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To: United States Department of Justice



Petition Text

To investigate, charge and prosecute Mayor Rahm Enmanuel and those involved in covering up the murder of Laquan McDonald.

Why is this important?

On Tuesday November 25, 2015 the video tape recording of the murder of 17 year old Laquan McDonald was released to the public. It is clear from viewing the police video that the police lied about Laquan McDonald's murder. Yet Prosecuting Attorney Anita Alvarez, the Independent Police Review Authority and Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department set on this video for 13 months knowing that a murder had been committed. They violated the law. The Department of Justice the DOJ needs to step up and hold all those who covered up the murder of Laquan McDonald accountable. :Laquan McDonald's murder was a clear violation of his federally protected constitutional rights as a citizen. We demand that the DOJ take action.

Reasons for signing

  • I too am african american and do not feel exempt from police misconduct in this 21st century and have children and grandchidren tha deserves their quality of life this too is not a Chicago issue it's worldwide and needs investigation Now!!!
  • I awoke at 1:30 am last night and couldn't fall back asleep because I am so enraged about this injustice. I can't sleep knowing that my city is not safe.


2015-11-30 17:32:44 -0500

100 signatures reached

2015-11-30 15:39:16 -0500

50 signatures reached

2015-11-30 14:23:48 -0500

25 signatures reached

2015-11-29 10:54:31 -0500

10 signatures reached