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South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder For Shooting A Fleeing Black Man In The Back 8 Times Then Framing Him For Theft

Police Brutality And Excessive Force On Full Display In Latest Police Killing

April 8. 2015


33-year-old police officer, Michael Slager, shot and killed fleeing black man, Walter Scott, aged 50. Slager shot Scott 8 times in the back, over a traffic stop, regarding a broken taillight on the victim's Mercedes. After Slager shot Scott several times, he handcuffed the victim face down, pushed his face into the ground and dropped his police issued taser beside the body (and lied that it was stolen by the Scott).

Slager framed Scott, a father of four, stating he stole his taser when no such thing happened. Little did Officer Slager know someone was filming the murder from a distance, refuting all his claims of theft. The footage of the execution and frame up filmed by a private citizen was sent to the New York Times. The famous newspaper released the footage to the public, resulting in the officer's arrest.

This incident is another sad reminder of the racism that is plaguing America. As the Judiciary Report stated in a past article, black lives don't matter to some in law enforcement. No one deserves to be executed over a traffic stop. This was outright murder. The video clearly shows the victim Scott was not the aggressor. He was fleeing for his life and for good reason. Officer Slager is a murderer, not a police officer and deserves life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Walter Scott shooting: White US police officer charged with murder after shooting black man eight times in the back before handcuffing body

Published: 08 April 2015 - A white US police officer has been charged with murder after a graphic video emerged of him shooting a black motorist eight times in the back as he tried to flee following a traffic stop. South Carolina patrolman Michael Slager, 33, opened fire on father-of-four Walter Scott, 50, as he was running away from him in a park in Charleston, South Carolina.

Coming after last year’s racial unrest in Ferguson following the police shooting of an unarmed teenager, fears were growing last night that this latest incident could trigger another backlash. The video footage, taken by an unnamed bystander, shows the deadly confrontation between the two men on Saturday. The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the incident. The Scott family also said they will be filing a civil lawsuit.

The Charleston police officer is shown on the video opening fire as Scott starts to run away from him. With Scott about 10 ft. away, Slager draws his gun and fires seven times in quick succession. He pauses briefly and shoots one more time as his target staggers and slumps to the grass...



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