BAIL DENIED, PROTESTERS RAGE, BODY CAMERAS ORDERED …
|| By FITSNEWS || The white police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott has been fired from his job, North Charleston, S.C. officials said. The officer – 33-year-old Michael Slager – has also been denied bond by a judge on his murder rap, meaning he will stay behind bars as prosecutors determine how to handle his case.
The incident – which has made international news – prompted a chaotic city press conference repeatedly interrupted by protesters chanting “no justice, no peace.”
Wait … isn’t justice in the process of being served? Well, yeah … but only because an anonymous video of the shooting got leaked to a local newspaper.
Prior to the release of the video, North Charleston police claimed Scott was gunned down by Slager because he posed a legitimate threat to the officer’s safety – having engaged in a scuffle with Slager which resulting in him obtaining the officer’s taser weapon. Police also said Scott was fatally shot following a “foot pursuit” and that officers attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in an attempt to revive him.
While the video depicted what appears to have been a minor scuffle, the rest of the police narrative turned out to be highly suspect – if not completely fabricated.
There was no “foot pursuit” – nor does it appear as though Scott ever had complete possession of Slager’s taser.
And while there does appear to have been a brief scuffle precipitating the shooting, the damning video clearly depicts Scott running away from Slager at the time he was shot – eight times. Furthermore, no CPR appears to have been administered prior to Scott succumbing to his wounds.
All this because there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest over failure to pay child support …
In announcing Slager’s firing, North Charleston mayor Keith Summey said the officer’s wife – who is eight months pregnant – will remain on the city’s insurance policy until after her baby is born.
“We think it’s the humane thing to do,” Summey said.
Summey also announced North Charleston had ordered 250 body cameras for its officers … something the city would have already done (or been required to do) had our advice been followed in the wake of last year’s officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
That shooting prompted violent protests … even though the facts of the case (unlike the facts in this case) appeared to justify the officer’s actions.
Protests in the Palmetto State have been peaceful … so far.
South Carolina has been home to several recent police shootings involving white officers and black victims. For our reporting on two such prior incidents, click HERE and HERE.
Sadly…ONLY some lives matter to you despicable liberals..the feeding renzy aroud this is hideous and exposes all of you…
Prosecute this man to the hilt. I have NO doubt you will. But he is actually your friend…he is an anomaly that will feed your myths for decades…
But the truth is: you’re no better than he is…only he got caught…You are just as disgusting as what he did…..but he is ravaged by pop culture…while you are exalted by filthy and corrupt people…
Apologize on and bemoan the fact that there was a video of this shooting – otherwise this would have been another ‘clean acquittal’ by a jury- you apparently are fine with living in a society where you get killed for missing child support if you are black ! You are part of the problem by equivocating and looking for the divisive lever to allow rogue officers to continue killing people – with the tacit support of racists like you- never seen a black man you liked..
A man who executes a man running away by calmly pumping 8 shots into him, tampering with a crime scene and then letting him bleed out is maybe your friend but nobody else’s – crawl back under your rock!
Bull $hit…you would not have stopped it if you could have. You love this case. It validates every myth you’ve ever subscribed to…don’t lie…
I fixed your sentence for you. No need to thank me.
A man who executes a man running puts down a rabid animal
You need to seek professional advice !
This seems to be an open and shut case. Time will tell. BUT…
Let’s watch closely at who makes money off of this. If a group of people watches the roles assumed and then follows the money I suspect we will find some of the rich and powerful good old boys playing both sides of the fence. They will posture one way, but they, or their associates will make lots of money acting the other way.
Let’s pay attention and post FACTS as they come to light.
People get away all the time. See OJ…whyd you have his D!*k in your mouth on that ine..but so interested in justice this time?….kinda makes you look ignorant. ..does it not?
Big T, man, you were doing sooooo well.
I hadn’t see a dick sucking reference for a good two or three weeks it seemed out of you.
I thought you had kicked the habit.
Oh well, it’s like trying to climb down off the white horse isn’t it?
Maybe if a cop shot you gals bigass titties off you would give a shit?
Back to the gay sex thing again, eh? So predictible. Like a drunk walking past a bar.
You all seem to be very sensitive to the allusion…That’s interesting…
That’s more than we can say about you. You are like a punching bag at a gym when we’ve had a bad day. I think you know that, I cannot fathom you even believe a fraction of what you post.
What you cannot fathom is that anyone would look at the pack-think pablum you offer as insightful thought, and reject it for the common and trite dribble it is…
Too bad there was no video of the Michael Brown killing.
But its good there are videos of the [email protected]$$ Protestors-R-Us because they show you to be the ignorant f#*k you are…gleefully laughing at this desd man….because he feeds your myths…
You are one sick puppy ….
No, just not an ignorant lockstep Robot….like you…
That’s right, you’re not a lockstep Robot, you’re a Sex Robot:
Quit calling yourself an ignorant fuck. It may be true but it’s bad for your self esteem, you ignorant fuck.
I totally understand where you are coming from GT. Incidents like this enable certain types of liberals–who never have substantive solutions to propose, just imbecilic comments designed to keep us at each others throats–to keep the race pimps like Sharpton in business. There are never any outcomes to Sharpton’s leftist agitating, never, just self-enrichment and communities like Ferguson left in ruins. These types don’t even work in professions like being a police officer, a social worker, a nurse, a fireman, a teacher, positions that would enable them effect actual change, because that would require real commitment and if they did their comments would be tempered and circumspect, they would tone down the rhetoric and would be able to actually contribute ideas instead of sloganeering and protest chanting. Where are their policy proposals, where are their reform suggestions, where are their attempts to bridge understanding between communities? They get to feel self-righteous, ‘see they told you so,’ nothing more to offer.
