South Carolina Officer Is Charged With Murder in Black Man’s Death - page 5

A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man... Read More

  1. by   StNeotser
    I did watch the video, but I don't think I will again. I think the saddest thing was watching Laquan McDonalds obviously dead body moving from the force of the superfluous bullets going into it.

    It's difficult to know whether a conviction will ensue. I am however tired of seeing "justice" being meted out on the streets instead of the courtroom.
  2. by   chare
    Prosecutor: Officer's shooting of unarmed man in back "flat out wrong"
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The murder trial of a white former police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist eight times as he ran away from a traffic stop opened on Thursday against a backdrop of violence by and toward police across the nation.

    In her opening statement, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson told the jury of 11 white people and one black man that former North Charleston officer Michael Slager may have been provoked if Walter Scott wrestled his stun gun from him, but that doesn’t justify shooting Scott in the back as he tried to run away.
  3. by   toomuchbaloney
    They are not above the laws they are asked to enforce.
  4. by   herring_RN
    Michael Slager, Officer in Walter Scott Shooting, Gets 20-Year Sentence
    Michael Slager, Officer in Walter Scott Shooting, Gets 2-Year Sentence - The New York Times
  5. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Well, good! Looks like Michael Slager's gonna be livin' rough for the next 20 years, if he even makes it that long. I somehow doubt he will.