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Experts now claiming Laquan McDonald video has fake audio

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The tragic murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has set the city of Chicago on edge. The “16 shots” hashtag has spread throughout social media and is a rallying cry for many protesting police violence when it comes to Blacks. According to news outlet Daily Mail, there is now a group of experts who are claiming the public should be made aware that part of the video recording McDonald’s death may be fake. Specifically, the sound of the 16 shots that is heard on the video is not real.

Michigan based audio expert Ed Primeau, who has 32 years experience in the audio field and serves on the executive committee of the American Board of Recorded Evidence, states the following:

  • The shots sound more like synthesized drums than a 9mm gun
  • The shots don’t sound like they were recorded by dash-cam system microphones. Primeau notes that the shots do not reverberate or have a frequency variation. He states that it is likely that the same sound was used for all shots in the video.
  • If the video picked up the gunshots it should have also recorded the sounds of officers talking to each other or shouting at McDonald, Primeau states there are parts of the video in which officers’ mouths are moving but there is no sound.

Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police Department spokesman seems to concur with Primeau’s finding. According to Guglielmi, Chicago Police experts have also determined the audio is fake. In a recent statement, Guglielmi says, “The garbled talking in the background apparently does not match this incident…this type of recording would not be possible from the in-car camera system that Chicago police use.” He goes on to say the audio-video clip will be sent to an independent third party to validate the findings of the Chicago Police forensics team.

The original video released by the Chicago Police had no audio at all. However, a YouTube video with audio was uploaded and viewed by thousands. The veracity of this video is in question because the account name of “Daily News Hub” has no prior posts and only one Twitter profile tweet from 2014.  Many in the public believe that a conspiracy to cover-up the shooting has been in place for over a year. This new information is sure to stir up feelings on both sides of the issue.


12 Comments

  1. lottogirl846 on December 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    It doesn’t matter about whether the sounds of the 16 shots are fake or not. He had 16 HOLES in his body; therefore, MURDER.

    • lottogirl846 on December 5, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Resisting arrest? He was shot within SECONDS of the cop getting out if his car. Plus, he was not even given any commands to follow.

      You are nothing but a racist jerk.

    • Missgee62 on December 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      BYTCH YOU COMING HERE FROM MEDIATAKEOUT.COM JUST SHOWS YOU ARE A INTERNET BULLY! So sick of whitey always hiding behind computers, iphones lap tops, pointed white sheets to make their racist points. Say this shyte in front of the peope you have problems with YOU FK’ING COWARD! WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE IMMINENT DEVILS THAT GOD CLAIMS IN THE BIBLE!! PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE TO ELIMINATE THEM FROM THIS EARTH…MAY NOT BE BY WEAPONS BUT HIS KARMA AGAINST THEM WILL PREVAIL!

      • SonofNat on December 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

        Eliminate all white people? Well, you don’t seem racist at all.

  2. Nigg.Newton on December 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Sad all around

    • lottogirl846 on December 5, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Just think if we other whites didn’t have to put up with the likes of you.

      • Whiteguy on December 5, 2015 at 4:20 pm

        Well hate to tell you But I am the typical white. Very average. So I am the white society. Not the data point far off the chart.

      • Whiteguy on December 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm

        I am sure I help out the U.S. more than you do.

    • Missgee62 on December 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      THIS BYTCH COMES HERE FROM MEDIATAKEOUT.COM AND VIRTUALLY IS A MESSAGE BOARD TERRORIST TRYING TO STIR UP SHYTE. COWARD TOO SCARED TO CONFRONT SO HE GOES ON LINE…PUNK AZZ MUST BE 400 LBS LIVING IN A TRAILER WITH HIS SISTER/GRLFRIEND

  3. Missgee62 on December 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    i know these fools not saying becuz they didnt hear 16 shots he couldnt have possibly been hit 16 times! Poor boy had 16 holes!!! God and Jesus need to come down from Heaven and rock the CPD and all involved becuz Im at the end of this BS!!

    • SonofNat on December 10, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Aside from generally typing all in caps, what have you done to help race relations? Nothing, right? Read an article and you have all the ‘facts’ you need, ignorant.

      • Missgee62 on January 3, 2016 at 4:28 pm

        no debate here…my energy is marching these streets of chicago. you keep that passion tho