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The Week in Review: Van Dyke Defense Shows Animated Video of Shooting

Defense attorneys for Jason Van Dyke call witnesses to the stand and show jurors an animated video depicting the police officer fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, drawing criticism from some activists.

Amid the explosive Senate testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual misconduct, a panel led by three Illinois politicians – state Sen. Melinda Bush, state Rep. Carol Ammons and Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza – released a report recommending how political campaigns can prevent sexual harassment.

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich writes a Chicago Tribune op-ed apologizing for saying the Catholic Church had a “bigger agenda” than addressing abuse and corruption allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

In sports, the Cubs make history by clinching their fourth consecutive playoff appearance, but the team’s success is clouded by physical and emotional abuse allegations against shortstop Addison Russell, who’s been suspended by the league for the rest of the regular season and may not play during the playoffs as well.


Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 Chicago | @MaryAnnAhernNBC
David Bernstein, Chicago Magazine 
Kimberley Egonmwan, WVON | @BlkFolkStayWoke 
Lester Munson, freelance journalist

The conversation continues in our web-extra video. This week, Arruza and guests discuss the testimonies of Kavanaugh and Ford while predicting whether the federal judge will be confirmed to the Supreme Court by the Senate in the next few days.

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