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The Politics Of Racial Shootings

FERGUSON HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING …  By FITSNEWS  ||  This month’s decision by S.C. first circuit prosecutor David Pascoe to charge former Eutawville, S.C. police chief Richard Combs with murder in the 2011 shooting death of Bernard Bailey came as a surprise … How come?  Well, the town recently settled a wrongful death…

FERGUSON HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING … 

By FITSNEWS  ||  This month’s decision by S.C. first circuit prosecutor David Pascoe to charge former Eutawville, S.C. police chief Richard Combs with murder in the 2011 shooting death of Bernard Bailey came as a surprise …

How come?  Well, the town recently settled a wrongful death case brought by Bailey’s family for $400,000.  Not only that, a U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) investigation concluded last March determined Combs did not violate Bailey’s civil rights.

Yes, yes, yes … Combs is white and Bailey is (or was) black.

But did that matter then?  And does it matter now?

According to our sources, Pascoe purposely “no-billed” a manslaughter indictment against Combs in the aftermath of the May 2011 shooting – which occurred after Bailey stormed into Combs’ office to protest a ticket his daughter had received for a busted vehicle tail light.

Bailey was shot twice in the chest by Combs following a scuffle in the police chief’s office.

According to one of our sources – a prosecutor with intimate knowledge of the case – Combs’ shooting “wasn’t murder but definitely was manslaughter and (something that) should never have happened.”

Pascoe didn’t agree, though, and reportedly pushed a misconduct in office charge against Combs – while working to ensure there was no indictment for manslaughter.

Of course that was before the August shooting of robbery suspect Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri …

Now Pascoe – a Democrat who sources say has his eye on S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson‘s office – has succeeded in getting a grand jury to return a murder indictment against Combs.

“The fact that he deliberately sabotaged the original indictment for manslaughter and now wants the press for a murder rap is ridiculous,” the source told us.

Wait … “deliberately sabotaged?”

“Right action, wrong motivation,” the source said.

Obviously Combs’ wasn’t “wired” at the time of the incident involving Bailey – so there’s no way of determining definitively what happened inside his office on that fateful day three-and-a-half years ago.   Maybe he did commit murder or manslaughter?  We don’t know …

All we know is the prosecutor in this case has done a 180-degree turn in the aftermath of the Ferguson drama …

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42 comments

FastEddy23 December 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Will Eutawville get its taxpayers’ 400 grand back or will it have to sue the Chief for that?

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Tazmaniac December 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Suspend his 20 year sentence, make him be Chief for three hots and a cot, and that should cover it.

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2nd amendment 4 citizens only December 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Here’s some perspective on cops killing people by shooting from nations that don’t allow them to carry guns as a general rule:

http://www.targetliberty.com/2014/12/the-state-of-us-police-state.html

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Fecal Matters December 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

LOL, you’d rather live in a country that doesn’t allow law enforcement to carry weapons?

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GrandTango December 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Nothing has changed you FREAKIN’ lockstep, liberal lemming. Obama is sucking the gaspipe in the polls….and you Desperate and failed pieces of excrement are grasping for a floating piece of feces to buoy you…

FITS is a F*#k!*ng media-lead idiot…Any of you kissing this Idiot’s @$$ is a brain dead fool….

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Latent Homosexuality December 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Gay sex, excrement & feces, sucking….it’s ok…just ask Bradley Manning.

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GrandTango December 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Why are you using homosexuality as an insult toward me. Are you a homophobe?

If I’m Gay, you think it entitles your leftwing bigoted @$$ to hate me…

You must work for SONY Pictures…Are your Racist too..like all the other liberals…????

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Latent Homosexuality December 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm

“Why are you using homosexuality as an insult toward me.”

No. I’m just making an observation. Why would you be insulted?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm

You must work for SONY Pictures…Are your Racist too..like all the other liberals…????

[chuckles]
Not bad, GT. Not bad.

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LGBT Community December 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Come on out of the closet already.

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Stays On My Mind (Arg!) December 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Why the fuck does your prose remind me of an old Windsong Perfume ad?

Ah, because it reeks of shit…

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erneba December 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

If Pascoe thinks that this indictment will help get him elected to the Attorney General’s office, he is dumber than the person who attacked the Sheriff. It will waste time and money to pull this charade off, but it makes good racial theater in the Furgeson aftermath. You can’t go into a Sheriff’s office, attack him, and suffer no consequences.

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Keep 'em scared December 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm

This article is the only thing making this a racial issue. Using your average reader’s racist leanings for click bait is getting to be a habit here.

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Republican Follies December 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Yeh about once a week Fits stirs the racial pot and the”usual suspects”(all Republicans or Non Republicans who only vote for Republicans or anti Republicans who are forced to vote for Republicans because …well you get the picture) flock here to pontificate on their “racially neutral” views which somehow just always favor the White.

Let Er rip boys!

