Has Anita Alvarez set Jason Van Dyke up for acquittal?

Has Anita Alvarez set Jason Van Dyke up for acquittal?

note: this was taken from an attorney’s blog, but I think it is a good discussion of the different types of murder charges available re ‪#‎LaquanMcDonald‬


‘First Degree Murder vs. Second Degree Murder in Illinois

First degree murder is the most serious criminal charge and does not allow consideration of “good time” so if you are convicted you will serve every day of the mandatory minimum plus any additional years that are part of your sentence. The criminal offense of first degree murder is differentiated from second degree murder below.

First Degree Murder

1. The unjustified killing of another individual where the act that caused the victim’s death meets any of these standards:

a. The perpetrator has the actual intent to cause a death or cause great bodily harm or knows that the act will inflict such harm or death; or

b. The perpetrator knows his or her actions will result in a high probability of great bodily harm or death; or

c. The death occurs during the commission of a felony (other than second degree murder) (Felony Murder).

Second Degree Murder

While the penalties for second degree murder are not as severe as first degree murder, the offense still results in life-changing consequences. Second degree murder is a Class 1 Felony that carries exposure to a prison term of 4 to 20 years. However, probation is available for up to four years.

2. Second degree murder is defined under Illinois law as committing an act that would constitute first degree murder but is mitigated by any of the factors below:

a. The act was committed when the accused was in a state of sudden and intense passion caused by serious provocation from the victim or someone the accused attempts to kill when inadvertently killing an innocent bystander; or

b. When attempting to act in self-defense to prevent imminent use of unlawful force likely to cause great bodily harm or death or a forcible felony, but the belief that the use of force was necessary is not objectively reasonable (sometimes referred to as “imperfect self-defense”).’

with just the information made available to the public. A conviction of Jason Van Dyke is more likely on a charge of 2nd degree murder. jASON VAN DYKE MUG SHOTSA Anita Alvarez’s choice to charge him with 1st degree murder is an attempt to avoid conviction.

After the poor charging and forced acquittal of Dante Servin dante servinfor the murder of ‪#‎ReikaBoyd‬  reika boydyou can appreciate my suspicion of SA Anita Alvarez.anita alvarez

 I have no reason to believe she won’t do the same thing again.

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so bear with me.


Remember the enslaved woman, Eliza, whose children were sold away from her.
She had suffered rape by her slaver to secure her and her son’s position and bore the rapist’s daughter.

She loved her children and when they were sold way from her, she was inconsolable.

Solomon Northrup watched her weep endlessly, as did their slavers, master and mistress Ford.12yas

Mistress Ford had dismissed Eliza’s grief. telling her she would get over it.

and had her sold when she did not.
insert ANALOGY here*

* Rahm Emanuel​ and Anita Alvarez andrahm garry anita Garry McCartney covered up the execution of #LaquanMcDonald by Jason Van Dyke for over a year.

Once caught an forced to come clean – thye asked for PEACE

they refused to meet with activists and barred the reporter who forced the story into the open from the press conference.

They asked for Peace

then fraudulently arrested #MalcomLondon and others during a non violent protest of the illegal murder of Laquan McDonald.

because we dont get to grieve
we dont get to mourn
we are just supposed to bet over it because you think you own us and you asked for peace.black lives matter _sky

Dear CPS

Dear Chicago Public Schools,

Below is a link to the Frontline broadcast of a class divided. I offer it to you as an example of how to improve the school system.
As a Black parent of Black (former) CPS students (1999-2013), I have had to interact with racists, sexists, bigoted teachers and administrators. Layer upon layer of disregard and coverup of unprofessional and racists behavior and discriminatory application of of doctrine and policy.

A series of seminars along the line of this would expose and potentially eliminate so many of the gross and racists assumptions that impede communication and negatively impact student development.

Add to this the abject failure of CPS to develop curricula that addresses anything but the european american mythology reflects and evidences disregard and indifference to the needs of non-european american students and their families.