BB, I really believe most of them would not have stopped this shooting if they could have…
They love this and need it. They are already shamelessly exploiting it to a point it’s sickening. And it will just get worse…
Truth is: there are much worse injustices happening every day to whites, committed by blacks. Many get off scott free.
It’s not right on either side….
The best thing will be if the left overplays their hand, and comes apart in some fashion…so people will figure out this man’s life is meaningless to them…Only the political mileage they can get out of it has value to them…
I think they will end up exposing themselves somehow…this is just too good for them to let go of, w/ any dignity….
Eric Garner’s own daughter was one of the few to come out publicly recently and call Sharpton a scam artist, hijacking her families grief for his personal gain. Garner’s own daughter! In another life: I WAS a hardcore lefty, until I realized that most of what I had been brainwashed to believe was bullshite. 1997, Fall, I was coming around but had not completely lifted the veil of deceit, the cognitive dissonance was so traumatic. I walked in an anti-police brutality march with his group, and another coalition that was legitimate. Justice for Yvette, who was found dead in a cell in Riker’s from head wounds–she had been alone in the cell. We marched, we walked in the freezing weather from Midtown to Houston St. in Chinatown, lower Manhattan. Yvette’s family was there, some crying, her kids. Speeches were made, he jumped into a waiting Lincoln Town Car, and left us all standing there. Yvette’s family was stunned at his departure. He posed for his photo op, and walked away without saying another word to them. Gone like a fart in the wind.
Good point…as an example of moral equivalence, I just don’t see these people as any better – or maybe they are worse – than the people they hate…
GT, Ever notice a tick on a dog ? They show up, suck the blood and them leave till the next time they need another shot. Another dog, another blood sucking. Sharpton and his elk are all alike.
“I totally understand where you are coming from GT”
Get a room – you two definitely make the perfect pair!
I get the suspicion that they’re one and the same… or maybe he got his mom to start posting.
aww… you’re just a big softie under all that Republican veneer. :)
A disposable class has always been required for society to function. Negro Males currently serve this purpose. I don’t see why people have a problem with this, it’s been this for all of recorded history.
As long as you don’t belong to that class …
He’s a liberal, playing you…because he knows your weaknesses…and exploits them….
History will continue to dispose of aberrations like you. What a sick statement !
He’s a liberal trying to perpetuate the stereotype the Democrat Party invokes to control the simple-minded and easily led…
“simple minded and easily led.” —low information voters.— Fixed it for you. Have a blessed day.
This is why we can’t have nice things in South Carolina.
True. The “hands up don’t shoot” lie could have been discredited MUCH sooner. As it was, it took a long time and a LOT of people were hurt because of it.
Good to know you’re for cops wearing body camera’s. That gives me hope.
As I said, I don’t know any street cops who are AGAINST them. Except when in the restroom…
But it all comes down to money. Quality law enforcement costs. Proper equipment costs. Now, body cameras cost…. and people would rather allow elected officials to spend money on “bread and circuses”.
Yes, then we could have witnessed what a big ole teddy bear he was.
This is sad and tragic. When found guilty, I hope the cop gets the book thrown at him and he sits in prison for a long time.
Of course ALL of this could have been avoided if Mr. Scott had just complied with the Officer and not tried to resist arrest or flee the scene. I don’t say that to justify the Officer shooting him, I believe the shooting was clearly bad and firmly believe the officer should face charges and if found guilty, as I suspect he will be, face the consequences.
The black and white race issue will do nothing but prevent the more important issues that could save lives in the future from being dealt with. Things like teaching people the importance of COMPLYING with the Police and how to properly bring complaints against them if they have done something wrong. Better hiring practices by Police Departments and developing better ways to screen them so these egotistical, power-hungry types who wet their pants and start puling the trigger every time someone flinches don’t end up wearing a badge.
I can’t confirm any of this, but from what I have read online (I know!) the victim had a felony warrant out for his arrest. From what I understand, according to the law, the police have the right to shoot a fleeing suspect who is wanted on a felony warrant (Fits, can you confirm this?). Did the cop know that at the time?Doubtful. Also, did the cop know the victim dropped the taser? Potentially. If not, an armed fleeing suspect wanted on a felony warrant can legally get shot. Who knows, I’m thinking this thing is far from over or an open and shut case. If the cop gets off on this technicality, I guarantee you the riots are coming to Charleston.
I think the warrant was for not paying child support. I think it’s highly unlikely the cops have the right to shoot a fleeing suspect unless he’s literally running with an immediate risk of endangering the life of the cop or others (i.e. running behind a tree to shoot, or running into a building while armed).
What’s wrong with you?
The perp could have pointed his finger behind his head while running away and made “Pew! Pew! Pew!” sounds.
“I think the warrant was for not paying child support”
White folks get their paycheck garnished for not paying child support – black folks get shot.
YOU better hope they don’t start shooting liberal [email protected]$$#$ for using a tragic murder to perpetuate your hate-based politics and ignorance…
That’s because you have to have. Check to “garnish”. They should take child support off the top of any kind of government assistance.
I’ve known plenty of white doods to end up in jail for being poor, er, I mean not paying child support.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to get a job then?
Based on what I read, he was pulled over for a faulty break light. How the hell do you justify shooting someone unarmed over a faulty break light?
How much do 250 body cams cost?
