EDIT. Now there’s Walter Scott dashcam footage thanks to KasuwellTV2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CbrrZ8RDXI
Unlike the Martin/Zimmerman and Ferguson incidents. Michael Slager won’t get off the hook for murdering unarmed Black Man Walter Scott. And my take on the race baiting going on in the media.
Story here. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3029597/Cop-charged-black-man-s-murder-opening-fire-eight-times-shooting-ran-away-saying-did-felt-threatened.html
Patrolman First Class Michael Slager, 33, shot Walter Scott, 50, in North Charleston on Saturday after pulling him over for a malfunctioning brake light.
Slager was charged with murder, a felony which carries a conviction of death or a term of 30 years to life in prison, according to a statement from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
In a statement carried by WFLA, Aylor said Scott “confronted Officer Slager, reached for his Taser, as trained by the department, and then a struggle ensued as the driver tried to overpower Officer Slager in an effort to take his Taser who then felt threatened and reached for his department issued firearm and fired his weapon.”
But footage of the incident shot by a bystander — and first obtained by the New York Times and the Post and Courier — appears to show a different set events.
The footage shows Scott being shot eight times as he attempted to run away.
The footage then shows Scott collapsing to the ground. The video then appears to show Slager dropping an object next to Scott’s body.
On Tuesday, Aylor announced that he was no longer representing Slager, calling the shooting death “a terrible tragedy.”
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“The police officer who killed Walter Scott in South Carolina laughed about the adrenaline rush he was feeling, in a conversation that offers a new insight into his mindset in the minutes after the shooting.
Patrolman Michael Slager made the remarks during a discussion with a senior officer after fatally shooting Scott in North Charleston on 5 April. A recording of their conversation was obtained by the Guardian.” *
Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) and Ana Kasparian (http://www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian) discuss.
*Read more here http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/12/walter-scott-shooting-officer-michael-slager-audio-recording
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