Donna Brazile’s Mistake in Helping Clinton Cheat Was No Mistake At All

Former interim Democrat National Committee head and CNN contributor Donna Brazile admitted on national television this week that she purposefully used her position at the cable network last year to undermine the Democrat primary debates between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

As reported by ABC News, last October WikiLeaks published emails from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Included in the release was one email that showed Brazile passing along questions to Clinton’s staff in advance of a primary debate.

Brazile has since reportedly claimed what she did was “a mistake I will forever regret,” but judging by what she told host Trevor Noah during an appearance this week on “The Daily Show,” she is another political conspirator.


#Wow #politricks #lies #wikileaks

What If Mexico built the wall first?

Before the inauguration Trump already started to build and distribute a negative stereotypical view of Mexican immigrants and border security. Many Americans that share the new president’s philosophy don’t know the history of US and Mexico, don’t care or are too arrogant to see the wrong they are mentally constructing. What if Mexico had erected a wall to keep European colonist from entering Mexico in the early 1800’s? Actually before they can legally build a wall America may need to reopen an old wounds like the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo originally exposed by a Mexican activist who Marched with Dr. Martin Luther King and had meetings with Malcolm X’s teacher, The Hon. Elijah Muhammad.

Reies Lopez Tijerina
LT: Tijerina & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. RT: Reies Lopez Tijerina, Bobby Seale and members of the the Brown Berets.

Reies Lopez Tijerina, activist, and catalyst for the land grant movement among Mexicans in northern New Mexico. Although born in Texas, Tijerina spent much of his adult life in New Mexico, where he moved after becoming a pastor. There he learned of the plight of the Mexicans whose land the forest service, American industrial interests and the railroads had stolen. It is there where he joined the movement to return the Tierra Amarilla land grant to the residents of the town of San Joaquin de Chama.

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Mexico in 1824

In 1966, frustrated with the government’s lack of a response to his appeals, he led the occupation of the Echo Amphitheater, which was within the pueblo’s land grant, and asserted their right to the land. This incident marked the beginning of Tijerina’s legal troubles, and the state tried for years to send him to jail, finally succeeding in 1970.

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United States President Donald Trump

Released in 1971, his incarceration had already made him a symbol of political repression in the US, and he continued to speak out against the crimes of the government. Tijerina preached a message of unity for Chicanos, while also working with Black Leaders and other activists throughout the United States. He has become one of the most well-known and dedicated leaders of the Chicano Movement.

If Trump continues to push his wall agenda. Mexico and Mexicans could legally take possession of the stolen areas of California, NEW Mexico, Arizona, and Texas to name a few. The wall would need to be erected north of these states and lets not even begin with what was stolen from Hawaiians, and Native Indigenous people including Dakota.

Authentic Piece Of The Berlin Wall.
Authentic Piece Of The Berlin Wall.

Another interesting fact is the Mexican flag and the Palestinian Flag both share the same color scheme. Unfortunately the people share the same story of European colonization, genocide, oppression, illegal land seizure and negative propaganda. – Nation19 Magazine
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The Mystery killings of Darren Seals, Deandre Joshua, and Shawn Gray.

There is an ongoing mystery surrounding the shooting of Mike Brown that is still unraveling. The recent mysterious murder of Darren Seals who was found shot in his burning car is yet another mysterious chapter of Ferguson and Michael Brown. 

Many know we report allot about police vs community and racially motivated incidents in the US. Recently we have been noticing a hidden hand that is manipulating the media by planting stories, distorting facts and funding so-called activist and racial conflicts. We cant prove anything yet but we will soon.