A lot less than $10 million dollar settlements?
i don’t know exactly, but there are so many companies out there selling these to law enforcement, they are hardly a rare technology. Look at the quality of this body cam on a Daytona officer who caught a carjacker that murdered a Benedict instructor here in Columbia, from late March, it is amazing, and police work as well. I’ve watched it half a dozen times, it is so good: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20150324/NEWS/150329750/1042
And this is in a pitch dark swamp in the early morning, pursuing a carjacking murderer. It only breaks up towards the end of the video when the police lights are near. The adrenaline pumping through the arresting officer after a 100 mph car chase then foot chase into the swamp must be so intense, can’t imagine what that feels like. Now compare this to the lazy ass cop in N. Chas, who couldn’t even bring himself to a foot pursuit of maybe four or five yards on a fifty year old chub who was ‘running’ about as fast as my 9 year old 8 pound blind-in-one eye chihuahua.
LOL! That was one of the two things that hit me when I first saw the video. The perp was a snail and the cop was just so nonchalant in drawing his weapon and firing. He looked almost bored with the whole thing.
They don’t want to see that…it does not feed their agenda…
True. Black on black crime doesn’t make news. Black on white crime doesn’t make news. Only white on black crime makes news. Notice a trend ?????
Holy shit, I think we just found Grand Tango’s sister!!!
“Holy shit, I think we just found Grand Tango’s sister!!!”
Yep – you got that one right – another crazy MFer!
Sooo, you are unhappy that a guy who murdered a Benedict instructor, another black man, was caught? Does that make you angry? Do body cameras on police make you angry? WTF are you talking about?
Crazy because I am advocating for body cameras for police officers? Crazy because a carjacking murderer was apprehended by police without them shooting him on the spot?
Maybe I’m crazy because a Benedict instructor was slaughtered by the carjacker, and i feel for his family?
It will be expensive. Figure 500 bucks per camera, and add 2 or 3 TIMES that for support (storage, downloading hardware, etc.)
Not much according to this article, that also states that SC police don’t want them! How about 500k a year for Florence?
North Charleston recently announced it would purchase 115 body cameras using a $275,000 federal grant. But representatives of other state law enforcement agencies have criticized the bill in its current form.
“I think what we’re going to have to wait for is some court decisions
to come down to really tell us when and where to use these things,” Dan
Reynolds of the Greer police Department said last month according to the Greenville News’ Michael Burns. (He didn’t say which court decisions he was referring to.) “I don’t think the body camera issue is resolved yet. We’re still learning how to use these things.”
Really Dan Reynolds, you fucking retard? How about this–turn them on!
Sorry, forgot the link, I was so pissed off by that jerk-off from the mean streets of Greer. http://fusion.net/story/116075/south-carolina-police-have-come-out-against-a-body-camera-bill/
Well… maybe the ADMINISTRATION might not (budget and expense), but I know an AWFUL lot of officers who have gone and bought their own.
Very interesting. Cyclists use the Go-Pros (is that the right name?) all the time, in the event they are run off the road by a vehicle and also simply to track their rides. You can replay them on your tablet mounted to your handle-bars when riding indoors during the winter or rain, and adjust your stationary ride to the heart-rate and speed of the outdoor ride using graphing tech that comes with the device, there is so much technology available for the common man. Yet the officer quoted above thinks ‘it’s too hard.’ Whaaa! While the Daytona cops in the video below are the very picture of professionalism, (I know if it were me with all that adrenaline would have at least punched the dude, just once, just once) and maybe someone in LE can tell me–it looks like the part of the video in the car was recorded on his body cam as well, it doesn’t appear to be a dashboard mounted camera. Let me add that the family of the murdered Benedict instructor had two things posted in the comments on the arrest of the carjacker: thank you for your prayers for our family, and thank you to the Daytona police that were able to quickly arrest the perps. Profusely thanking them. Meanwhile, Dan Reynolds in Greer scratches his ass, picks his nose, plays candy crush on his phone, texts his wife about dinner, and then tells us he can’t figure out how to use them. They’ll be in use now.
I guarantee the guys I rode with would have dunked his head under to see just how serious he was about being unable to assist them in get his sorry tail out of that swamp hole.
You got that right Taz. The cop even told him to hold his head up out of the water! By.the.book. Every step of the way. I cheered them on like it was a penalty shoot-out in a Premier League final between Arsenal and Liverpool. Wait, were you LE? No need for self-identification, we are anonymous here thankfully, just wondering. I take it Mike at the Beach was as well. If so, thank you for your service. I’ve needed the police twice, but without them, I cannot imagine the outcome. Unthinkable, I wouldn’t be here right now.
No, I went through almost two and a half years in a program that I could only say was something like the National Guard. I had to ride and attend LE training at least one three day weekend a month and attend Academy classes during a two week period each year. I was qualified to begin drawing full pay on a no charge CJ degree but decided at the last minute that my temperament at time, I was 22, was going to get me in trouble.
Let’s say they cost $1000 each. That looks like $250,000 to me. My point is this: $250,000 spent months ago would have been a bargain, compared to what North Charleston will pay before this episode is over.
The dash cam is going to be released tomorrow.
A spokesman for the North Charleston police department says a state agency has told him they hope to release dash-cam video that will help shed light on what happened before a white officer fatally shot a black man.
Spokesman Spencer Pryor said state law enforcement agents investigating the shooting told him they hope to release the dash-cam video Thursday. They want to allow a prosecutor enough time to review it.
