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Title: Video So Gruesome, Cop Sentenced to 5 Years For Shooting Into Car of Teens, 16 Times
Source: Free Thought Project
URL Source: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ma ... -sentenced-shooting-car-teens/
Published: Nov 20, 2017
Author: Matt Agorist
Post Date: 2017-11-21 05:45:52 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 119
Comments: 22

Chicago, IL — In August, Chicago police officer Marco Proano told a jury that when he fired 16 shots into a car full of unarmed teenagers, that was not threatening him, he was just doing his job. However, the dashcam video was so ‘gruesome’ that a jury did not agree. After only a 4 hour deliberation, Proana became the exception to the rule by actually getting convicted for his crimes.

Proano was found guilty on two felony counts of using excessive force in violating the victims’ civil rights. He was facing a maximum of 10 years in prison on each count but moments ago, he was sentenced to just 5 years. Given Chicago’s irresponsible and incredible ability to utterly fail at holding violent cops accountable, the sentence is surprisingly lengthy and precedent-setting.

During the sentencing, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman rejected Proano’s argument that he was forced to shoot at the car to save a teen’s life.

The judge said that at the time of the shooting, Proano “was not a police officer . . . He was the source of chaos and violence.”

As the Chicago Sun-Times reports, Proano’s sentencing hearing followed a week that saw prosecutors drop several criminal charges in state court in connection with alleged police misconduct — including what is believed to be the first mass exoneration in Cook County history.

Daniel Herbert, Proano’s attorney, told the judge that prosecutors “can consider the message received.”

“Every law enforcement officer on the streets would not dare step into the shoes of Marco Proano,” Herbert wrote earlier this month. “Marco Proano was a decorated police officer who now is branded as a criminal. A search of his name does not reveal heroic arrests or public service awards, rather it is story after story about his indictment, trial and conviction. The unqualified anguish that Proano and his family have endured throughout this ordeal cannot be naysaid. His reputation is gone.”

This sympathetic description of a dangerous cop who nearly killed six kids as a hero should come as no surprise given the fact that Herbert is also representing Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer facing murder charges in state court after fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in his back as he ran away.

The family of McDonald is likely encouraged by this conviction and subsequent sentencing as it could pave the way to hold the man accountable who murdered their son.

Naturally, the Fraternal Order of Police took to expressing their disappointment with the verdict at the time and attempted to paint Proano as a victim of public scrutiny.

“The pressure on the police is making the job extremely difficult,” FOP President Kevin Graham said in the statement. “It seems that the criminal elements in our society are not accountable in our justice system, while the police face an intense scrutiny for every split-second decision they make.”

Given the fact that Proano is the first cop to be convicted in memory, Graham’s claim of scrutiny for Chicago cops is laughable.

As TFTP reported in 2015, the deeply troubling police dash cam video was kept from the public by the city of Chicago which showed Proano fire into a car occupied by six unarmed teenagers. Police did not want the public to see this video, and after you watch it, you will know why.

After the shooting, city lawyers successfully convinced a federal judge to put the video under a protective order, which prevented parties to the lawsuit from releasing it publicly. However, after watching the video, Retired Cook County Judge Andrew Berman was so disturbed by what he saw that he leaked it to The Chicago Reporter. Neither Berman nor the Reporter were subject to the order.

“I’ve seen lots of gruesome, grisly crimes,” said. Berman. “But this is disturbing on a whole different level.”

In March of 2015, the teens won a federal lawsuit against the city and three police officers, using the video as the center of their case.

In the video, Proano shoots into a moving car of six unarmed teenagers. Two of the teenagers were shot – one in the shoulder and the other in the left hip and right heel, according to court documents.

CPD’s policy prohibits officers from firing at moving vehicles that are not a threat. The teens in the car posed zero threat to Proano, who jumped out of his cruiser and immediately unloaded his weapon into multiple unarmed teenagers.

After the shooting police discovered that the car was stolen. However, the teen was found not guilty because prosecutors were unable to prove he knew the car was stolen. Even if they had stolen this vehicle, the actions of Officer Proano would not have been justified.

