Wednesday, April 08, 2015

How Many?????

At about 9:30 a.m., North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who is white, pulled Walter Scott over near the auto store for allegedly driving with a broken tail light. Within minutes, a routine traffic stop had escalated into a pursuit. “Chasing on foot down Craig Street,” Slager called into his radio. “Black male, green shirt, blue pants.”

Scott, who is black, had a family court warrant out for his arrest. He owed back child support, the family’s lawyer, Chris Stewart, told The Washington Post. That may have been on his mind, his brother Anthony Scott told the New York Times. And so he allegedly fled and was killed by an officer that morning.

As you can see in the video, Scott was shot SEVEN TIMES. Now I'm no cop, but I would think that if Office Slager wanted to stop Scott, couldn't he just shoot him in the legs?

This abuse is just the tip of the iceberg. My thanks to whomever is responsible for putting together a wiki of police brutality by state. This list is not complete, and has the ability for readers to add brutality that they know of to the list. The address of the website is: at this website.

1 comment:

Find Handmade said...

Shocking - this kind of stuff has to stop.