The dash cam recording is a public document and should not require any review before being made available. More bullshit from the gummint.
Audio released of officer transmissions: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150408/PC16/150409421
The interesting thing Brigid, how was he tasered if he grabbed his taser? An earlier, more “graphic” video was shown and it indicated that the officer had planted the taser beside him.
If for no other reason, than the guy was running and he shot him numerous times in the back – is that justifiable by any standards? How?
It did look that way, but Charleston Thug Life, who takes on crooked cops all the time, naming them, broke it down and captured stills, and he did not plant the taser beside the man, he re-holstered it. I do not know what that object was however that the cop wiped off and dropped beside the man, and I would love to know. Who knows what that cop was thinking, or not thinking at all? These people do not need to be police, or crossing guards for that matter. They shouldn’t even be dog catchers. From what I’ve read at CTL, the entire police forces in some of the counties he has profiled, Berkeley, Georgetown, and some others, are so rotten to the core, it is not just one cop. Here are the still shots of the taser related thing: http://charlestonthuglife.net/2015/04/new-developments-2/
There is so much material that blog has exposed about several rotten forces, threatening citizens, sleeping with each other, drunk, drug addicted, you name it, I can’t begin to post links to all of that!
reading link now….thanks
Here is just ONE post on CTL about the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, to get a feel for the goings-on and how a bad cop can find a home for life at one of these places. http://charlestonthuglife.net/2015/02/bcso-news/
“Yes, he might be a great guy. Yes, he has a lot of experience. Yes, he is familiar with the inner workings of BCSO. And therein lies the problem.”
I am puzzled by what you and GT have in common. You seem to be saying very similar things I am, but he is not.
I’m formulating a response, in fact you are the first and only person to ask me that, and I have very good reasons. But it is going to be a minute or more. lol
Take your time….lol. To my knowledge, based on comments, you and I agree on Foreign Policy, holding those in power accountable, if I had to guess, I would think you might even agree with limited government.
I never see you spout religion, only your core beliefs on a topic. It very difficult for someone like me to reconcile how you and GT have anything in common except you are Republicans ;)
Ok, on the header Politics, be ready to feel sick. He hasn’t migrated all of his reporting to his new site, but hopefully is working on it, These are things the mainstream media doesn’t touch. http://charlestonthuglife.net/category/politics/
I won’t disagree, “The death of Walter Scott is tragic and was caused by a chain of bad decisions made by all involved. Unfortunately, it also gives the hustlers exactly what they have been trying to get by lying about events in other cases – a dead black man with empty hands shot in the back by a police officer.”
But do we turn a blind eye and try to cover up or ignore? Or should we come out and say, “this is horrible. I am so sorry for the family. You too deserve justice. ” And make sure justice is fair.
That IMO will humanize the Republican party far more than any cover up. Admit when it’s wrong and try to correct it. Don’t play into race baiting games. I am white, but color blind on issues.
If by some accident this officer is found innocent, I want to see that side of the story too. Based on what I saw earlier there was a black cop on the scene, after the fact, but surely he has some information?
“But do we turn a blind eye and try to cover up or ignore?” Not at all, in fact he has been arrested, charged with murder, and is in jail with no bond available. There are not only two options available: cover-up & ignore, or have a race riot. Reductionism, where ALL conservatives or ALL whites support the police no matter what they do, as some liberals on here like SCBluewoman has suggested, is just bomb-throwing to encourage more conflict. Todd Kincannon is not on twitter or we would have heard justifications for this, but nowhere else. But that is one guy who delights in poking the hornet’s nest. I am pretty certain the blogger behind CTL is a black man, by the way.
To a degree I agree, but I disagree there are only two options. That is a very black and white way of thinking (no pun intended).
Address the issue head on. Let justice prevail. I am not calling for a death sentence for the Police officer, but if after all the evidence comes into play if he is found guilty, life in prison with no parole. He should NEVER be allowed to be a police officer again, regardless what the outcome, he could have made different choices.
Cover up/ignore or race riot is not an option IMO. Since President Obama has interjected himself into situations like this based on race, if he wants a Democrat to win, he needs to stand up and say we doing all that can be done.
Al Sharpton, I understand why he feels that way, but he needs to let times change. Everyone does or riots are going to happen. We can co-exist without hate and it doesn’t require a belief in a higher power. It requires a belief that starts with each individual.
I will be a better person, I will take responsibility, I will admit when I am wrong. It also takes a society with a little more tolerance that does fits everyone’s social beliefs.
I have heard the young folk (20’s) speak, they are just waiting…
Many of the comments have been edited, but here are few that I could find:
Grand Tango: He’s a liberal trying to perpetuate the stereotype the Democrat Party invokes to control the simple-minded and easily led…
He’s a liberal, playing you…because he knows your weaknesses…and exploits them….
Hal: This seems to be an open and shut case. Time will tell. BUT…
Let’s watch closely at who makes money off of this. If a group of people watches the roles assumed and then follows the money I suspect we will find some of the rich and powerful good old boys playing both sides of the fence. They will posture one way, but they, or their associates will make lots of money acting the other way.
Let’s pay attention and post FACTS as they come to light.
If you say it one more time, it will be funny, but I’ll still disagree with you there are more than 2 options ;)
It isn’t. It is pure evil. It is murder in broad daylight. The video is a snuff film, but after ISIS, I think society is becoming inured to seeing people killed on camera. Read the rest of these comments on this page, lots of info being posted. There has to be a significant threat posed to an officer or another person in order to use deadly force, period. There was a man who grabbed a baby out of the other’s cart in Walmart, and held a knife to the baby’s throat. The police distracted him and shot him, ok, the baby was in immediate danger. It is all a horror movie, and I fear the worst is yet to come. There are libs on here making us out to be cheering this on, just making stuff up to promote more hate, ignore them.
