Officer Van Dyke needs protection because like every murderer, he sees revenge as a possibility.
The attorney for a white Chicago police officer, who is charged with first-degree murder in the October 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager, has filed a motion requesting Sheriff’s deputies to guard his client at courthouse, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Attorney Daniel Herbert, who represents the indicted Officer Jason Van Dyke, submitted the request in a court filing made public on Wednesday.
Herbert’s previous attempt to have a judge waive routine court appearances for the cop, who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, was objected by the prosecution, arguing that to do so would send a signal of preferential treatment.
Judge Vincent Gaughan, who is presiding over the case, is expected to make a ruling on the issue on Thursday, when Van Dyke is scheduled to return to the Southwest Side courthouse.
When officers roam around harassing black people and shooting them with their guns, they feel invincible because they think they “are the law.”
Now, Officer Van Dyke, who used to terrify black people with his badge and firearm, knows exactly what it feels like to be afraid for your life.
Unlike thousands of innocent African-Americans, who are worried that they might become victims of racial bias and police brutality, Van Dyke should be scared because he is a murderer!
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