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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: The Battery

Re: “National anti-abortion campaign to hold rally at Charleston Women's Medical Center Friday night

I don't recall ever seeing one of these events that intends to curb women's rights that was not led by a man... interesting.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 5, 2016 at 6:33 AM

Re: “National anti-abortion campaign to hold rally at Charleston Women's Medical Center Friday night

Rape defense course on gauging eyes!

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Posted by Aedrea Waggoner-Queen on November 4, 2016 at 8:15 PM
Posted by hollyplay on November 4, 2016 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys ask judge to toss out video of Walter Scott shooting

"Your honor, motion that the court remove from evidence the evidence against my client."
"Motion denied."
"Well, I tried."

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 4, 2016 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys ask judge to toss out video of Walter Scott shooting

Mr. Savage's quote, .."awful, but lawful." Absolute truth!

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Posted by Maria Mullis on November 4, 2016 at 2:47 AM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys ask judge to toss out video of Walter Scott shooting

I bet he did....how can u justify shooting unarmed man in the back multiple times. Smh

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Posted by Brandi Darling on November 3, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys argue investigators intentionally deceived former officer

If you watch the video carefully, you can tell that Michael was really disoriented before he fired (due to struggle), and when the taser fell to the ground (you can see it in the video, I believe it fell next to Michaels left leg), Michael could not see it (he was looking straight ahead), so he still believed that Scott was in possession of the taser, and as Scott started to run away (he was not really running, he just started to run), Michael fired because he still thought that Scott had a taser (and possibly another weapon) and could possibly turn around at any time and taser Michael, so he (Michael) was in fear for his life. Yes, Michael then saw the taser on the ground (he did not know that the taser fell earlier), picked it up, and then dropped it next to Scotts body, but then picked it right back up and put it back on his belt Im sure his mind was very foggy at that moment (as anyones mind would be!). I am amazed how brave everybody commenting here is when they havent been what he has been through. And dont start with he is a police officer anybody involved in such intense struggle (which hasnt been captured on video for some reason!) would be disoriented. Like his lawyer once said, its nice for you all to sit back with a cold beer and yell racism,, he was unarmed, but when you are in that moment and you have no idea if he is armed or not, and you have a baby on the way, like Michael did, I would do the same thing to protect my life. Its much more complicated than the simple minds of BLM are trying to portray. I doubt any of you reviewed the video multiple times before making such harsh judgements. And no, I have no special interest in this case just a regular bystander. And by the way, I am a law abiding citizen, unlike Scott was, and Ive never hurt anyone, but I would never value my life at $6.5 million, $100,000 at the most, if I had a family; if no family, then my life is worth nothing, well, in monetary value, that is.

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Posted by Nina 1 on November 3, 2016 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Man dressed as bottle of 'Roofies' is the worst Charleston Halloween costume of 2016

1. Go to bar
2. Insult lots of other customers, make them want to leave, costing owner money
3. Be surprised when owner has you leave instead

Brilliant! I mean, I can't imagine why women just won't let rape jokes slide like they used to... they only get funnier with time and rape is SO rare after all.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 2, 2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Man dressed as bottle of 'Roofies' is the worst Charleston Halloween costume of 2016

"...the bottle ofRohypnol was eventually escorted off the premises..."

So, he got kicked out? His costume seems stupid and designed to rile people up and I can see how it would piss people off, including me. But did he physically assault anyone? Did he order drinks and not pay? Did he puke on the floor? Those are all grounds for getting kicked out of the bar.

Wearing a costume that people don't like, though?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on November 2, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Final jury in Michael Slager trial expected to be sworn in Wednesday

Can we just get this acquittal over with already so we can move on to the next tragedy we will never learn from or do anything about?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 2, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Man dressed as bottle of 'Roofies' is the worst Charleston Halloween costume of 2016

^ Surely threatening assault in response to someone making light of assault is not the right answer.

Can I understand what this guy did was stupid, hurtful and reckless but also protected speech and probably not malicious in intent without being labeled a rape apologist? Can I empathize with the women who were traumatized by this while understanding women don't need a man's validation for their feelings? 2016 is hard y'all.

Perhaps we men should just shut up for a while in general. I'm looking forward to a woman running this country. Maybe it will change some of our perceptions.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 2, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Man dressed as bottle of 'Roofies' is the worst Charleston Halloween costume of 2016

Disgusting. This guy is going to get his ass beat I hope. Get hi a new fake hip.

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Posted by Kat Noonan on November 1, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Man dressed as bottle of 'Roofies' is the worst Charleston Halloween costume of 2016

I mean he's been wearing it every year for like the last 5 years and NOW he gets attention SMH. Not that I condone it, but really ???

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Posted by Wade Martin on November 1, 2016 at 4:05 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Slager jury selection starts today; REAL ID could be real mess for SC; The State endorses Clinton

Did The State take back their endorsement of Hillary Clinton yet?

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Posted by artrogue on November 1, 2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Kimpson plans gun reform push again; Loftis broke ethics law; Dam laws

" Hillary Clinton doubled Donald Trump's October fundraising haul, bringing in dollars for a late campaign push as tens of millions appear to be flowing past Donald Trump and to down-ballot races in an effort to protect GOP House and Senate candidates."

HAUL is a good choice of words,since it appears, the FBI is going to reopen the
email case!
Lock her up
Lock her up
Everyone knows she is a crook and most of you liberals were willing to just hold your nose and vote for her.

Bring back Bernie !

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Posted by artrogue on October 28, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Kimpson plans gun reform push again; Loftis broke ethics law; Dam laws

No mention of the college-drug ring reported by Post and Courier in June on the surprising amount of guns found in the possession of other notable privileged caucasian males. That's a wicked way to make a statement, supply the drug-dealers with guns, supply them with their DRUGS, and then make them look like the bad-guys right? Oh, then cycle all the money back into slush-funds and salary-bonus's this 'State' (South Carolina) is in a 'State' of disrepair. We need some monitoring from the federal government here before things get out of hand, wouldn't you all agree?

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Posted by Lee Bancroft Duncan II on October 28, 2016 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys argue investigators intentionally deceived former officer

The video clearly showed that the cop tried to kill Scott. I don't care what happened before that. I think 30 years in prison for the cop is fair for both.

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Posted by Vanessa Bhang on October 25, 2016 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys argue investigators intentionally deceived former officer

"Slager then says he then stepped aside, pulled his pistol, and opened fire as Scott turned away."

While I support our Officers that protect us on a daily basis, the video clearly shows Scott already running away as Slager draws his weapon, aims, and then fires. Scott had not 'Just turned away'.

"Savage argues that the officers who would have been able to respond as back-up in a timely fashion were dispatched to serve warrants, retrieve items reported lost, or simply not on duty when Slager called for assistance. "

I can agree with this. Had another officer been there, this shooting may never have happened. Two officers have a much better chance to subdue a suspect prior to it escalating to this level. Further, many people resist thinking they can overpower one officer, but would think twice before taking on two of them.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 24, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys argue investigators intentionally deceived former officer

Came to post that exact thing Kris. This is routine police work used against suspected criminals. Because the criminal in this case happens to be police, that makes it a problem all of a sudden?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 24, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Michael Slager’s attorneys argue investigators intentionally deceived former officer

Ironic that a cop should be played by the very trick they use on others.

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Posted by Kris Wiggins on October 24, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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