“no justice, no peace.”????
They arrested and charged the man with murder, how is no justice being served? Really, it’s doesn’t matter how well these matters are handled, it’s not going to be good enough for many.
Camera’s are a win/win for everyone.
I simply do not understand why the cop is being charged – I really don’t.
Any time that a white person shoots a black person it is justified – and if they shoot them after dark then they should get bonus points as they are harder to see – case closed.
And this is Heritage Not Hate – so you politically correct SOB’s don’t even think of going off on me!
LOL You made my day you miserable old cow!
How many years will this shooting buoy your ignorant myths and hate-based politics???…
I bet you are eaten up w/ excitement at the possibility of using this man’s corpse to feel good about yourself, and your stupidity…
“How many years will this shooting buoy your ignorant myths and hate-based politics???…”
What are you ranting about now you deranged POS?
Look at yours, and the response of those like you, to this man’s death…you are the POS….
WHO is the POS? Go pray about it GT and come back on Sunday, maybe we can discuss it.
They don’t care about this issue, they only care about insulting people, they don’t even read the comments. They damn sure don’t care about that man that was killed. I’m posting in favor of body cameras and yet that is taken as what…I’m crazy because I support keeping bad police in line and not allowing things like this to happen.
Brigid, you are way to smart to side with that asshole. Your points are better taken stand alone. When you back him, it weakens your debate, because all he cares about is hating on other people. I do get the sense you actually give a shit. Even when we don’t agree.
To simplify it: You don’t hate based on politics and race…and they hate you for that. They hate you for not being despicable, like they are.
That is what the Democrat Party has become. A party of hate, division and polarization.
Do none of these goober sown a damn tie?
Do none of these goobers own a damn tie?!
Would you feel better if they went to Walmart and bought a big fucking bowtie?
Good point. It could be worse.
FITS – add the video, it explains far more.
Looks like they might have taken the video down, I watched it early this a.m. The 50 year old was running in handcuffs while he was being fired upon, at least 8 or 9 shots, recorded by a bystander, he also had taser marks. The video does not look good for the cop.
Interesting the video looks a little different than the one that was removed, but here is another source?
It’s still up at the Chas Post & Courier, WIS, WLTX, etc.
It was early when I read it, I get Google alerts, but the first video I watched, it looked like he was handcuffed while running, but the the next didn’t. Maybe it was too early and not enough coffee.
“South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley:
“We have many good law enforcement officers in the field. What happened in this case is not acceptable in South Carolina, nor is it reflective of our values or of the way most of our law enforcement officials act, and I assure all South Carolinians that the criminal judicial process will proceed fully. This is a sad time for everyone in South Carolina, and I urge everyone to work together to help our community heal.” — statement released.
South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott
“The horrific video that came to light yesterday is deeply troubling. It is clear the killing of Walter Scott was unnecessary and avoidable, and my prayers are with the Scott family as they go through this ordeal. The swift action taken by SLED and the relevant authorities upon receiving the video shows the severity of this terrible event.
With several protests planned today, I join community leaders in North Charleston in calling for peace. I understand the hurt, the frustration and the anger many are feeling today. But violence solves nothing.
We must come together as a community, as a state, and as a nation in working to bring our communities together and rebuild trust.” – statement released
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn
“I’ve said for a long time that we have to spend a little more time vetting these officers. I hope it’s not as bad as it seems, because if it is what I have just seen there, I think that South Carolina is going to get a pretty bad reputation.” –interview with News19, moments after viewing the video.
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford:
“I believe the unfathomable and unconscionable killing of Walter Scott, captured on video for all four of his children to see, should be met with real consequence and a thorough review. In the past year, we have witnessed communities torn apart by police-involved deaths from Ferguson to New York City, and now such a tragedy has struck right here at home. We cannot let the actions of one officer cast a shadow on every man and woman who wears a badge, particularly when I believe they overwhelmingly serve our community honorably in all sorts of very trying settings and circumstances. My prayers are with the family and friends of Walter Scott and all affected in this tragedy.” –statement via Facebook
SC NAACP President Lonnie Randolph:
The South Carolina NAACP would like to commend the U.S. Attorney’s office, the FBI, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and other law enforcement personnel who assisted in bringing charges against Officer Michael T. Slager in the fatal shooting of Walter L. Scott, an unarmed citizen of North Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Scott, a 50-year old African American, had been initially detained during a traffic stop.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Mr. Scott who must endure the heartache that follows such a tragic event. The NAACP will remain engaged locally as members of the community attempt to process the details of this incident.
We acknowledge the brave citizen who captured the shooting incident on video then swiftly released it to the public. I cannot underscore enough how important it is for persons who witness alleged crimes to give an account of what they saw.
The rapid response by law enforcement in this matter does bring some level of comfort to the community in the hopes that the judicial process will render an adequate measure of justice for the victim. We will continue to monitor the investigation and resulting litigation as it moves through the Courts.”
Obviously not you. What if it was your family. There are several scenarios to play out, but what if….
So by listening to what a gaggle of opportunist politicians say about something they are not involved in…it shows I care…
I’m guessing you’re not a logic major…LMAO…
I am a rational thinker, thank you very much. Both logic and abstract. It was the video that caught my attention early this morning while your sorry ass was probably still sleeping.
