• Lamon Reccord, right, stares and yells at a Chicago police officer "Shoot me 16 times" as he and others march through Chicago's Loop Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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  • In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

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  • Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, poses for a photo on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Minneapolis. Levy-Pounds has been at the forefront of demonstrations alleging excessive police force against African-Americans, most recently the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis on Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

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  • Protesters keep warm near a fire pit in the street outside the Black Lives Matter encampment, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in front of the Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct in Minneapolis. The fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, a black man, by a Minneapolis police officer, has pushed racial tensions in the city's small but concentrated minority community to the fore, with the police precinct besieged by the makeshift encampment and many protesters. A candle light vigil was planned for the evening. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 photo, Jeremiah Ellison, center right, son of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, stands near police during a protest at the Minneapolis Police Department 4th Precinct building in Minneapolis. People were protesting the fatal shooting of Jamal Clark by Minneapolis police on Sunday. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

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