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Cop who shot at unarmed black man 8 times in the back could face death penalty, life in prison
Fusion ^ | April 7, 2015 | Daniel Rivero

Posted on 04/08/2015 1:56:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina has been charged with murder after video emerged of him shooting an unarmed black man in the back while he was trying to run away, reports the Charleston Post and Courier. The two had been involved in a scuffle.

The man, 50-year-old Walter Scott, died Saturday after Patrolman 1st Class Michael Slager, 33, shot at him eight times, though it is not immediately clear how many shots hit him. Scott had been stopped for a broken tail light, and he ran from police “because he owed child support,” said his family, according to New York Times reporter Matt Apuzzo.

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Keith Summey said that the officer’s “bad decision” had led to his arrest on the charge of murder.

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TOPICS: Issues
KEYWORDS: classmichaelslager; copbashingonfr; keithsummey; larrysummey; leo; northcharleston; southcarolina; walterscott
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1 posted on 04/08/2015 1:56:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: bamahead; traviskicks; 2ndDivisionVet; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; ...

Shooting an unarmed man in the back eight times is not self defense. I hope this cop/thug gets executed. He needs to me made an example of.


2 posted on 04/08/2015 1:57:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Cop who shot at unarmed black man 8 times in the back could face death penalty, life in prison

Hate to break it to you, but they're basically the same thing.

3 posted on 04/08/2015 2:00:46 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

> Shooting an unarmed man in the back eight times is not self defense.

Heartily agree.

This was real bad. Real bad.


4 posted on 04/08/2015 2:01:43 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I used to live in North Charleston...it’s the unwashed armpit of South Carolina.


5 posted on 04/08/2015 2:02:13 PM PDT by RetSignman (Obama is the walking, talking middle finger in the face of America)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Just get it over and done with ... no more circuses


6 posted on 04/08/2015 2:03:57 PM PDT by knarf
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To: Clintonfatigued

Maybe he just found out that his favorite cereal “Froot Loops” was being removed from the shelves because scientists have just found out it causes Alheimers.


7 posted on 04/08/2015 2:05:01 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Clintonfatigued

Oh Boy ,they’ll expect ever Police Officer arrested for ever shot fired now


8 posted on 04/08/2015 2:08:35 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Someone will defend him, just wait.


9 posted on 04/08/2015 2:10:48 PM PDT by Impy (They pull a knife, you pull a gun. That's the CHICAGO WAY, and that's how you beat the rats!)
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To: Westbrook

agree. this was a BAD shoot.

did NOT say that about Trayvon and Michael. But THIS one is BAD.


10 posted on 04/08/2015 2:11:40 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: RetSignman

It’s horrible, but places like Hanahan, etc. have improved. There’s actually a lot less crime overall. I think a lot of the baddies have killed each other and they’re out of the gene pool.

That said, there doesn’t seem to be any justification for this. How could a tubby little black guy (running away) who almost looks like a caricature be a threat to a fit, armed cop?


11 posted on 04/08/2015 2:12:20 PM PDT by livius
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To: Clintonfatigued

The guy had been arrested 10 times, mostly for being behind on his child support, but wasn’t violent. The cop will have to convince a jury that he believed a non-violent fugitive was a danger to him or others. And the “broken tail light sounds like the cop was looking for an excuse to pull him over.


12 posted on 04/08/2015 2:20:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (True followers of Christ emulate Christ. True followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.)
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To: RetSignman

live in Mount Pleasatnt and every night I watch news there is at least 2 or 3 shootings in North Charleston. I have a feeling this police officer just cracked.


13 posted on 04/08/2015 2:24:43 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Clintonfatigued

Before the video was released, Officer Slager’s attorney claimed that he felt threatened by Scott when he let off the shots.

Feelings. What a pussy. Any sense of threat must be REASONABLE. Self justifying ‘feeeeelings’. Doesn’t get any femmier than that.


14 posted on 04/08/2015 2:26:36 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job...)
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To: molson209

——Oh Boy ,they’ll expect ever Police Officer arrested for ever shot fired now-——

Only the ones in it for the money...

It’s pretty clear, at least to me, this cop should have never put a badge on...


15 posted on 04/08/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT by Popman (Christ Alone: My Cornerstone...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’ve heard, of the 8 shots, 5 hit the man’s back.


16 posted on 04/08/2015 2:29:32 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Clintonfatigued

This one looks like cold blooded murder. Scary.


17 posted on 04/08/2015 2:29:37 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Clintonfatigued

Looks bad for the cop, but he won’t get a fair trial anywhere in the USA. The Boston Marathon bomber can get a fair trial but this cop won’t.


18 posted on 04/08/2015 2:29:50 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: I want the USA back

You say “fair trial” as if there might be some justification for what he did. There is NOT.


19 posted on 04/08/2015 2:33:18 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a deatha panel.)
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To: TalBlack
Before the video was released, Officer Slager’s attorney claimed that he felt threatened by Scott when he let off the shots.

I have given cops the benefit of the doubt and trusted that justice would out in the end. Now, I am wondering if, absent the video, he may have gotten away with it. It's an unsettling feeling.

20 posted on 04/08/2015 2:33:49 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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