That is what you dumb ass hard core Republicans don’t get – we are ALL people.
So we’re supposed to care what some blowhard politicians says to horn in on the publicity. No thanks.
We are supposed to care that a man died over a fucking break light. Now, I am sure more evidence will be presented, but if you don’t have enough compassion to give a shit that someone was gunned down, even though our state politicians are admitting it was wrong, Republicans at that, then please don’t ever call yourself a Christian. I am far more Christian than you are and I don’t even deserve that badge.
You are just a hateful person who cares about no one but himself. I would hate to live your life. Every day, when I think mine might suck – I remember you and it’s all sunshine and roses.
PT – don’t let him get you riled. Just click that little flag on his post and it will magically be sent to the dust bin.
Truth is : they need to bury this MoFo policemen for giving the leftwing race-mythologists and the Democrat Party, new life….
Obama TOTALLY crapped out in Ferguson….But now I bet he’s going to re-work the future of the Democrat Party on “If I had a brother, he’d look like Walter”…even if Obama’s REAL brother lives in squalor in some [email protected]$$-ackward cesspool of a country…
All your rhetoric doesn’t change the facts, it only makes people hate whites and Republicans more. IF there is an injustice, then we need to own it and make it right – not hate on the damn family that just lost a member.
You hated whites and Republicans to the maximum before this happened…this tragedy will just help you exploit other weak-minded people to be as illogical and as stupid as you…
Stupid is as stupid does – looks like I am talking to stupid. Damn – I really need to stop talking to you before my brain is eroded by the hate that resides in yours. You hate anyone who doesn’t think exactly like you. You pretend to want justice, preserve traditional values. I guess part of your traditional values includes spewing venom and hate. That is not the party I signed up for, nor a party I will support/endorse etc. I am proud of those Republicans who spoke out.
Just so your stupid ass knows, I am white.
Then they wonder why no black American in his right mind would vote Republican nowadays. The Dixiecrats ARE the southern states’ GOPs.
Not only do they wonder, but for anyone who has contributed money to the cause – they are relentless in the surveys. I filled out several, but I really don’t think they give a care about my opinion, only money I might contribute.
A word of caution – don’t contribute to campaigns unless you want to receive a bunch of junk mail asking for more more more.
Because the Democrats have done so much for them, look at how much Obama has done for them.
It blows me away, that a man is shot and killed, yet all anyone can think of is how people can make money off of it. Is this really America? Does a single person on this site give a shit that a man died? Is it ALL politics?
SC is one of the most racist states I have ever lived in. I can’t recall a state I have heard the N word used so frequently. A black man dies, it must be for political gain. Really?
The majority on here believe we should bring in the firing squad for injustices based on a recent poll. Yet, not when it is a white officer charged?
If you hate it this much, why do you stay here? Maybe you’d prefer California a New England state.
Fight or flight. Right now, I am in the fight mode, but trust me, I am not opposed to The Big Sort. I hate this shit.
I’m with you. When these racist fucks show themselves they should be put down like the dogs they are after being given a choice to leave or face the consequences. Grand Fuckwad gets no choice. Put that rabid dog down hard.
It’s always something. Let’s hate those homosexual who are breaking the fabric of society, let’s hate those lazy blacks who have fancy cars and cell phones, let’s shoot anyone we “think” might have committed a crime without due process, let’s get those damn Mexican’s out of our state and by all means let’s get rid of those who don’t believe in Judeo Christian values – it’s their fault to start with?
It’s hate, hate, hate – where is the love?
Wow – WE agree on something? :)
You’re about a generation and a half too late for “peace, love, dope”. Now you might as walk around with a rainbow colored Hillary in 2016 t-shirt.
No thanks, I’ll pass on the Hillary shirt.
It blows me away, the same people who fight for right to life, fight for those black babies in the womb, don’t give a shit what happens to them outside the womb. You don’t find that a little hypocritical? Not the least?
Nope. Once they’re born they have a path to follow, if you follow the wrong path then I don’t give a shit what happens. A lot of it has to do with the parenting or lack of that they receive.
Oh I get it, let’s force them to live until we kill them? Is that the New Age philosophy?
If they choose the wrong path, I have no issues with your philosophy.
It isn’t my philosophy, it is yours. You appear to believe we should make abortion illegal, in spite of the fact there is evidence that shows the crime rate went down after abortion did become legal.
Sounds like you would force people to have children that they cannot take care of and/or place them in a bad home life. Yet when these same people commit crimes we should just kill them.
Who is choosing their path?
“…yet all anyone can think of is how people can make money off of it.” I don’t understand what you are referring to. Where is that being stated, and by whom? I’m also unclear how this is a Republican issue, that Republicans need to ‘own’ and apologize for. “That IMO will humanize the Republican party far more than any cover up. Admit when it’s wrong and try to correct it. Don’t play into race baiting games.” Where is that happening? What is the connection is there to the Republican Party in this story? I don’t understand what you are saying, not arguing with you, just in case it sounds that way. I haven’t heard of any Republicans saying that this was justified, in fact it is being universally condemned by everyone.
It’s all over this page. Let me see if I can dig back far enough to find the comments.
Below what Slager said over the radio and what was actually happening. I know it can be hard to judge age but missing it by 25 years?
Eyewitness video of the incident shows as many as eight shots were fired, but the radio transmissions between Slager and police officials indicate Scott was only hit once on his left side and once in the butt.
The transmissions, when paired with the video, also show discrepancies in what was being relayed to dispatchers and what the video shows.