Last year we were in Ferguson documenting the unfortunate one year anniversary of the killing of teenager Michael Brown by police Darren Willson.  While there we had the freedom (rental car) to explore and that is what we did. We went everywhere…our crew even got arrested, shot at, and got sick from the tear gas. During the last hours of this two day crazy trip we dashed to the actual site where Mike Brown was shot. Their was flowers in the street apparently where his lifeless body laid. Next to the flowers were teddy bears and a Contruction cone which were positioned in the center of the street as light traffic passed every few minuets. As we pulled up to a parking lot directly across from the site we were approached by BBC Television and asked to sell our footage of the arrest and protest that had just taken place an hour ago with prominent activist and multi religious clergy. At that protest which was directed at the St Louis Department of Justice, no other media outlet was brave enough at the the time to jump over the police barricade like Nation19 did…so yeah we had the best footage. We denied the offer to sell the footage and proceeded to film the street. While we were changing the batteries to our cameras, two very tall large muscular white men wearing casual attire and matching baseball caps walked up and started taking pictures next to the makeshift memorial in the center of the street. But they were smiling and acting like this was a fun place to take pictures instead of the gloom and sad feeling we felt. It was weird to say the least. They acted like we were not even there. After they took a couple of pictures smiling and laughing they walked away to the same parking lot we were parked with BBC television and they drove away in a federal licensed sedan type car. We stared to walk near the street where the flowers were and an unknown black man in his late 20’s or early 30’s stood and watched us. He didn’t talk right away. He asked us where we were from…then he told us that there is more to this story than what is being played on the news but its a dangerous story to tell. He told us of a couple eyewitnesses to the shooting and friends of Mike Brown who disappeared and/or were murdered and we were shocked. We didn’t know what to make of the information and when we raced to the airport we lost one of the SD cards in the rental car never to be found that had the last few minutes of this trip.

Currently we are traveling in Asia and news has been very difficult to confirm, process, and distribute because we are about 15 hours ahead of the US. But when we finally found out about the death of Darren Seals, a Ferguson activists whom we got a chance to meet, we were saddened. He along with many others are a part of the film #Bars4Justice. So here is what we know. Maybe putting this info out can help unravel more about what is really going on behind the scenes in Ferguson. 


Deandre Joshua
20, was shot once in the head and then set on fire inside his car. He was the only person killed during the fires, looting and riots that shook the city after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in Mr. Brown’s killing. He was a childhood friend of Dorian Johnson, the friend who was walking with Mike Brown at the scene of his killing.
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Shawn Gray
23, was last seen on Thanksgiving and was reported missing by his family on Saturday, police said. Gray was found in the river about 4:15 p.m on December 3rd 2014 Wednesday near the Landsdowne Avenue overpass. The autopsy could not determine Gray’s cause of death, officials said. Gray’s death has been labeled “suspicious,” and homicide detectives were investigating. There is plenty of speculation that Shawn Gray was a witness to the Grand Jury in the Michael Brown case.
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Darren Seals
St. Louis County Police say the remains of Seals’s lifeless body, which had at least one gunshot wound, were found early Tuesday morning September 6, 2016 inside his vehicle in Riverview (6 miles away from Ferguson), which had been set aflame. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. On the night of the grand jury decision, Seals stood with Brown’s mother in front of the Ferguson Police Department building as the news that Wilson would not be charged was announced. His scene had various pieces of debris from the vehicle and what appeared to be shell casings had been left behind by police investigators.
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#APDTA #Nation19 Magazine

#Bars4Justice doc highlighting hiphop activism and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri gets US and Canada distribution on 2 year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death

Hip Hop Association and Third World Newsreel (TWN) have secured US and Canada distribution rights to Directors Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq’s Award winning (#Bars4Justice) documentary short – A Film shot in Ferguson Missouri capturing a glimpse into the new civil rights movement through hiphop with Talib Kweli, Common, Cornell West.

Khaaliq shot the film in Ferguson Missouri during the one year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death. Mike Brown was an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri shot to death by Ferguson officer Darren Williams August 9th 2014. The film documents a benefit concert held in his commemoration orchestrated by Talib Kweli to raise money for Mike Brown’s Family. “We initially thought it would be a good idea just to capture such a great event, not knowing that it would later be produced as a film” said Khaaliq.

Roselly Torres, Director of marketing and distribution for Third World Newsreel said, “I’m so happy we found this film. TWN has been collaborating with Martha Diaz of the Hip Hop Association for many years to distribute social issue Hip-Hop media.” Khaaliq and Ali’s #Bars4Justice is a perfect fit with appearances by Academy Award winning hip hop artist/ actor Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, among many more. Some activists’ appearances include Cornell West, Bree Newsome, Rahiel Tesfamariam, Rev. Renita Lamkin, and Rabbi Susan Talve.

#Bars4Justice is set for release to the educational market in the US and Canada August 9th 2016, the 2nd year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death. Ali and Khaaliq aim to help educate and address injustices caused by a lack of representation in the justice system from the eye of their lens. “Both directors will be available for presentations along with their film, ” said Torres.

The film is financed by Nation19, YoSoy and with the participation of Co-producer Ronald Sims.

