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Megan Crepeau
Chicago Tribune reporter covering criminal courts. exec board/bargaining committee. Dog person. mcrepeau@chicagotribune.com
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Chicago White Sox 23h
And this ballgame is... OVAH! Final: 10, Cubs 4
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sam leo stecklow 23h
OH man walking on halsted street: "is this going to be the next halsted or something?"
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Jason Meisner Sep 21
///BREAKING/// Charges to be thrown out against 18 more men whose convictions linked to corrupt ex-Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts.
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Megan Crepeau Sep 21
I want to hear this with a beat behind it. I want to hear this chopped and screwed
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Will the defense request that instruction be given, or are they going for an all-or-nothing strategy? The prosecution can ask for that instruction too. Wonder if either side will blink.
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Megan Crepeau Sep 21
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If I were a betting man, I would say that's related to whether jurors should be told they can convict Van Dyke on second-degree murder charges rather than first-degree.
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Megan Crepeau Sep 21
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Van Dyke's lead lawyer asked if his client's presence would be necessary. Judge Gaughan said yes, because there were certain issues he may need to weigh in on
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Megan Crepeau Sep 21
No court today in the Officer Jason Van Dyke case - testimony resumes Monday. But attorneys are back in the building today for a closed-door meeting about which instructions should be given to the jury
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Rob Szczerba Sep 20
It's incredibly sad to think that teenage girls all over America are reading posts from adults that say teenage boys attempting to rape them is "just how boys are" and "they can't help themselves".
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Chicago Party Aunt Sep 20
Bringing Lincoln Restaurant back my first day in office and they're re-hiring all my sisters.
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Todd Lighty Sep 20
We aren't priests. We did not take a vow of poverty. Why is it okay for company executives to make gobs of money, but, somehow, journalists are not supposed to make a living wage? I have colleagues who babysit and drive for Uber to supplement their paychecks.
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Dawn Rhodes Sep 20
It’s pretty easy to preach “higher calling” nonsense if you’re management with a cushy salary and not struggling to make rent, pay for child care, or pay down student loans. This is not complicated, folks. Show your employees that you value them and their work. Pay them well.
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Megan Crepeau Sep 20
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He denies the motion and court is about to be in recess until Monday. The lawyers are back tomorrow for a closed-door meeting about jury instructions, though.
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Jason Meisner Sep 20
Gaughan denies the motion for directed verdict.
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Megan Crepeau Sep 20
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Now comes defense's argument for a directed verdict - asking Gaughan to say the state hasn't met its burden and toss out the case altogether. These are procedural and very rarely granted.
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Megan Crepeau Sep 20
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The prosecution has rested its case.
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Stacy St. Clair Sep 20
Once we end this break - which to be clear, is *not* a lunch break - the defense will make a motion for a directed verdict, asking the judge to declare Jason Van Dyke not guilty based solely on prosecution's case. It's very rare for a judge to grant it, but not unheard of.
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Megan Crepeau Sep 20
If I recall correctly, prosecutors have two use of force experts on deck - we heard from one today. Perhaps we'll hear from the other in rebuttal, after Van Dyke's team puts on his self-defense argument in more detail.
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