“I’m at Rivers near the pawn shop. We’re headed now — Shots fired! Subject is down. He’s near my feet,” Slager can be heard saying in the transmissions.
However, Scott was more than a dozen feet away and running from Slager when he collapsed.
Slager is told to make sure the scene is secure.
“It is,” Slager responds. “Another gunshot wound to his butt… Give information to you now. Black male, mid-20s to 30s. Gunshot wound to the left side, the the back, one left side to the buttock. All responsive at the job. First aid.”
Again, they eyewitness video seems to show something different than what is described in the radio transmission. The video show’s Scott being cuffed after he was shot, but does not seem to show first aid being rendered.
What is visible is Slager picking up something from the ground and dropping it near Scott.
He picked up the Taser he dropped when he switched to his pistol. In the video he can be seen going pack to get it in the video, taking it and dropping it near Mr. Scott, then later holstering it. – “part of securing the scene”.
Rendering “first aid” is the last step and it should never be done by the officer who did the shooting. What “CPR” or “First Aid” looks like is different in every case – it was obvious to me that Mr. Scott was dead when Slager cuffed him, the body just flops back to the ground with no muscular tension. The Officer in the gloves can be seen apparently checking for a pulse.
You NEVER PERFORM CPR ON A GUN SHOT VICTIM, all you will do is speed up the exsanguination. Every chest compression you perform pushes blood out of the circulatory system and onto the ground or inside the thoracic cavity. You can perform mouth to mouth but you should always try to stop the bleeding first.
Why is their concern for justice and lives of Americans motivated by racial hatred and Democrat politics?
They ONLY care if it’s a crime that FITS their political agenda.
I wonder how many SC black on black shootings in the exact same manner happened in the past week.
And your point is?
They are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Why? Blacks are typically more poor and cannot afford the representation the rich can. Look the numbers up, I didn’t want to believe it, but I did look a few years back.
So all white people are rich?
If you really care, do your own research.
A couple good sources include Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pew Research and here I’ll post a link for SC: http://abstract.sc.gov/chapter13/income4.php
The point is that black on black crime is overlooked and when a cop does the same thing it escalates into insanity, because the police have badges to hide behind. However, black on black murder is 9 of 10 if not 99% in some places like Chicago, and the piles of bodies get no attention from the media or from race hustlers like Rev. Al. Those numbers don’t lie. But no one seems to care about those dead black people.
It isn’t we don’t care – we can’t change Chicago. We can change SC.
Well, sadly, the murder rate is about the same all over the country. For homicide stats, 91% of the time, when a black person is murdered it is another black person. I am old enough to remember a time in the 1990s when the black public had Stop the Violence movements, hip hop records about it, and it was often spoken about by activists, but in 2015, it is apparently racist to discuss this. That is why any people myself included are exasperated when race hustlers like Al Sharpton has nothing to say about it, but plenty to say about the rare occurrence of a white officer killing a black person. Speaking of making money off this, HE is the one who stands to profit whenever these incidents occur.
Don’t disagree he does stand to profit.
I didn’t really grow up in a racist area, somewhat, but I always argued that people are people, they are a product of experience. That was a debate that started around 6 or 7 years old. Many in my area, which were white trailer trash, would disagree. I have experienced racism directed at me, but I have also experienced working through that to find some common ground.
It’s really hard, even when people injure you, if they say “I’m sorry,” not to forgive them. We (Republicans) don’t do that, we go on offense and that just makes it worse. It’s like picking at an old scab and never gives it a chance to heal.
Let their voices and concerns be heard. Apologize where we were wrong, slavery was brutal. Ask for forgiveness and try to work together.
That may sound very naive, but has anyone in the past decade really tried that?
I am going to give a very personal experience of prejudice. I am part Indian, among other mixed breeds, but I have traced my bloodline back to Scottland 1600’s – imagine that.
One of my great great’s was part of the Revolutionary War, a well known figure in history. He and his brother watched their father killed by Indians. They were ruthless. They hunted down the whole family and then some (maybe a very slight exaggeration) and killed them. They were outlaws for years. They finally got a pardon due to their service in the War.
Fast forward – My great, three or 4 times removed, hated Indians. I wonder if he would hate me because I am part Indian?
Somewhat similar story here. It sounds like the clan mentality where these stories are told and retold through the years which creates and reinforces prejudices.
A significant majority of long time east coast families have some Cherokee (or other mixed Native American) blood in them – he’d more than likely be hating himself.
Yep, I am part Cherokee.
Me too – like 1/128…
LOL – Not sure what mine is, my Great Grandmother was mostly Cherokee. Maybe 1/16th? The point is, I don’t my Great Great would hate me because I am part Indian. Times change if we allow them to.
You do realize that 99% of geneology is bullshit and lies. I laugh at the people who say they’ve traced their lineage back to the 1400’s or earlier. I also find it interesting to find that everyone of these people have royal blood or are the decendent of a historically known individual. Nobody every came from a line of beggars and thieves.
You are certainly entitled to your opinions, which are not lacking, but I did say 1600’s.
Ahhh….it that what NWA was rapping about…….stop the violence…….who knew. Thank you for you expert analysis of the “black public.”
Huh? The latest murder in the Charleston area was a white 19-year-old woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death in a trendy apartment complex.
BTW, if you bothered to learn, there have been many studies showing that the murder rate in a community correlates to its poverty level, not to its racial makeup.
A black COP shooting a black suspect in the back? Zero, I’d imagine.