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#Bars4Justice WIKI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bars4justice

#Bars4Justice is available to educational Institutions here: http://twn.org/catalog/pages/cpage.aspx?rec=1443&card=price

Awards:
Winner Best Short Documentary at the 23rd Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) 
https://www.paff.org/films/bars4justice

Winner Audience Choice Award (Short Documentary) at the Uptown Short Film Festival

Screenings:
World Premiere October 1st 2015 Phoenix, AZ – 

NAACP Private screening October 5th 2015 

November 24th 2015 – Alloy Studios – Pittsburg, PA

Pan African Film Festival (PAFF)  February 8th, 11th, 13th, 14th 2016 – Rave Cinemas Los Angeles, CA

University of Arizona Tucson February 15th 2016

Arizona State University (ASU) February 26th 2016

Uptown Short Film Festival –  May 15th 2016 – Harlem, NY 

Allied Media Conference – June 18 2016 Detroit, Michigan (Wayne State University)

Mutianyu Art Gallery Bejing China – September 2016

Milwaukee Film Festival September – September 22th – October 6th 2016 

For further information contact or media inquiries:
get@nation19.com
909.380.2138

ROOTS is not the roots of black people (Snoop on Slavery movies)

So the lame people over at History Channel assembled a star studded cast (Forrest Whittaker, Lawrence Fishburn, T.I.) to regurgitate Alex Haley’s fairytale book and TV series Roots. But this time the people are boycotting this socially orchestrated tale of black suffering and white Masa’s sipping mint julep on the front porch. It’s interesting that History Channel has never created anything promoting black excellence before…why now…why this???

Let’s not forget Black Roots or Black History is actually endless and does not start when white folks stole us from Africa. Some of the roots of our past were found in Ethiopia dating back 3.2 Million years by Dr. Donald Johnson. This planet is scattered with the remains of the Nubian Dynasties of upper and lower Egypt, Mali, Timbuktu, Olmec, Pacific Islands, Moors, Asia and the other great and marvelous civilizations developed, engineered by very, very dark skinned people. (Not just African)

No slaves came from Africa. European Slave traders kidnaped farmers, architects, scientist, healers, astronomers, mothers, children, fathers. We were not slaves. Our Roots are the blackness of space and the universe it self…all life comes from darkness.


Here is what Snoop had to say about Roots.

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How to Race Bait…or Race Baiting 101.

Race Baiting 101

It’s called Race Baiting when people who are not Caucasian speak about the atrocities, and social engineering that were done to them by Europeans. This cry of Race Baiting is predominately distributed by whites in America, or the people who are are afraid of messing with the status quo. Instead of acknowledging those wrongs that plague those communities and Nations till today and working to correct the wrongs the oppressors descendants (not all of them) try to suppress this information by engaging in useless word play, soulless patriotism and Semantics.

The disproportionate killings of unarmed black people by police, criminalization of black and brown men, lack of access to fair and equitable education—those aren’t the problem. Nation19 is.

Unlike other media outlets we have NO advertisers or GRANTS dictating our agenda. We are independent. We travel, research, document, distribute the truth from all over the planet.
#APDTA #Nation19 #Truth

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The Oscars are wack and lacks diversity but that’s a good thing. Here is why.

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars), lacks diversity and yes the #Oscarsarewack but that could be a good thing for Film makers, Actors, Actresses, Producers and Directors of Color. Here is why.

People of Color make up 37% of the U.S population, but purchased 46% of movie tickets(Washington Post 12/15/2015) That statistic alone proves that Movies showing diverse cast and crew are big business. This is another wake up call to establish and support institutions that promote and honor black films and the people in front and behind the cameras.

Boycotting the Oscars is not going to change anything, Establishing our own institutions will. Who in the heck is Oscar anyway…lol.

Nation19 is honored to be selected to screen our independently produced film #Bars4Justice at the 24th annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) which runs from February 4th – 15th 2016 in Los Angeles. The Festival was founded by actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover, Ja’Net DuBois (Good Times), and Ayuko Babu.
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Established in 1992 the festival honors filmmakers from all over the world and showcases the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. Last year they even held a workshop / panel with Denzel Washington! The Pan African Film Festival is the longest running event during black history and is the largest film festival in the US.

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Denzel Washing teaches a panel discussion at the 23rd Annual Pan African Film Festival in 2015.

The Oscars are wack! Support and build your own reality. If you are in LA check out the Pan African Film Festival and hang out with us!

#bars4Justice (screenings):
Mon, Feb 8
@1:25PM
Thu, Feb 11@6:15PM (Nation19 will be in attendance)
Sat, Feb 13@10:50PM (Nation19 will be in attendance)
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and Rave Cinemas 15
3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard 90008
323 290.6636
Map to theatre

Oh, here is the trailer to our film its really dope!

