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'Black Friday' protest of police shooting shuts main Chicago shopping street

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 Cinnamon    14,455

On one of the busiest U.S. retails days, thousands of people took to Chicago's most prestigious downtown shopping district on Friday to protest last year's shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case.

About 2,000 people with signs reading "Stop Police Terror" gathered in a cold drizzle for the march on Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" on the Black Friday shopping day, which closed the major city street of Michigan Avenue to traffic.

Organizers said the rally, led by activist-politician the Rev. Jesse Jackson and several state elected officials, is a show of outrage over the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, and what they see as racial bias in U.S. policing.

Protesters also called for the resignation of the police superintendent and a top prosecutor for what they see as foot-dragging and stonewalling in the case.

The police officer who shot McDonald 16 times, Jason Van Dyke, 37, was charged with first-degree murder hours before a graphic video of the shooting was made public on Tuesday.

"It's unconscionable that the police officer who killed Laquan McDonald was able to sit at a desk for over a year and draw a paycheck," said James Hinton, 49, who joined the march holding a sign that read: "13 months, 16 shots."

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So, it's not enough that murder charges have been filed. Jessie Jackson is always there when something bad is happening, isn't he. When will the black people realize he does nothing but pander to what they want to hear. He makes me sick. "Activist-Politician" code word for lazy piece of shit! 

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 CGK    2,171

I guess these black lives don't matter. Its black on black crime and doesn't fit their agenda.

2 Killed, 7 Wounded In Thanksgiving Weekend Shootings

Two people were killed and at least seven others have been wounded in Thanksgiving weekend shootings across Chicago since Wednesday night.

More: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/11/27/2-killed-7-wounded-in-thanksgiving-weekend-shootings/

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