This is what the Chicago Tribune reported when Laquan McDonald was shot a year ago. Police said he slashed one of their tires and lunged at them with a knife. They had to shoot him.


But the video that was reluctantly released a year later, in response to a lawsuit, did not show the boy lunging at police. He was walking away from then when he was shot and fell. The officer then finished him off with a total of 16 shots.


No wonder Mayor Rahm paid the family $5 million. No wonder he did not want to release the video of the shooting.