Drunks and drug dealers arent paid to protect the citizens, nothing wrong with outrage over senseless violence that goes unnoticed but this is different, way different.
You know, this type of cop behavior is (I think I remember) just what the Pennsylvania sniper had in mind when he executed the Penn State trooper and tried to kill that other one and start a shooting campaign. Thug cops prey on the defenseless (read “poor” or “working class”) white as well as the black man.
They prey on all, they are not supposed to have a “quota” per se, but they do. If they are not writing tickets they will lose their job. The difference is poor white/black cannot afford defense that the rich can. So they go to jail or plead guilty to a crime they did not even commit, because it costs less.
I used to work in North Charleston. The police there act like highway robbers. They camp out near stop signs that are totally unnecessary and are ignored by most drivers. These stop signs are at the exits of strip malls where normally you just look both ways and turn onto the empty street rather than come to a full stop. One time, this policewomen was trying to explain why she was giving me a ticket and I swear she was embarrassed and flustered. She was probably new and wasn’t quite used to the B.S. yet.
On a funnier note:
Over Easter break my husband/daughter played a game of spin the wheel and you either get a good jelly belly or a bad one. They landed on all the bad ones, though my 6 year old thought the toothpaste was really good.
One of the Jelly Belly’s is called Booger flavor. He teased her saying she might actually like that one. Her response – priceless:
I won’t like that, it isn’t homemade.
A man walks into a bar and finds a drunk playing with a small ball of gloop. The drunk mutters to himself, ‘It looks like plastic, but it feels like rubber.’ Interested, the man looks over the drunk’s shoulder and takes a peek at the strange substance. ‘It’s weird stuff,’ says the drunk. ‘It looks like plastic but it feels like rubber.’ ‘That’s unusual,’ says the man. ‘I’m a chemist, perhaps I can tell what it is.’ The drunk hands the man the gloop and he rolls it between his fingers. ‘You’re right,’ he says. ‘It does look like plastic but feels like rubber. Do you know where it came from?’ ‘Sure,’ replies the drunk. ‘It just fell out of my nose.”
Spitting on keyboard laughing!!!!!
Introducing new words to my 5 year old at the time, I asked if she knew what a nasal cavity is. She puts her hand on her chin and eyes looking up in deep thought.
A light switched on….
She said, “is that like when you get a cavity on the teeth in your booger holes?”
Now cut that out..!! (haw! haw!) OK, a bonus for ya’
Ted and his wife were working in their garden one day when Ted looks over at his wife and says: “Your butt is getting really big, I mean really big! I bet your butt is bigger than the barbecue.”
With that he proceeded to get a measuring tape and measure the grill and then went over to where his wife was working and measured his wife’s bottom.
“Yes, I was right, your butt is two inches wider than the barbecue!!!!”
The wife chooses to ignore her husband. Later that night in bed, Ted is feeling a little frisky. He makes some advances towards his wife who completely brushes him off.
“What’s wrong?” he asks.
She answers: “Do you really think I’m going to fire up this big-ass grill for one little weenie?”
Gonna have to re-visit every single cop shooting and cop killing on the books in South Carolina. There is NO STATUTE of Limitations on MURDER. Dust off the cases, and lets see what we can find?? LMAO!!! This entire matter is about to open a CAN OF WORMS.
Last I checked a black man who had been in prison for some 25+ years was released from death row based on DNA evidence. Let me see if I can find a link.
I am sure there are others, but Google search headlines consist of current event in SC. However, here is a case in AL:
“He said: “For 16 years Mr Hinton spent additional time locked down on death row simply because the state was not willing to risk the perception that they are not tough on crime and instead decided to risk the execution of an innocent person and that for me was the most shameful part of this case.”
He added: “Mr Hinton is the 152nd person to be exonerated after being sentenced to death.”
Imagine 152nd person exonerated after being sentenced to death. Wonder what happened earlier? How many innocents died? Food For thought.
STFU you troll.
And that story is front page on Fox this morning — read entire article. All I have to say is “DAMN” …….
I saw a similar article yesterday, what makes this one more interesting is the video interview.
Amazing to me that the mayor and police chief both look like boss hogs, the one looks like an older Danny Frazier, … sorry Parcells i know i said i wouldnt say negative things but it sure seems like this is becoming a problem, time for the white people to realize this isnt all hot air bullshit from the black community.
Your pic of Mayor Summey looks like he’s ordering a sammich.
Looks to me like he is trying to hold back a fart.
His hands are at the ready for the, “excuse me…..”
It’s funny, but I do think he was/is trying to do the right thing.
Fox & Friends Spent More Time on Rob Lowe than Walter Scott This Morning
By Evan McMurry
11:52 am, April 9th, 2015
Fox & Friends made some interesting coverage choices yesterday on the shooting death of Walter Scott, including bringing on a legal expert who mused that planting evidence used to be “standard operating procedure.”
But the shooting was at least covered, twice during Fox & Friend’s A block. On Thursday, however, the morning show skipped the story entirely, save for three brief updates from news anchor Heather Nauert. The updates each lasted about twenty seconds, for a total of one minute of coverage out of three hours. …
Fox & Friends hardly had a packed show. The hosts twice covered a dispute over Rob Lowe’s DirecTV ads, both segments lasting several minutes apiece. They interviewed the teenager who was denied prize money by ESPN. They covered the photo of the Ecuadorian president standing next to a child wearing an “I’m With Stupid” t-shirt.
Scott didn’t have insurance papers or registration papers when he was stopped; was in the process of buying that Mercedes like he said or was something else going on there?