A hip hop activist gives more than his talent when he comes face to face with the justice system in Ferguson Missouri. Narrated by Jasiri X with appearances by Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Cornell West, and Bree Newsome.
Written, Directed, Edited, and Produced by Hakeem Khaaliq & Queen Muhammad Ali Cinematography by Hakeem Khaaliq, Co-Produced by Ronald Sims and Steve Powell Narrated by Jasiri X, Re-Recording Mixer Steve Harrison (The Audio Suite) Music by Michael Muhammad, Jorge Méndez, Jahsua, and Jasiri X Filmed on location in St Louis and Ferguson Missouri on August 9 -10th 2015. Trailer edited by Queen Muhammad Ali

 

Did the Christmas Boycott lead to Walmart store closures?

Full list of Walmart store closures across America

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT: NYSE) today announced plans to close 269 stores in the U.S. and globally. 

October 2015, initiated a nationwide boycott of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Christmas Shopping. As part of the 20th year anniversary of the Million Man March (Justice Or Else) the boycott came as a direct response to police killings of unarmed US Black citizens. Hashtags such #redistributethepain, #upwithJesusDownwithsanta, and #christmasiscancelled were shared on Instagram Facebook and Twitter. Nation19 produced a 3 part commercial to also help spread the anti holiday spirit. 

Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said  “Closing stores is never an easy decision, but it is necessary to keep the company strong and positioned for the future…the decision to close stores is difficult and we care about the associates who will be impacted,” McMillon said. “We invested considerable time assessing our stores and clubs and don’t take this lightly. We are supporting those impacted with extra pay and support, and we will take all appropriate steps to ensure they are treated well.”

Store Closings/Openings

As part of today’s action, the company will close 154 locations in the U.S., including the company’s 102 smallest format stores, Walmart Express, which had been in pilot since 2011. 

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Actual facts about Police violence against black people in 2015.

In 2015 the actual facts about the ongoing killings of unarmed black people by police in the US is more than alarming. So many lives lost. We get a ton of mail from people telling us that the police are just doing their job in high crime areas but in the facts below its the data proves otherwise.

Click on the red keys on the interactive map to view more info on a particular city.

  • In 2014, 1 in 3 U.S. police killings happened in the 100 largest cities.
  • Black people were 21% of the population and 40% of people killed by police in these cities.
  • Most unarmed people killed by police in major U.S. cities were black (56%). Fewer than 1 in 5 (19%) were white.
  • An unarmed black person living in these cities was 6x more likely than an unarmed white person to be killed by police. An unarmed black person was almost as likely as an armed white person to be killed by police.
  • The Police Homicide rate for black men in 17 cities is higher than the U.S. homicide rate. Black men in these cities have a higher chance of being killed by police than the average American has of being killed by anyone.
  • Black men in six cities face a higher chance of being killed by police than the average American has of being killed in a car accident.

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Props to our friends at MAPPING POLICE VIOLENCE a research collaborative collecting comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to quantify the impact of police violence in communities. @deray @samswey @nettaaaaaaaa @MsPackyetti

A GRAND JURY ISSUES NO INDICTMENTS IN DEATH OF SANDRA BLAND!

Hempstead Texas prosecutor has announced that a grand jury came to the decision to not issue any indictments in the death of Sandra Bland, the Black Woman who was found dead in her cell after being arrested for not using her signal when switching lanes.

Sandra Bland’s death sparked national outrage after a coroner ruled her death a suicide. Bland’s family and thousands of protesters alleged that Bland was wrongfully arrested and had been a victim of racism.

Remember the cop tried to drag her out of her car for a traffic signal. This is the world we live in. Watch the entire video to remind yourself how she was treated. #noJusticenoPeace #APDTA

Say hello to my little boycott (scarface voice) lol

Don’t loose steam yet! Black Friday is this Friday, and we are well prepared to boycott! However we have a whole entire month ahead of us of mass marketing schemes, family peer pressure, and sad puppy looks lol.

Don’t you hate that kid on your block that reminds you its their birthday every year and is expecting you to give them something?! Well, actually that is who we are turning our children into every year, and on the other hand, that kid is also the big corporations waiting for a handout on their birthday’s (Black Friday, Christmas, etc.) .

