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The video that might rip Chicago apart — and why you need to see it

The video that might rip Chicago apart — and why you need to see it

There is a video that could tear Chicago apart.

It will go viral if released, and the world will see something ugly and frightening on the Southwest Side.

It comes from a police dashboard camera. City Hall worries that political hell may be on the way. Activists are primed. The politics of race and police use of force are at hand.

And a court hearing is scheduled for next week on whether it should be released to the public.

All this is going on just below the surface. All the players know what's at stake, so I thought you should know about it, too.

The video, without sound, is said to show Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old African-American reportedly with PCP in...

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