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Posted by Hellomommy on December 9, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Re: “With so many eyes on the street, justice today might rely only on a video

It seems to me the central question is what about Scott caused Slager's "fear" from a man who was obviously trying to get away from him. Scott didn't attack Slager; he ran away. Whatever caused the altercation and whatever happened during it, was due to Scott's not wanting to deal with Slager. When the shots were fired, he was 18 feet away. I am not one to yell "racist" at every opportunity, but whether or not Slager was even aware of it, if you are honest you have to ask how much Scott' being Black contributed to Slager's "fear" for his life. t is almost impossible to deny the racial elements in the case.

Posted by LauraMorris on December 9, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Re: “South Carolina women plan to board a bus to the Women's March on Washington

Wow, that will be amazing to see the tens of women marching in protest. Hope it doesn't affect mall parking.

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Posted by Tim Johansen on December 8, 2016 at 7:43 PM

Re: “With so many eyes on the street, justice today might rely only on a video

Liberte, I wonder if more people would believe the moon landings were real if it had been streamed live on Facebook.

Why skip around what you are trying to say. just say it; "If Scott had been the cop he would be found guilty of murder". See? Not that hard to sound racist, even when you reverse the situation. Personally, I think the outcome would be the same.

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Posted by Jshicke on December 8, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “With so many eyes on the street, justice today might rely only on a video

I wonder what the verdict would have been if the length of the video and actions depicted in the video were the same, but Slager and Scott had their roles reversed.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 7, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Re: “With so many eyes on the street, justice today might rely only on a video

"With so many eyes on the street, justice today might rely only on a video "

and injustice may also be caused by a video. People are so used to being spoon fed their information now that few think on their own. They see a video or photo that appears to show one thing and refuse to accept that something else is occurring, already having formed their opinion based on what they think they see, or what others have told them they believe.

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Posted by Jshicke on December 7, 2016 at 1:24 PM
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