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Cop charged with murder after shooting Black man in back

Michael Slager

If you have not heard of Walter Scott, you soon will. Scott was gunned down Saturday morning by North Charleston, South Carolina, Officer Michael Thomas Slager. The officer pulled Scott over for a broken taillight. At some point, Scott exited the car and was standing in a vacant lot with Slager. For whatever reason, Scott turns and begins to run away from the officer. Slager stands flat-footed in a shooting stance as the unarmed Scott runs away, and Scott is shot in the back multiple times.

Slager is then seen handcuffing the slain Scott and then drops his Taser stun gun by the body. Slager later alleges that the reason he shot Scott was because he tried to grab his Taser gun. Unbeknownst to Slager, the entire incident was caught on cellphone video by a bystander. Slager has been charged with first-degree murder.

 



6 Comments

  1. ruth on April 8, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    no words…just tears…for now…that God for phone cameras

    • refichter on April 8, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Amen! Without that video, he skates.

  2. britishrose on April 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    this is the reason they are trying to pass a law to band anyone from video tapping police, thank god for cell phone can you imagine how many brothers in the grave for running away? cops had it made eliminate the black man at all cost , this cop will get a GOFUNDME.COM ACCOUNT .. also like wilson , zimmerman and the rest knowing he guilty .. .
    he wil continue to lie and yet he busted by video
    why is our system allowing this to happen ? the black man have always been shot with no remorse for his life and family .. they just do us injustice and the rest of us suppose to not say nothing? our govermen need to regulate police training take it out the hands of the police dept and cities and let the goverment do military type test on these men ………..they need help before innocent lives are lost again

  3. britishrose on April 9, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    BOKA RAKAM GOT NOTHING ON OUR COUNTRIES POLICE FORCE .. A BUNCH OF MURDERERS

  4. REALSOUL4 on April 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    OMG! Thank “GOD” for the person who video this…another man of color just right out being “KILLED”! My deepest heartfelt condolences goes out to the Scott family…may Walter Scott R.I.P.!

  5. britishrose on April 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    this case is so sad cause this man lost his life his family lost him for ever never to see him in this present life again ., life is for sharing , and that man took every gift this family had away .. i hope they throw him in jail for life , other police are taking notes you best believe that , there have been more murders committed like this we just didnt have cell phone camerass like this 26 years ago and the cellphone companies are responsible .. steve jobs may be dead but his vison has saved lives and put many behind bars and its just got started if police depts refuse to train their men and get all them racist cop off the force . THEN WE GOT SOMETHING FOR THEY ASSESS CALLED CELL PHONE TAPING .. and they will try to band that but cant ., even children carry cellphones an use them against tacky teachers .. its the best device since microwave ovens .. god bless steve jobs and apple co. thats who we need to thank