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#16shots [Sixteen (16) Shots: Laquan McDonald, Chicago, Illinois]

Police State: How America's Cops Get Away With Murder (Gerry Spence)
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Attorney Gerry Spence,

in his book

“Police State:

How America’s Cops Get Away With Murder,”

on pg. 3,

mentions the

Supreme Court of the United States (@SCOTUS #SCOTUS),

Plumhoff v. Rickard,

134 S. Ct. 1156 (2014),

October Term, 2013,

Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit,

No. 12-1117,

Argued March 4, 2014,

Decided May 27, 2014,

Donald Rickard was driving a car with only one headlight, and sped away instead of exiting the car as demanded by the officer, police chased the car for more than five minutes at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour, Rickard was stopped, after which the police fired fifteen shots into the car, killing both the driver and his innocent passenger

The court held that such conduct by the police did not violate the Fourth Amendment rights of the dead and that police were protected by what the law calls “qualified immunity”

Based on this case, maybe the police officer’s lawyer in Laquan McDonald’s case will base his defense on what the police officers in the above case did

A police officer’s attempt to stop Laquan McDonald who allegedly had a knife, that threatens the lives of innocent bystanders does not violate the Fourth Amendment, even when it placed Laquan McDonald at risk of serious injury or death, as his having a knife posed a grave public safety risk, who if he were allowed to walk
away still in possession of the knife; which would again pose a threat to others, thus the police officer did not fire more shots than necessary to end the public safety risk, It makes sense that, if officers are justified in firing at a suspect in order to end a severe threat to public safety, they need not stop shooting until the threat has ended

The difference between the two cases is that fifteen (15) shots were fired at the car Donald Rickard was driving, and sixteen shots were fired at Laquan McDonald

