Jamie Kalven, an independent journalist in Chicago, brought to light the case of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a police officer as he walked down a street holding a folding knife. Kalven questioned the official police account of the shooting and revealed the existence of a police dashboard-camera video that documented the episode. Chicago officials were forced to release the video, which showed McDonald, 17, being shot again and again one night in . . .
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