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Old 04-08-2015, 10:23 AM   #736
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That's utterly disgusting. Thankfully he's already been charged.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:07 AM   #737
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Hopefully he's also convicted. Sad to say that, even with the video evidence, it's not a given.

Also, they should charge his partner with aiding and abetting for not even batting an eye when Slager goes back, picks up the taser, and plants it next to the body. And Slager does it so nonchalantly, too. Makes you wonder how commonplace that is.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:30 AM   #738
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Makes you wonder how commonplace that is.

many people in minority communities would say "often." i'm thankful we now have social media and a citizenry armed with cameras who can now substantiate these claims that have been made seemingly forever. minorities who have had to deal with cops like this aren't making it up.
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:52 PM   #739
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/08/us/ferguson-election/

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A lot of changes and new information since Michael Brown died.

Some will say he would still be alive if he only obeyed the law (officer) and Ferguson was a better run city then, than it will ever be again.
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:00 PM   #740
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And then here, as with the man who was shot outside the gas station in St Louis/Ferguson (apologies, cannot remember the poor man's name), they shoot a guy and then just leave him lying there, not trying to administer aid. Or even call for a fucking ambulance.

Even if in either of those cases the shooting was justified, how the hell would they not react to get medical care for the suspect?
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Old 04-08-2015, 04:57 PM   #741
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And then here, as with the man who was shot outside the gas station in St Louis/Ferguson (apologies, cannot remember the poor man's name), they shoot a guy and then just leave him lying there, not trying to administer aid. Or even call for a fucking ambulance.

Even if in either of those cases the shooting was justified, how the hell would they not react to get medical care for the suspect?
First things first, cori. After you've fired 8 shots at your victim and he crumples to the ground, you've got to make sure you yell at him to put his hands behind his back as he breathes his last breaths (seriously, that is some fucked up theatrical bullshit right there). Then you have to make sure you plant a weapon on him. Then you've got to allow enough time to formulate some variation of "I felt threatened" for the official report. Then try to remember if you have the police union rep's number in your cell phone.

Your victim isn't going anywhere. He can wait 5 or 10 minutes for first ai--- shit, he's dead.





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Old 04-08-2015, 05:47 PM   #742
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I just read something that it's not required that police officers be CPR certified. Not sure if that's accurate, or varies by location, but holy shit, why the fuck wouldn't you be?

Also, Go Fund Me has rejected the campaign to fund the cop. GOOD.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/201...harged-murder/
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The person who set it up has also set up a Twitter account, and every tweet is directed at trying to enlist some politician or news media organization's support. What gets me is that they all say one of two things:

"He deserves to be honored for his service"

or

"Murder is too harsh a conviction for one mis-step"

Are you fucking kidding me? A "mis-step" would be him forgetting to check for warrants during a traffic stop and letting someone wanted for robbery go with just a ticket. Shooting an unarmed, fleeing man 8 times in the back and then planting a weapon on him as he lays there dying is not a fucking "mis-step" for christs sake! I can't help but wonder, since he almost certainly would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for the lucky circumstance of someone happening to film the event, what else this guy has gotten away with during his career.

But I totally get the first point. I mean, that Air Force colonel Russell Williams here in Canada did rape a bunch of women and murder (at least) two of them while breaking into dozens of houses and stealing the womens' (and not uncommonly, little girls') underwear, but he did serve for 20+ years before that and even flew the Prime Minister around a couple times, so clearly that's the important thing here. Guys like that should be praised for serving so honorably, really.

Holy fuck, this world makes me despair to such an extreme level sometimes.
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They can give the money to his wife and family

I do imagine those sights will do some business.
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You can find a couple articles on the shooting from BEFORE the video as released. They portray the cop as a 'hero'.

Police accounts of the moments that led to Scott’s death weren’t credible in Samuel Scott’s eyes.
“He’s not a violent guy — never seen him argue with anybody. I just can’t see it,” Samuel Scott said.
A statement released by North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said a man ran on foot from the traffic stop and an officer deployed his department-issued Taser in an attempt to stop him.
That did not work, police said, and an altercation ensued as the men struggled over the device. Police allege that during the struggle the man gained control of the Taser and attempted to use it against the officer.
The officer then resorted to his service weapon and shot him, police alleged.
It was not immediately clear how many times Scott had been shot or where on his body he was wounded.

Officers tried to revive him prior to the arrival of paramedics, police said. But their efforts were in vain. He was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Police did not immediately specify whether he was armed.

and here he is casually planting the tazer

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Caution: that video is VERY disturbing.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/08...html?referrer=
fuck.

Reportedly the man also held back the release of the video to see how the cops would spin it.
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It's the officer's body language that's so disturbing to me. So casual. Like, meh, I'm sure this N-word has done something.
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This is so incredibly disturbing..
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It's the officer's body language that's so disturbing to me. So casual. Like, meh, I'm sure this N-word has done something.

This is what boggles my mind.

If I had just killed someone, regardless of if it was in cold blood or 100% totally justifiable "he had a knife to my throat"-style self-defence, I would be so blasted with adrenaline and anxiety and just sheer horror that I would at the very least be jumpy and panicky. This guy just goes about his business like shooting somebody eight times was no more meaningful than taking a shit.
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