And then, there’s always the Cincinnati, Ohio, case where Russell and Williams were killed November 29, 2012, after they led 62 police vehicles on a chase in a Malibu which backfired, and after stopped, police officers opened fire, shooting at least 137 rounds into the vehicle
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Burger King manager says cops deleted video in Laquan McDonald shooting
New York Post
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http://nypost.com/2015/11/28/burger-king-manager-says-cops-deleted-footage-of-laquan-mcdonald-shooting/
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Laquan McDonald’s killing: Black leaders seek fed probe – CNN.com
CNN › chicago-protests-laquan-mcdonald
Mobile-friendly (CNN) Protesters marched on Chicago’s luxury corridor during a major shopping holiday Friday and
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/27/us/chicago-protests-laquan-mcdonald/
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Laquan McDonald: Chicago releases new videos from
CNN › 2015/11/26 › laquan-mcdonald-c
Mobile-friendly (CNN) Newly-released videos from four police cars at the scene of Laquan McDonald’s shooting are
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/26/us/laquan-mcdonald-chicago-shooting-main/
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Missing Minutes From Security Video Raises Questions | NBC
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May 27, 2015
Published at 10:16 PM CST on May 26, 2015. Complete Coverage of the Laquan McDonald Case
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http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/laquan-mcdonald-investigation-305105631.html
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Laquan McDonald and The Corrupt System That Killed Him – The
The Atlantic › politics › archive › 2015/11
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The Corrupt System That Killed Laquan McDonald
A Chicago cop now faces murder charges—but
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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/protesting-the-corrupt-system-that-killed-laquan-mcdonald/417723/
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A moment-by-moment account of what the Laquan McDonald video
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Laquan McDonald walks down the middle of Pulaski Road toward the flashing blue lights of the police
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-cop-shooting-video-release-laquan-mcdonald-20151124-story.html
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Laquan McDonald video reveals false police account – The Guardian
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Four hundred days after 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer
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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/25/laquan-mcdonald-video-chicago-police-shooting-questions-remain
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Laquan McDonald shooting: Burger King manager says he has
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Days after video emerged of the shooting dead of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014,protesters
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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/28/laquan-mcdonald-shooting-burger-king-manager-surveillance-video
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Burger King manager told grand jury about missing Laquan
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Burger King manager told grand jury about missing Laquan McDonald video
Posted 9:24 PM
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http://wgntv.com/2015/11/27/burger-king-manager-told-grand-jury-about-missing-laquan-mcdonald-video/
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12-1117 Plumhoff v. Rickard (05/27/2014) – Supreme Court
http://www.supremecourt.gov › opinions
27 may 2014
Syllabus
PLUMHOFF ET AL. v. RICKARD, A
Donald Rickard led police officers on a high-speed car chase that came
out into a parking lot and collided with Plumhoff ‘s cruiser
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http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1117_1bn5.pdf
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Plumhoff v. Rickard : SCOTUSblog
http://www.scotusblog.com › case-files › cases
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Jan 6 2014
Brief amici curiae of National Conference of State Legislatures, et al.
filed
(Distributed)
Jan 7 2014
Record
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http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/plumhoff-v-rickard/
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PLUMHOFF v. RICKARD | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
http://www.law.cornell.edu › supremecourt › text
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27 may 2014
PLUMHOFF et al. v.
Respondent, Rickard’s minor daughter, filed a 42 U. S. C.
[May 27, 2014]
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https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-1117
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PLUMHOFF v. RICKARD | Leagle.com
http://www.leagle.com › In SCO 20140221D87
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21 feb. 2014
Officer Vance PLUMHOFF, et al., petitioners, v. Whitne
134 S.Ct. 1156 (2014)
188 L. Ed. 2d 144
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http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20SCO%2020140221D87/PLUMHOFF%20v.%20RICKARD
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Cleveland officer acquitted in killing of unarmed pair amid barrage of
Washington Post › 2015/05/23
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May 23, 2015
Russell and Williams were killed Nov. 29, 2012, after they led 62 police vehicles on a chase across
opened fire, shooting at least 137 rounds into the vehicle
later, the Malibu backfired as it drove past police headquarters
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/cleveland-police-officer-found-not-guilty-in-fatal-shooting-of-two-people/2015/05/23/280844f0-f028-11e4-a55f-38924fca94f9_story.html
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Cleveland Officer Michael Brelo Found Not Guilty in Car Hood
NBC News › news › crime-courts › cleve
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May 23, 2015
A Cleveland officer has been found not guilty in the killing of two
Michael Brelo Found Not Guilty in Car Hood Shooting
Malibu backfired while driving past police headquarters
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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/cleveland-officer-michael-brelo-found-not-guilty-car-hood-shooting-n363696
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Cleveland officer not guilty in unarmed pair’s killing – CNN.com
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May 23, 2015
A white Cleveland police officer who stood on a car and shot the vehicle’s two unarmed black
prosecutors said, was a chase that began when a car driven by Russell backfired — a
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/23/us/cleveland-police-verdict/
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Cleveland officer not guilty over deaths of two people shot at 137
The Guardian › US News › US policing
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May 23, 2015
A Cleveland police officer who stood on the hood of a car and
by other officers before his shots from the hood of the vehicle
Cleveland police shooting verdict
the bullets fired from his gun were the ones that killed them
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http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/23/cleveland-officer-not-guilty-shot-137-times-police
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Police Shoot 137 Times Into Car After Chase, Killing Unarmed
The Daily Beast › articles › 2012/12/06
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Dec 6, 2012
But the latest shooting, in Cleveland, has many asking if it will
a defective muffler that could have caused it to backfire.)
of a male senior officer can be heard saying, “No cars have
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/06/police-shoot-137-times-into-car-after-chase-killing-unarmed-couple.html
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137 Shots, No Convictions: Cleveland Cop Acquitted in Killing
Democracy Now! › stories
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May 26, 2015
Williams, the unarmed pair killed in their vehicle by Cleveland police
which began when officers mistook a backfiring car for gunshots
I mean, 137 rounds were shot at the car
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http://m.democracynow.org/stories/15241
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Michael Brelo feared for his life when he shot 15 times killing
Daily Mail › uk › news › article-3027885
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Apr 6, 2015
More than 100 Cleveland police officers in five dozen cars were involved in the chase at some point
Russell then sped past Cleveland police headquarters, where his car backfired
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3027885/Cop-feared-life-stood-hood-car-fired-15-shots-windshield-gunfight-killed-unarmed-couple-trial-hears.html
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137 Shots by 13 Cops Plus Two Dead Unarmed Civilians Equals
thefreethoughtproject.com › 137-shots-1
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Nov 19, 2014
police state, police brutality, Michael Brelo, $3 million dollar
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2014- 11-18 at 11.39.13 PM
on November 29, 2012, when Russell’s car backfired
137 rounds into the vehicle in an elementary school parking lot
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http://thefreethoughtproject.com/137-shots-13-cops-dead-unarmed-civilians-equals-taxpayers-hook-3-million/
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Cleveland Cop can’t ‘recall’ Shooting Suspects | Al Jazeera America
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Apr 5, 2015
past Cleveland police headquarters, where his car backfired
In November, Cleveland police shot dead a 12-year-old
of the way of this car so it doesn’t run me over and kill me,”
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http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/5/indicted-cleveland-cop-doesnt-recall-shooting-suspects-from-hood-of-car.html
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Officer who stood on hood of car and shot, killed unarmed occupants
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May 23, 2015
Officer who stood on hood of car and shot, killed unarmed
the stopped car and firing 15 shots into the vehicle after he
a chase that began when a car driven by Russell backfired
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http://myfox8.com/2015/05/23/officer-who-stood-on-hood-of-car-and-shot-killed-unarmed-occupants-found-not-guilty/
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