So with that being said…what would Scarface or the good fellas do lol? Tie Santa up and throw him in a trunk!! We will leave it up to your imagination what happens next lol Watch, and Share Part 3 of the Boycott Christmas campaign ! We gotcha back! #APDTA

Written, Directed, Edited by Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq
Produced by Steve Muhammad and Nation19 magazine / APDTA
Production Assistant Ronald Muhammad
Sound recording by Ronald Muhammad
(Dolly operator) Steven Muhammad (PHX)
Cinematography by Hakeem Khaaliq
Actors: Matt Knight(DJref), Malakhan Muhammad, Talib Muhammad, Royce Muhammad aka Stickman.

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Chicago Police spent $5 million to hide the murder of black teen Laquan McDonald …here is the video!

A judge has ruled that police must release dashcam video showing the violent death of 17-year-old old Laquan McDonald, shot 16 times by officer Jason Van Dyke last October.

Judge Franklin Valderrama ruled the video must be released on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and denied a motion from the city to appeal the decision, securing the video’s release.

The video reportedly shows McDonald carrying a knife on the southwest side of the city on Oct. 20 last year, walking as far as the width of two car lanes away from police before an officer shoots him 16 times.

Obviously they are releasing the video on the day before Thanksgiving on purpose. To avoid rioting. If the streets explode, it will be hard for even the most skeptical observer to say it is anything but justified: McDonald never posed a serious threat to officers. Despite his erratic actions that included puncturing a squad car’s tire while high on PCP, the teen was clearly walking away as the fatal shots were fired.

That night, a Fraternal Order of Police spokesman told reporters what had happened in the eyes of the officers he represents in the union.

McDonald threatened the officers, said Pat Camden, the FOP rep. The officers were in fear for their lives, this former spokesman for the Chicago Police Department asserted. Jason Van Dyke, the officer identified as the killer by the Chicago Tribune, “discharged his weapon, striking the offender.”

Such is the language of all police shootings—until an autopsy occurs, or an eyewitness comes forward, or video evidence contradicts an officer’s statement.

“The story has 24 hours and it’s basically told by the police union, and the police union’s role is to defend its members,” says Jamie Kalven, a Chicago journalist who runs the Invisible Institute, a police-accountability nonprofit.

In a July interview with The Daily Beast, Kalven stressed the importance of independent autopsies—especially in cases like McDonald’s.

“What you do have with the autopsy, though, is one wholly independent piece of evidence.”

McDonald’s autopsy is a brutal document to read. I breezed through it in a conference room at the Cook County President’s Office in May, along with the 18 other autopsies detailing the deaths of those who died at the hands of the Chicago Police Department last year. Going through them, making sure they were all there, it can be easy to forget that these were once lives and not simply stacks of paper bundled four inches high.


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McDonald’s autopsy tells us the following: One of Van Dyke’s bullets grazed McDonald’s head, causing a groove in his skull one-quarter of an inch deep, one and three-quarters of an inch long.

That’s one.

A 9 millimeter bullet from Van Dyke’s service weapon was recovered from McDonald’s neck.

Two.

A bullet entered McDonald’s left upper chest and came out that same shoulder.

Three.

Another entered the right side of his chest, and a “markedly-deformed, copper-jacketed bullet” was recovered from McDonald’s torso, according to the autopsy report.

Four.

Another bullet lodged in McDonald’s left elbow. Five. One in the right upper arm. Six. One in the left forearm. Seven. Upper right leg. Eight. Left upper back. Nine. Another bullet in the left elbow and one more in the right upper arm. Ten and eleven. Two more in the right arm. Twelve and 13. One in the right hand. Fourteen.

Gunshot wounds in the right lower back and right upper leg round out the report.

Fifteen. Sixteen.

“They were completely locked down on that story,” Kalven said of police and public officials in the immediate aftermath of McDonald’s death.

And for good reason: Officer Jason Van Dyke had fired 16 shots into a 17-year-old boy—prompting the extended silence in the year and 30 days since the killing. If the accounts of those who have viewed the video—including at least one witness who says 13 shots were fired after McDonald was down—the disturbing and shocking footage may cause parts of Chicago to burn with the fires of rage that consumed Ferguson and Baltimore.

“If it is released, I don’t believe there will be any riot as the mayor fears,” said former Chicago police commander and Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) whistleblower Lorenzo Davis. “But I do believe it will prompt another increase in calls for police accountability.”

Since McDonald’s death, activists and some journalists and columnists in Chicago have called for the video to be released. Throughout that time, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and officials both in city government and within the Chicago Police Department have said the footage should remain sealed from public view. As part of a $5 million settlement between the city and the McDonald family, a judge barred attorneys from releasing the video.

