This story is what it is, that is Michael Slager became a bad cop, when he shot Walter Scott hitting him five times. It's obvious that one particular juror has a problem with that, being the case. In this case evidence against Slager isn't circumstantial, anyone that saw the video, saw that Scott was running from Slager not towards him.
All cops such as Slager take an oath to serve and protect. The day that Slager drew his weapon and fired eight times at Scott he wasn't at all living up to that oath.
Cops have to be held accountable for their actions, above all law abiding citizens. Slager has been charged, now he needs to be convicted.
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.
I guess some comments go from ignorant to well meaning, but I keep hearing a since of lawlessness wanted, shielded by the 2nd amendment. Standing your ground does not mean that you follow someone, only went to the store to skittles. Nor does it mean that nobody has a right to listen to music, loud or less than even knowing that it's on. Nine people should be able to go to Bible study and not be dead, because someone believes that the government generosity, gave them more than any of them deserved. A ticket is more than enough of a price to pay for broken tail light.
If you want to live in a society where everyone totes,go to Mexico. In Mexico corruption is out of control, because everyone totes and law enforcement side's with who ever pays them off. No doubt when it comes to fairness in the law there is really not a true winner here. There are to many with guns that shouldn't have them, and that's the real problem.
Well said, my brother if only more people from the African American community would at least think about what you're saying. Personally I don't believe that fifthty local or even a hundred local boycotts, will not change anything. I do believe that self help and good grassroots movement will.
Legislation has proved over and over again, that not all people change how they really feel, because it's the law. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying forget legislation, but decisions or indecisions are not going to change anything over the course of one day,election,or what is done by legislators. The rest is really up to us to stand up as a community, and help ourselves for causes that affect the African American community.
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