For nearly two years—because he and his cronies hid the video—Proano was never disciplined and remained an active member of the Chicago Police Department. Thanks to a judge with a conscience, however, all that has changed.

Below is the video you were never supposed to see.

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

I liked the secondary video, the one of the cop in New Mexico, who had a van full of blacks pulled over, the mouthy female driver, her boyfriend gets out attacks the cop, they took off on him. What a bunch of idiots.

Si vis pacem, para bellum

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Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

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Stoner  posted on  2017-11-21   8:54:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

This sympathetic description of a dangerous cop who nearly killed six kids as a hero should come as no surprise given the fact that Herbert is also representing Jason Van Dyke,

True. We should not be surprised when attorneys do their job.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-11-21   9:48:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deckard (#0)

"who jumped out of his cruiser and immediately unloaded his weapon into multiple unarmed teenagers."

What?? He jumped out of his cruiser and immediately pointed his weapon, yelling something to the occupants. He didn't fire until they started driving away.

How do they print this shit when the video itself contradicts them?

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-21   10:26:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#0)

"that when he fired 16 shots into a car full of unarmed teenagers",

More correctly, he fired 16 shots into a stolen car full of possibly armed teenagers.

One of the officers who had initially stopped the stolen Toyota testified in court he heard the sound of metal hitting the pavement and saw what seemed to be a black revolver. He said it was only later they found out it was a BB gun.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-21   10:36:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#0)

Ok,I am normally sympathetic to citizens who get shot who were unarmed,but other than the insane number of shots fired,I don't see much the cops did wrong on this one. Felony stop,the car takes off and heads in the direction of at least one cop with the intention to flee,and possibly run him over if he gets in the way.

And what is this BullBush about the driver of the stolen car not knowing it was stolen? Who the HELL is lame enough to believe THAT crap? If he knew the car wasn't stolen,why was he trying to escape by driving away? Where did he get the car? Did he claim "The Car Fairy" gave it to him for almost spelling his name right on a test paper at school?

The cop that shot 16 times SHOULD be charged with something like "reckless endangerment" because the damn fool put everybody around him at risk. Whatever happened to shooting the driver,or just shooting out the tires? FOCUS,PEOPLE,FOCUS!

BTW,the DRIVER was the only one committing a crime when the cop shot,so he also endangered the passengers in the car. Yeah,they PROBABLY knew the car was stolen,but since when do we shoot at people over "probably"?

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-21   10:46:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Deckard (#0)

This sympathetic description of a dangerous cop who nearly killed six kids

He wounded two.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-21   10:46:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Deckard (#0)

that when he fired 16 shots into a car

Not true. He fired 16 shots, but there were only 9 bullet holes in the car. He needs more range time.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-21   10:48:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Vicomte13 (#2)

This sympathetic description of a dangerous cop who nearly killed six kids as a hero should come as no surprise given the fact that Herbert is also representing Jason Van Dyke,

True. We should not be surprised when attorneys do their job.

Yeah,but lets face reality,here. MOST of the fault for losing this case can be laid at the prosecutor's feet. With all the wrong,wrong,WRONG crap Chicago cops do on a daily basis,THIS was the case he decided to get righteous on?

Gimme a bleeping break.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-21   10:49:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: misterwhite (#4) (Edited)

More correctly, he fired 16 shots into a stolen car full of possibly armed teenagers.

Oh - got it, so it's SOP to shoot into a car full of kids if you think someone may have a weapon? That pretty much means that cops can shoot into any car at any time based on an unreasonable fear.

Good grief man, are you for real?

He (the cop) didn't know at the time that the car was stolen.

During the sentencing, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman rejected Proano’s argument that he was forced to shoot at the car to save a teen’s life.

The judge said that at the time of the shooting, Proano “was not a police officer . . . He was the source of chaos and violence.”

Even the judge found his behaviour reprehensible, and yet - you still give the cop a free pass.

Another Judge had this to say:

However, after watching the video, Retired Cook County Judge Andrew Berman was so disturbed by what he saw that he leaked it to The Chicago Reporter. Neither Berman nor the Reporter were subject to the order.

