Family, activists react to Laquan McDonald shooting, officer charges

CHICAGO -- Laquan McDonald's family didn't want the shooting video to go public. And now they are pleading to the masses to exercise restraint when they see it.

Reverend Jesse Jackson stood at the spot where Laquan McDonald was gunned down Tuesday. Jackson said States Attorney Anita Alvarez should be voted out, CPD chief Garry McCarthy fired for what he calls part of a bigger problem of local law enforcement.

McDonald was a ward of the state .Twice, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services removed him from his mother’s care -- once when he was 2 years old and again when he was 5 — because of abuse allegations leveled at the mother’s boyfriend.

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