Criticize the Hiring of Officer Charged with Murder of Black Teen

Target: Dean Angelo, President of the Fraternal Order of Police

Goal: Criticize police union for giving a janitorial position to officer charged with the murder of a black teen.

The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago has hired Jason Van Dyke, an officer currently facing charges of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a black teenager. Van Dyke, recently hired as a janitor while suspended from the police force, is accused of shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing him.

The fatal shooting was caught on the dashcam of a squad car, prompting an investigation into the death and a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department as reported in a ForceChange petition.

The union claims that it hired this alleged criminal because he is in a bad financial situation and has received lots of negative publicity that has prevented him from getting other jobs. Unfortunately, Laquan McDonald’s family has paid the ultimate price for Van Dyke’s alleged actions, losing their loved one.

The police union should be ashamed to even be associated with an officer who is charged with the first-degree murder of a child. Let the police union know it’s unjust to hire this man and give him opportunities when he’s on trial for murder.


Dear Mr. Angelo,

The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago hired Jason Van Dyke as a janitor, despite the fact that this man is on trial for first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old 16 times. It seems insane to trust the judgement of a man who is currently on trial for putting 16 bullets into a teenager.

Jason Van Dyke does not deserve help after what he did. The Fraternal Order of Police Chicago is unjust for hiring him, and I demand this alleged criminal be let go immediately.


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Photo credit: Bob Hall

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