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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Features

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

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

I believe in Charleston that we can set the stage for what being united, by keeping Burke alive and well. Being united first has to start at the local government level. It's always been to my understanding that the county,city,and state governments support the same people. Then why not each do their part to save an institution that can unite and serve everyone well.

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Posted by Xman on December 2, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

I dream to create a hospitality high school focused on the hospitality Industry in Charleston. I think Burke would be a great location to start this off. It offers so much that we could all benefit.

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Posted by Bill Twaler on December 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

I remember when Stoney Field opened. It was built on "reclaimed land" - the City of Charleston's garbage dump. Bishop England football players dubbed it Golgotha. It's a sin and a shame the City has chosen to let it fall into disrepair.

I also remember when Burke High School was a force for good in our community. I remember being thrilled by their band's performances in parades. I remember watching their debate teams in tournaments perform with poise and skill. I remember seeing Burke students around town - quietly proud and always joyful.

We, as Charlestonians, need to do everything we can to help Burke High School ascend to her former glory. She MUST become the shining jewel she was in Charleston's crown again. She deserves our help. Her students, past present and future, deserve our very best efforts.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on November 30, 2016 at 7:57 AM

Re: “SCE&G wants to sell you a service plan, too

I had surge protection thru SCE&G and they didn't pay out. They send you a denial letter then you never get put on permanent hold. It's a scam.

Posted by Rio Cox on November 29, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Re: “The largely unregulated service plan industry is booming in South Carolina

They didn't pay out on my claim. The who thing is a scam.

Posted by Rio Cox on November 29, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Attorneys for the state rest their case in the trial of Michael Slager

"The court's view of his actions on that day cannot be viewed the same as a Saturday night killing or a typical murder case, but must be viewed through the eyes of a reasonable police officer at the time he determined to use lethal force"

This is correct. As a police officer, he is not limited to firing in self defense. The 'Fleeing Felon' law, as amended around 1985, says an officer can fire upon a fleeing suspect IF THE OFFICER HAS PROBABLE CAUSE to determine the suspect is a danger to the officer, other officers in the area, or the community at large. This is what many people do not realize in these cases. An officer can LEGALLY shoot you in the back if the above conditions are met.

When determining guilt, the jury must consider if probable cause existed to fire. The suspect did not have to be an ACTUAL danger, only that the officer had a reasonable belief that the suspect could possibly be a danger. Unarmed or not, the officer can legally shoot you if he believes you are a danger at the time he fired.

In this case, the jury will be asked to determine if such probable cause existed. Could the officer see that the suspect, Mr. Scott, was unarmed? We can see his hands from our angle, but can the officer? Was the fact that the officer could not search Mr. Scott, and the later struggle, enough to create a reasonable image that Mr. Scott was a danger to others?

For this to be murder, there must be malice, and forethought. I doubt the prosecution has proved this. Moving the taser, if done to contaminate the scene, is not enough to prove murder. The prosecution should have avoided the political pressure to try for a murder conviction, and instead tried for voluntary manslaughter, which, I believe, would have been a more accurate charge for this case. But, what do I know.....

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Posted by Jshicke on November 28, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Scientists have unearthed ancient artifacts that are upending the history of mankind

I always believed that America had more migration periods as this great article was released to the public. If sea faring people can find Hawaii, Easter Island, New Zealand, etc, How could paleo migrants not bump into a entire , big as hell continent???? . Just my thoughts, DC Happy Turkey day

Posted by David Chalfant on November 25, 2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

I have ben around long enough to remember when the gays "outed" others because they wanted to legitimize their own actions...and they force fed the gayr agenda on all of us...now the transgenders followed and what do we have? 37 gender choices..this is what the rest of the world does NOT WANT...

STOP SHOVING YOUR CHOICES IN LIFE DOWN MY THROAT..IT IS TIME TO BUILD AD NOT TEAR DOWN

Posted by Sara Bridge Reinhardt on November 24, 2016 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

There is nothing wrong for being guy as we all know, the problem is that if a man is guy and wants to interfere with women life (abortion issue), he better shut up since he knows nothing of the pain and stresses a lady will take to make her body decision!!

Posted by neutral.pundit on November 19, 2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Megan Cronin: Seattle transplant

Hi. My wife and I just moved here from Seattle too!!

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Posted by Michael Johnson 1 on November 17, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

"Don't worry artrogue, you will have at least four and probably eight years to call for her impeachment."

Your usual level of accuracy here. Consistency means a lot, though, and your record is solid there.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on November 9, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley (Constitution)
Evan McMullin/Nathan Johnson (Independence)
Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka (Green)
Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican)
Peter Skewes/Michael Lacy (American)
Gary Johnson/Bill Weld (Libertarian)

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Posted by artrogue on November 7, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Don't worry artrogue, you will have at least four and probably eight years to call for her impeachment.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on November 7, 2016 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Nothing has stuck to HRC because there isn't anything to stick - She's just been "GOP'ed". Trump's a standup guy, right atrogue?
http://usuncut.com/politics/donald-trump-u…

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Posted by tupper29406 on November 7, 2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

The FBI did not say any such thing Ron. Please read the director's letter closer.
It is very carefully worded.

It does not mention anything about emails between her assistants or anything about the Clinton foundation investigation. Which is apparently a separate investigation.
We wont know anything else about Mrs Clinton's pay for play until after election day.. which is a shame. Everyone will have to make as informed a choice as possible.
Still we know plenty.. more than enough to know she has no business being anywhere near the office of President or anymore seats of power working for us.

There are plenty of other choices.. especially for supporters of Bernie...who should know damn well that the DNC, the Clintons and lots of the media worked hard, in secret, to damage his chances.

Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley (Constitution)
Evan McMullin/Nathan Johnson (Independence)
Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka (Green)
Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican)
Peter Skewes/Michael Lacy (American)
Gary Johnson/Bill Weld (Libertarian)

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Posted by artrogue on November 7, 2016 at 10:18 AM
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