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Ex-South Carolina cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years for Walter Scott shooting death
NY Daily News ^ | December 7, 2017 | David Boroff

Posted on 12/07/2017 9:56:42 AM PST by Coronal

The white ex-South Carolina cop who shot an unarmed black man in the back as a passerby videotaped the stunning death received a 20-year federal prison term Thursday.

Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David Norton, who earlier ruled the cop’s shooting of Walter Scott during a traffic stop was second-degree murder.

“This is a tragedy that shouldn’t have happened,” said Norton, who could have thrown the disgraced law enforcer behind bars for 24 years.

Slager, 36, was also declared guilty of obstruction of justice for the bogus version of the April 2015 shooting that he gave to state police investigators.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; leo; michaelslager
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1 posted on 12/07/2017 9:56:42 AM PST by Coronal
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To: Coronal

Lots of backstory here.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/michaelslager/index


2 posted on 12/07/2017 9:59:02 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Coronal

Funny how the press can report on the races in this crime.

Most other crimes - we are kept guessing...


3 posted on 12/07/2017 10:03:16 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks, very complete.


4 posted on 12/07/2017 10:04:25 AM PST by Navy Patriot (America returns to the Rule of Law)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is how it works when the DOJ stays the hell out of local prosecutions.


5 posted on 12/07/2017 10:04:53 AM PST by jimfree (My17 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: jimfree

Walter Scott didn’t shake down a store owner or charge a cop to try to steal his gun. There were no riots over his very unjustified shooting death either. The locals got him the justice he deserved.


6 posted on 12/07/2017 10:09:59 AM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Slager, 36, was also declared guilty of obstruction of justice for the bogus version of the April 2015 shooting that he gave to state police investigators.

 

This is the reason why Slager was given such a sentence. He lied from the get go.

He had some justification in shooting Scott. After all they were engaged in a life or death fight.

This sentence is a miscarriage of justice.

 

7 posted on 12/07/2017 10:11:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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Good!


8 posted on 12/07/2017 10:11:57 AM PST by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain (No weapon formed against me shall prosper! (Isaiah 54:17))
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Good?

Would you have been glad if Darren Wilson had been given 20 years for killing Michael Brown?

There is nothing good about this Chicken Shit sentence.


9 posted on 12/07/2017 10:14:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Coronal

IIRC, Slager initially pulled Scott over for a busted taillight. Scott actually pulled into an Auto Zone parking lot. Maybe Mr. Scott was already aware of the taillight and was going to replace it? Perhaps if Slager considered this possibility, this incident wouldn’t have happened. In NY the cop will give a ticket for “defective equipment” along with a form to be filled out by any PD in the state if the problem is corrected within 24 hrs, then the ticket is dismissed.


10 posted on 12/07/2017 10:16:56 AM PST by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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To: Vigilanteman

“Walter Scott didn’t charge a cop to try to steal his gun”

Actually, pretty close. Scott ran from the officer and when the officer caught up to him, Scott physically fought the officer and apparently stole his taser and fired it at the officer, as Schlager ended up with taser darts in his leg.

Yes, it is true Schlager then shot Scott as Scott was running away.

But because of the heat of passion and provocation from Scott physically fighting Schlager, this should have been manslaughter not murder.


11 posted on 12/07/2017 10:21:32 AM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: Responsibility2nd

yea, I saw how much danger he was in from a 45 year old overweight black man was running away from him when he decided to shoot him in the back several times. I wonder if he was thinking ‘’hell yes, my first kill” while he was pausing for a moment to square up properly for the final and fatal shot.


12 posted on 12/07/2017 10:23:48 AM PST by Fhios (Down with your fascism, up with our fascism.)
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To: jimfree
This is how it works when the DOJ stays the hell out of local prosecutions.

This was the DOJ. Local prosecution ended in a hung jury.

13 posted on 12/07/2017 10:23:56 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Responsibility2nd
He shot a guy running away. Not while in a life & death fight. Pretty hard to justify shooting an unarmed man in the back as he is running away.

Wiki: "He continued to pursue Scott into a lot behind a pawn shop at 5654 Rivers Avenue, and the two became involved in a physical altercation. Slager then fired his Taser, hitting Scott.

Scott fled, and Slager drew his handgun, firing eight rounds at him from behind. The coroner's report stated that Scott was struck a total of five times: three times in the back, once in the upper buttocks, and once on one of his ears.

During Slager's state trial, forensic pathologist Lee Marie Tormos testified that the fatal wound was caused by a bullet that entered Scott's back and struck his lungs and heart."

14 posted on 12/07/2017 10:24:28 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Mr Rogers

The state dropped charges when it was announced the feds had a plea deal.


15 posted on 12/07/2017 10:26:43 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Responsibility2nd
There is nothing good about this Chicken Shit sentence.

Shoot a man in the back then lie through your teeth about it, the very definition of 'Chicken Shit'. If he thought he was justified shooting that man he wouldn't have lied. He knew he was toast before the burnt powder wafted through his nostrils.

16 posted on 12/07/2017 10:27:31 AM PST by BlackbirdSST (Kate's Wall, build it!)
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To: Coronal

Im still waiting for charges against the moslem cop who killied the Aussie woman. Nice system you’ve got there Minnesota.


17 posted on 12/07/2017 10:27:39 AM PST by Bonemaker (White Southerners have been under attack since 1860.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Don’t make us laugh, the Michael Brown case was justifiable police action, with ample proof and background.

This was murder 2. Go look at the video. An overweight 45 year old unarmed black man was gunned down from behind by a cop that was excited he was going to get his first kill.

Complete with a slight pause and shimming up in the ‘by the book’ stance and fired the final and fatal shot into his back.


18 posted on 12/07/2017 10:30:32 AM PST by Fhios (Down with your fascism, up with our fascism.)
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To: Fhios

Danger?

The real danger came earlier when he and Scott were in a fight and Scott had the tazer. And used it on Slager.

Now was that justification to shoot a fleeing man 8 times in the back?

I say it partially justifies it. It explains it. I’ll even say that fact and the fact Slager lied about the incident is proof enough that he is guilty.

But 20 years guilty?

Excessive.


19 posted on 12/07/2017 10:37:14 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
After all they were engaged in a life or death fight.

False

20 posted on 12/07/2017 10:39:03 AM PST by Mr.Unique (The government, by its very nature, cannot give except what it first takes.)
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