After the jury reached it's verdict today, the headlines read:

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was also found guilty of 16 counts of aggravated battery.

What is Second Degree Murder as opposed to First Degree Murder?


Video of Jury Verdict:

The Reaction to the Verdict:

Here's what happened to Laquan McDonald: (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

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