, the Kane County state’s attorney who was appointed to handle the prosecution because of Cook County prosecutors’ conflicts of interest.

Gaughan could set a sentencing date for Van Dyke when he returns to court Oct. 31.

Van Dyke's attorneys plan to appeal the conviction.