“I’ve seen lots of gruesome, grisly crimes,” said. Berman. “But this is disturbing on a whole different level.”

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-21   10:50:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: misterwhite (#7)

Not true. He fired 16 shots, but there were only 9 bullet holes in the car. He needs more range time.

What he needs is a little jail time,and to lose his badge. 7 of the bullets he fired went SOMEWHERE. They didn't just disappear into thin air.

The stoopid SOB endangered everyone living in the houses in the line of fire,and should be charged with endangerment,at a minimum.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-21   10:51:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Deckard (#9)

More correctly, he fired 16 shots into a stolen car full of possibly armed teenagers.

They didn't know at the time that the car was stolen.

ROFLMAO! Are you claiming they were just walking down the street,minding their own business,and the car stopped,pointed a gun at them,and demanded they get inside and go for a ride?

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-21   10:53:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: sneakypete (#11)

They didn't know at the time that the car was stolen.

THE COP DIDN'T KNOW....not the kids.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-21   10:58:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Deckard (#0)

The judge said that at the time of the shooting, Proano “was not a police officer . . . He was the source of chaos and violence.”

Speaking figuratively, of course. Proano was a police officer, in uniform, at the time of the shooting.

Proano was the source of chaos and violence violence?? When he "arrived at 95th and LaSalle on Dec. 22, 2013, the driver of a car full of teens had previously fled the police and was stopped. A gun fell out of the car (later determined to be a BB gun) as Proano watched the car violently reverse with one teen hanging out the passenger window."

"Another teen had lunged forward from the back seat, thrown the car into reverse and pushed the gas pedal with his hands because the driver's foot was caught in the door."

Seems to me the teens were the source of chaos and violence.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-21   11:05:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: Deckard (#9)

He (the cop) didn't know at the time that the car was stolen.

I believe the car was initially pulled over because it was reported stolen. So by the time Proano got there to assist, he knew.

According to the article, prosecutors couldn't prove the teens knew the car was stolen. Which, to me, is utter horseshit.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-21   11:13:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: Deckard (#12)

THE COP DIDN'T KNOW....not the kids.

Read the fucking article:

"After the shooting police discovered that the car was stolen. However, the teen was found not guilty because prosecutors were unable to prove he knew the car was stolen."

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-21   11:16:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: misterwhite (#13)

" Seems to me the teens were the source of chaos and violence. "

Agree !

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

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Stoner  posted on  2017-11-21   11:18:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: Deckard (#12)

They didn't know at the time that the car was stolen.

THE COP DIDN'T KNOW....not the kids.

From the news report above:

"After the shooting police discovered that the car was stolen. However, the teen was found not guilty because prosecutors were unable to prove he knew the car was stolen.report: "

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-21   11:21:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#18. To: misterwhite (#14)

" According to the article, prosecutors couldn't prove the teens knew the car was stolen. Which, to me, is utter horseshit. "

Again, I agree. If I had been on the jury, that would have been my thinking. The prosecutor must have been a ghetto ape.

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2017-11-21   11:21:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#19. To: misterwhite (#13)

The judge said that at the time of the shooting, Proano “was not a police officer . . . He was the source of chaos and violence.”

Speaking figuratively, of course. Proano was a police officer, in uniform, at the time of the shooting.

Judges pull this ballerina act because they get paid out of the same funding sources as the cops,and the last thing they want to see is a pay raise and benefit rejection because the city loses a massive lawsuit over police misconduct.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-21   11:24:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#20. To: Stoner (#18)

prosecutors couldn't prove the teens knew the car was stolen.

I would think the destroyed steering column, wires twisted together and hanging out, and no keys would be a dead giveaway.

But hey, maybe all their cars are like that.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-21   11:36:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: misterwhite (#20)

Yeah

Bloody gloves

Faye reznick was To blame

These people are hopeless

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BorisY  posted on  2017-11-21   12:19:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: misterwhite (#20)

" I would think the destroyed steering column, wires twisted together and hanging out, and no keys would be a dead giveaway. "

That would sure do it for me !

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2017-11-21   16:26:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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