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Tazmaniac December 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Try pulling that stick out of your ass and realize that Democrats aren’t even voting for Democrats instead of blaming, unfortunately at times, the ONLY other name on the ballots. There are a lot of folks who would vote for a three-legged chicken if it was the “right” party, but there are just as many who would love to have a clear choice. To the subject, attacking a Sheriff in his own office over a tail light ticket is not too smart to put it mildly.

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Republican Follies December 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

And they’re off!

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Smirks December 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm

“I’m not a racist, I’m just a race realist!” -Almost every racist.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt December 15, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Totally. If there’s one thing I can’t stand is when a racist says “..but I’m not racist”.

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cracka December 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm

who you calling boy

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt December 15, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Like shooting fish in a barrel

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Astird Levinson December 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

Just like a liberaltard, advocating violent shooting. Of unarmed, defenseless fish no less.

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Squishy123 December 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Lesson to be learned, don’t physically attack cops over petty shit.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt December 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Where does it say he was physically attacked? Were you in the station? I have a right to yell at a cop all day long, film them doing their job, protest and what not. Should I be shot for that…especially when I’m unarmed?

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Bible Thumper December 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I have a right to yell at a cop all day long, film them doing their job, protest and what not. Should I be shot for that…especially when I’m unarmed?

In theory, Yes you have that Right and no you shouldn’t be shot! Tell that to Bernard Bailey. Sometimes people get shot for just being a JACKASS.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt December 15, 2014 at 5:57 pm

You have a point. To bring the argument to its logical conclusion….when an unarmed person is shot by a cop without the presence of imminent physical danger to the cop…then a criminal charge of murder or at the very least manslaughter should ensue. So I’m not sure why Fits is picking on this case. Oh wait, it’s b/c he’s a racist.

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Squishy123 December 15, 2014 at 7:13 pm

And he likes to get your panties in a bunch, because you’re more unstable than Al Sharpton.

Scooter December 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Is that possible?

Squishy123 December 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

It’s called justifiable homicide.

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Squishy123 December 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

“Bailey was shot twice in the chest by Combs following a scuffle in the police chief’s office.”

I know… reading is fucking hard.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt December 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm

“Obviously Combs’ wasn’t “wired”
at the time of the incident involving Bailey – so there’s no way of
determining definitively what happened inside his office on that fateful
day three-and-a-half years ago.”

Yes, reading is very hard for you. Home schooled were you?

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Squishy123 December 15, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Well I guess we’ll just have to take live guy’s vs. dead guy’s word for it. If he would have stayed the fuck home he’d be preparing for Christmas instead of in the early stages of decomposing.

If you’re worked up enough to go visit the police over a broken tail light, which isn’t too hard to determine, then you’re probably pretty tightly wound in the first place. These are typically fix-it tickets, get a ticket, fix the problem, get ticket removed. What you don’t do is get a ticket, go to the police all pissed off and start a wrestling match.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt December 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm

So you’re down with shooting unarmed people over nothing?

I suspect you’ve got the brown shirt and jack boots tucked away somewhere?

Squishy123 December 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I’m down with shooting unarmed people who attack people who are armed.

Sorry, no brown shirt or jack boots… you may look in your mom’s closet to see if she has any.

Scooter December 15, 2014 at 10:14 pm

It sounds like you are cruising for a bruising.

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It's a Great Day in SC December 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm

What I find interesting about this is the implication that somehow this is politically motivated in that Pacoe aspires to run for AG.

I would conclude ,if this be so, that he’s not a very good politician.

First of all,SC hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since 2006.

Secondly, how would indicting a White cop in the death of a Black man “help” win a statewide race where the White vote will be in excess of 70%?

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Old Blackman Rocky December 16, 2014 at 10:10 am

Well there’s the principal here too – it’s always been a South Carolina tradition that whitey can shoot blackey whenevers he wants to. Everbody know’d dat!!!! Dang – been dat way since de begin’n a time.

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shifty henry December 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

The town elected a new police chief. His first job was to arrest the OLD police chief!
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The cops in downtown Columbia work on the buddy system. One says, “Let’s check out this dark alley.” The other one says, “Not me, buddy!”

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shifty henry December 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy
boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing worse than a Drill Sergeant at him.

I noticed the “WHAT WOULD JESUS DO” bumper sticker, the “CHOOSE
LIFE” license plate holder, the “FOLLOW ME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL” bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally………. I assumed you had stolen the car!”

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TyroneMamaCollards December 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

This is great !!!!!!

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shifty henry December 16, 2014 at 10:30 am

Thanks —– a good one to share ( especially with female family members) during this holiday time…..

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shifty henry December 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Strangely enough, it could be a sort of holiday season incident that could have happened. But stranger yet, last night I was going through a box of old files, and a couple of sheets fell out of a folder. They were two joke pages I stole from a magazine about six years ago — “Thunder Road” bikers’ magazine. In fact, I had never read them, and picked two very good ones which I had to share . The second one is when George Bush visited Queen Elizabeth, which I posted today on another article. Enjoy!

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Wigs December 16, 2014 at 11:01 am

Actually, Mr. Bailey was in his truck when he was shot, not in the office. As he left the building, the chief followed him out and shot him as he was getting into his truck.

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