MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 May 2019 07:01:19 +0000 Van Dyke given nearly 7 years for McDonald death http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/35d3005eb36749da8c32465a55221788 The white Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison. The sentencing brought to an end to a historic centred on a shocking dashcam video . (Jan. 18) 35d3005eb36749da8c32465a55221788 Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:46:41 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST:    ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++ POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYChicago - 18 January 20191. SOUNDBITE (English) Judge Vincent Gaughan: ++SHOT SHOWING MID OF VAN DYKE++"This is a tragedy for both sides. So this is not easy and I don't expect it to be easy. My findings are an appropriate sentence would be 81 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections, two years mandatory for supervised release."++ CAPTION GRAPHIC OVER VIDEO ++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jason Van Dyke, former police officer:"This is the first time I air my thoughts and ideas (unintelligible). I prayed daily for the soul of Laquan McDonald. It was due to my actions (unintelligeble) suffered the loss of the family." ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYChicago - 18 January 20193 SOUNDBITE (English) Rev Martin Hunter, Laquan McDonald's Uncle:"If they had sentenced him to one minute, it is a victory. It is a victory because what has happened in this courtroom today has never happened in the history of this county. And it sets a precedent and it sends a strong message to unjust police officers. That now you can and will go to jail if you're caught lying if you're caught breaking the law." STORYLINE: The white Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison. The sentencing brought to an end to a historic case that centred on a shocking dashcam video and fuelled the national debate over race and law enforcement.  Jason Van Dyke was convicted last year of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery - one for each bullet he fired.  Moments before learning the sentence, Van Dyke acknowledged the black teenager's death, telling the judge that "as a God-fearing man and father, I will have to live with this the rest of my life."  Earlier, several black motorists testified that he used a racial slur and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 shooting.  The issue of race has loomed over the case for more than four years, although it was rarely raised at trial. At the sentencing, McDonald's uncle read a letter written from the slain teen's perspective, telling the court that Van Dyke killed him without provocation.  In asking for a long sentence, Marvin Hunter added: "Why should this person who ended my life forever ... who has never asked for forgiveness ... be free when I am dead for forever?" Footage released 13 months after the shooting showed Van Dyke opening fire within seconds of getting out of his police SUV and continuing to shoot the teen while he was lying on the street. =========================================================== Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The white Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison. The sentencing brought to an end to a historic centred on a shocking dashcam video . (Jan. 18) Van Dyke given nearly 7 years for McDonald death