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Chicago cop charged with 1st degree murder for shooting black teen 16 TIMES











Protesters took to the streets of Chicago late Tuesday after police released a graphic dash-cam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
McDonald was killed in October 2014. The city's mayor has called for peace.
    "I believe this is a moment that can build bridges of understanding rather than become a barrier of misunderstanding. I understand that the people will be upset and will want to protest when they see this video," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. "We as a city must rise to this moment."
    Chicago has been preparing for protests in advance of the video's release, which was ordered by a judge to happen no later than Wednesday.
    McDonald was a black teenager. The officer who shot him, Jason Van Dyke, is white.
    He was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in McDonald's death and is being held without bond.
    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy acknowledged that residents "have a right to be angry."
    Soon after the video's release, a group of protesters began marching, chanting "16 shots" and "We got to fight back!" McDonald died after being shot 16 times.

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