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

Do they have a clue of what going to happened in the country if the Justice system even think about turning there head on a clear cold CASE of MURDER what ever happened to chasing a SUSPECT now it a target practice thing and that clear in this VIDEO

Posted by Joe Wonder on November 6, 2016 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Shooting eyewitness takes the stand during trial of Michael Slager

The Post and Courier has a better (more complete) version of the day's events. I think the real story here is the prosecutors behavior so far. It seems to me she is giving the jury every opportunity to cut Slager a break. At one point yesterday the judge objected to the defense questioning because Wilson either wouldn't or didn't understand that Savage was bullying the witness.

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Posted by CityDweller29403 on November 5, 2016 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

Yes, I agree, Jackson Browne is the poster child for pretenders

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Shooting eyewitness takes the stand during trial of Michael Slager

I guess the murderer got very angry that Scott was struggling with him after he caught him, so when Scott got free and started running away, the murderer started shooting at him. So sad.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM

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

Don't they realize that having an abortion is often done for a very selfless, ethical reason, namely to prevent an unwanted child from being born?
My mom's parents did not intend to have any children. But my grandma got accidentally pregnant, so my mom got born. And when she found out she was not planned for, that they did not intend to have kids, she resented that greatly. She became very neurotic, struggled with depression. She married, had two kids with my father, but she was difficult to live with for our family. Had she not been born, she would not have suffered. And I would not have existed, i suffered terribly as a child from evil bullies in school. It was sheer hell in that school. I would have been spared that, had I not existed.
These Christians who want to demonstrate, are supposed to behave ethically. An ethical thing is to prevent unwanted kids from being born.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 5, 2016 at 11:22 AM

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

Btw. This isn't a new thing. There are always people protesting at this facility. They are not allowed in the parking lot so they park on the street and hate bash/shame/guilt women with religion. No one walks into that place without a heavy heart. It is a helpless and sad place to be. Most women are there because they are alone without a hand to hold. Please, dont make it worse for them. I have held the hand of a friend in a very bad situation there. Empathy goes a long way.

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Posted by Adriana Simpson on November 5, 2016 at 10:17 AM

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: “Gentrification hits home (and businesses) in Charleston

"The Pretender"

I'm going to rent myself a house
In the shade of the freeway
I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning
And go to work each day
And when the evening rolls around
I'll go on home and lay my body down
And when the morning light comes streaming in
I'll get up and do it again
Amen
Say it again
Amen

I want to know what became of the changes
We waited for love to bring
Were they only the fitful dreams
Of some greater awakening
I've been aware of the time going by
They say in the end it's the wink of an eye
And when the morning light comes streaming in
You'll get up and do it again
Amen

Caught between the longing for love
And the struggle for the legal tender
Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
And the junk man pounds his fender
Where the veterans dream of the fight
Fast asleep at the traffic light
And the children solemnly wait
For the ice cream vendor
Out into the cool of the evening
Strolls the Pretender
He knows that all his hopes and dreams
Begin and end there

Ah the laughter of the lovers
As they run through the night
Leaving nothing for the others
But to choose off and fight
And tear at the world with all their might
While the ships bearing their dreams
Sail out of sight

I'm going to find myself a girl
Who can show me what laughter means
And we'll fill in the missing colors
In each other's paint-by-number dreams
And then we'll put our dark glasses on
And we'll make love until our strength is gone
And when the morning light comes streaming in
We'll get up and do it again
Get it up again

I'm going to be a happy idiot
And struggle for the legal tender
Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
To the heart and the soul of the spender
And believe in whatever may lie
In those things that money can buy
Though true love could have been a contender
Are you there?
Say a prayer for the Pretender
Who started out so young and strong
Only to surrender
J.Browne

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Posted by LA 1 on November 4, 2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Seize the ballot box

Really? You honestly felt it was necessary to say 'Grab it by the Pussy'? You a writer or a shock jock radio announcer?

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Posted by Jshicke on November 4, 2016 at 2:09 PM

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

Hey no problem to me ... I think anyone that is honest to themselves,
realizes that Sec Clinton is the definition of a Corrupt career politician, no matter the party.

So, finding someone else to support is easy enough

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 4, 2016 at 1:50 PM

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

@Artrogue: South Carolina law prohibits write-in votes for President/VP races. You can write in Senator Sanders for something else, but... yeah. Sorry.

@William All-Caps: while I believe that the blazers worn at the expensive, private boarding schools that young Donald attended were blue, calling a silver-spoon, Ivy-leaguer, million-dollar-gift-from-daddy guy a "blue collar" anything is laughable. Is it because he speaks like an elementary-school-aged person? That's fairly insulting to the working man, don't you think?

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 4, 2016 at 9:37 AM

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

Ron Liberte can't be told anything, he is a narrow minded idiot. Its weird how people like him think they are open minded and fair. Im not saying he is an idiot because he is a democrat, im saying it because of his consistent false hoods and misinterputation of the facts.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on November 4, 2016 at 8:01 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: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Perfect role model for kids and adults alike.....if you are amoral.....
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9v97xH6Bof0&…

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Posted by tupper29406 on November 3, 2016 at 9:20 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: “Now is when voters decide what 'Making America great' really means

Better check your facts Ron.. its far worse than just emails. Anyone who thinks they might want to vote for Sec. Clinton.. better take a closer look at the corruption and pay for play with the Clinton Foundation. In actual fact, the FBI has been highly professional and investigating the corruption with the Clinton Foundation for over a year.
This is not going away and even after the election, people will be going to jail.

Anyone who wants to vote,as informed as possible, should look into this additional evidence for themselves.. dont take my posts for fact.
The Clintons are as corrupt in american politics as anyone can get not matter the party.

Bernie supporters should be mad as hell.

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Posted by artrogue on November 3, 2016 at 1:18 PM
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