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I am still seething about the sentencing in the #LaquanMcDonald killing, so I cannot imagine how the family feels, but they have my deepest empathy.

The prosecutors sought 20 years for #JasonVanDyke.
He could have gotten life.

It's simply not enough.
Additionally, #JasonVanDyke had been cited in TWENTY previous incidents, two of which ended in lawsuits.

cnn.com/2015/11/25/us/…
#LaquanMcDonald would be turning 21, now.
Every year his family will be memorializing his death, rather than celebrating his life.

#JasonVanDyke is responsible for that.
Shouldn't Van Dyke have at least been sentenced to a year for each of McDonald's 17yrs?
And if the previous complaints against #JasonVanDyke had been taken seriously, instead of dismissed, would ##LaquanMcDonald be alive today?

As a parent, that would haunt me.
Also, #JasonVanDyke, who has already served three months of his sentence, will be eligible for parole in TWO YEARS.

Hundreds of people should turn up to testify for that parole hearing.
81 months is little enough.
#BabyHitler has gotten twice the tweets as #JasonVanDyke's sentence for the killing of a 17 year old black teen who was shot 16x in the back while walking away from him.

Everything I could say about this might sound way too glib and #LaquanMcDonaldd deserves better, but really?
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