Another of the McDonald family attorneys, Jeffrey Neslund, told the Chicago Sun-Times that the jarring footage will prompt chaos—and, possibly, riots.

“I met with [McDonald’s mother] and Laquan’s uncle,” Neslund said in April, “and he was really concerned. He didn’t want to see their neighborhood burned.”

Today’s decision comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by Chicago journalist Brandon Smith, who filed a FOIA request in May in an attempt to force the video’s release.

When Chicago police denied the request, Smith filed suit.

“The city hasn’t submitted evidence that releasing the video would harm any investigation,” Smith told The Daily Beast on Monday. “It has basically ceded that point in our case.”

While that may be Smith’s contention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others have cited an ongoing federal investigation as reason why the footage shouldn’t be released, saying, “There’s an appropriate way to handle when videos become public, and that procedure will be followed.”

From the beginning, Chicago police have sought to conceal information about McDonald’s death—in at least one case by apparently violating not only IPRA procedures but the Constitution when they seized security footage from a nearby restaurant without a warrant.

Eventually, McDonald family attorneys learned that police had wiped 86 minutes of footage from that tape, which doesn’t include the shooting but does show the events that led up to the fatal confrontation.

When a reporter started poking around about the missing footage, a manager at the restaurant said he didn’t realize some of the footage was going to be deleted. When pressed, IPRA released a statement:

“We have no credible evidence at this time that would cause us to believe CPD purged or erased any surveillance video,” the agency told NBC Chicago.

Davis, the former police commander and one of only two black supervisors at IPRA, countered that statement with statements made to him by IPRA employees at the time.

“There was at least a couple of investigators at IPRA who did feel like a portion of [the security footage] was erased,” he told The Daily Beast on Tuesday.

Larry Merritt, spokesman for IPRA, would not comment on the 86 minutes of video that McDonald family attorneys allege was deleted.

“All I can say right now is that the status of the case is that it is still pending,” he said Tuesday.

In addition to the reportedly missing footage, audio from the dashcam footage depicting McDonald’s death is also absent, according to the family’s attorneys. The missing audio has served to cause only more speculation into the Chicago Police Department’s actions following McDonald’s death.

Laquan McDonald was one of 19 men killed by Chicago police in 2014, according to media reports and police data compiled from open records requests filed by The Daily Beast in the past year and a half.

The 17-year-old boy’s death was by far the most egregious use of lethal force by Chicago police, a Daily Beast review found from autopsy reports, investigative findings from the Independent Police Review Authority, and statements from law enforcement regarding all 19 police-involved killings.

The McDonald story begins on Oct. 20 when police were called to an industrial area in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. There, the teen was reported by police to have been behaving erratically. Officers requested back up because they weren’t equipped with the Tasers they should have used to take McDonald down and arrest him.

McDonald was put down without the Tasers, anyway.

Van Dyke and four officers followed McDonald in their squad cars as he wandered, high on the PCP that was later found in an autopsy, waving a four-inch blade. The teen eventually teetered into the street from the side, prompting the need for officers to react, the police union spokesman Camden said. Van Dyke and other officers reportedly ordered McDonald to drop the knife.

When he didn’t comply, Van Dyke and his fellow officers tried to box McDonald in with their squad cars. McDonald responded by puncturing a tire.

What came next depends on who you believe, which is why so many have called for the release of the video that may answer the questions that have persisted since Oct. 20:

Why didn’t police wait for the Tasers to arrive?

Why did they shoot him so many times?

Why did Laquan McDonald have to die?

If the video is released—which remains up in the air because police are likely to appeal the judge’s decision—Chicago and the world may get a disturbing answer to those questions.

Michael Robbins, an attorney for the McDonald family, told the Chicago Tribune in April that the altercation “starts out as an unjustified shooting, and it turns into some kind of sadistic execution.”

A federal investigation into McDonald’s death was announced in April by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, and includes IPRA, the FBI, and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

If a federal indictment is issued—which some in legal and law enforcement circles see as an inevitability—Van Dyke would be the defendant. With none of the other officers on the scene of McDonald’s death firing their weapons, Van Dyke is the lone killer. He is solely responsible for firing 16 bullets into the teen’s body as it reportedly bounced off the pavement, according to some who have viewed the troubling footage.

“I have not seen the video,” said Davis, the veteran cop, IPRA whistleblower, and police-accountability advocate. “But I’ve talked to people who have seen it, and they were horrified by what they saw.