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Charleston, SC — In December the trial of Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott in the back as he ran away — on video — tragically ended in a mistrial. Now, in what will likely be another travesty of justice, the officer has reached a plea deal and is expected to plead guilty in federal court on Tuesday.

Slager, who murdered a man over a tail light infraction, was facing both federal civil rights and state murder charges in connection with the killing of Walter Scott in April of 2015. Scott, 50, was unarmed and running away when he was killed.

According to NBC News, after the mistrial in December, state prosecutors in South Carolina said they would seek to try Michael Slager again, but no charges had yet been filed.

That means that if this plea goes as proposed, Slager’s guilty plea on the remaining federal charges would be the end of all the criminal cases, and the state would not seek to try him again, NBC reports.

Had Slager gone to trial, he was facing a potential life sentence for violating Scott’s civil rights. However, this plea, especially since criminal case ended in a hung jury, will likely be far less or could be even no jail time at all.

While the sentencing for the plea won’t happen for several months, it appears that Michael Slager will get off with a slap on the wrist for murdering a man on video as he ran away.

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Since he shot Walter Scott in the back in April of 2015, Slager has been free on bail. Slager has maintained that the video of him shooting Walter Scott in the back as he ran away does not show the entire picture and claims that he had justifiable reason to ‘fear for my life.’

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In an interview with Live5News, a juror from the mistrial last December, apparently sympathetic to cops shooting people in their back over a broken taillight, explained that they would never return a guilty verdict.

“I cannot and will not change my mind,” one juror said in a note cited by Live5News. “I understand the position of the court, but I cannot in good conscience consider a guilty verdict.

I respect the position of my fellow jurors, some of which oppose my position […] as you stated, we must follow the instructions you have given us, and the law. At the same time, my heart does not want to have to tell the Scott family that the man that killed their son, brother and father is innocent. But with the choices, I cannot and will not change my mind.”

In October of 2015, the North Charleston City Council unanimously voted to approve a $6.5 million settlement to the family of Walter Scott. His selfless family then quickly announced they would be donating a portion of the money to help with disaster relief efforts for the flooding taking place in South Carolina at the time.

At 9:33 a.m. on April 4, 2015, North Charleston Patrolman Michael Slager noticed 50-year-old Walter “Lamar” Scott driving with a broken brake light. According to his dash cam footage, Slager pulled Scott over and requested his driver’s license. As Slager returned to his patrol car to run a check on Scott’s license, Scott waited a few moments before suddenly exiting his vehicle and fleeing on foot.

Slager chased after him and reportedly fired his Taser at Scott in an attempt to subdue him. According to a statement released by North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor, Scott managed to take Slager’s Taser from his hands and tried to use the weapon against the officer. Slager claimed that he felt threatened, pulled out his Glock, and fired several rounds at Scott. But video of the shooting contradicted the officer’s account.

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While walking to work, a bystander named Feidin Santana witnessed the incident and recorded a video of the shooting on his cellphone. In the video, Scott appears to slap something out of the officer’s hands before turning to flee. As Scott runs away from the officer, the prongs biting into his clothing begin to stretch the wires from Slager’s Taser.

Instead of chasing after Scott, Slager drew his gun and fired eight shots at Scott. Four bullets hit Scott in the back and one struck him in the ear. Two of the shots were fatal.

Immediately after gunning down Scott, Slager glanced at Santana before speaking into his radio. According to the incident report, Slager stated into his radio, “Shots fired and the subject is down. He took my Taser.”

After Slager cuffed Scott’s hands behind his back, Officer Clarence Habersham arrived at the scene. Slager immediately rushed back to the spot where he fired his gun and picked up an object. Slager then returned to Scott’s body and appeared to plant his Taser next to him.

In the video, the officers lift Scott’s shirt to check on his wounds and feel his pulse, but they do not administer CPR. At the time of his death, Scott was wanted on a family court warrant.

On April 7, Slager was fired from the department and arrested for murder. Three days later, the National Bar Association issued a press release calling for the termination and indictment of Officer Habersham for his alleged involvement in covering up the murder. In his police report, Habersham failed to mention Slager planting evidence next to Scott’s body and claimed to administer CPR when the video clearly shows otherwise.

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A week after the shooting, on April 12, the Guardian was leaked an audio recording of Slager laughing about the adrenaline rush that he felt as he murdered Walter Scott.

On June 6, a grand jury decided to indict Slager for the murder of Walter Scott. We are now seeing the most difficult process of holding police accountable for killing unarmed people play out before us — like the hundreds of times before.

As this case was so cut and dry, police accountability activists easily thought that it would be the one to put a cop away for murder — it appears, for now, however, that we were wrong.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • TOPDOG1

    When one considers that black on white crime is twenty five to one. That is’ for every white who kills a black or other crime, twenty five whites are murdered, raped, robbed assaulted or otherwise by blacks. Also; the black on black crime is equally as high with excess of (83%) eighty three percent of all crime is committed by the (13%) thirteen percent of black population. With these numbers in view it seems it should be legal to shoot them as many other societies already have..Few blacks realize that the police are their bodyguards there to protect them. especially from themselves.The numbers also show that a police officer is twentyfive times more likely to be shot by a black than a white.Other countries have problems with their own minorities or divisions, usually they are allowed to police themselves. Very violent and very brutal bur it has worked for thousands of years.

    • Justice Warrior

      This is one of the most disgusting, ignorant, loathsome things I’ve ever heard… and considering what exists on the internet, that is quite an accomplishment, TOPDOG1.

      • TOPDOG1

        Coming from you,I consider it a complement. Don’t shoot the messenger I did not make up these facts. Pinch yourself on the ass…This is REALITY.! As usual’ everyone is jumping to a wrong conclusion. I’m no saint Hell I’m not even a Christian but like it says ‘don’t cast your pearls before swine’.

        • palvadore

          Never use statistics with racists.

    • Ron Barth, Jr.

      Where’d you get that, ign’ant cracker POS?

      • TOPDOG1

        If you have a better idea,or additional facts ‘spit it out’ otherwise S.T.F.U. This is not affirmative action.

        • Ron Barth, Jr.

          I don’t have to spit anything out, inbred. You’re (not “your”) the uninformed racist posting bullshit here, and I expect you to back it up with a legitimate source. Otherwise, stfu and die, the sooner the better.

          • TOPDOG1

            Ears on’ Ron Barf jr. I am not a racist nor did I make these facts up ….so
            E.S.A.D. ignorant uneducated thug.You probably think the world owes you something just because you are here. Also everyone who does not agree with you is automatically a racist. You may get away with that tirade in the projects but not out here in the real world.

          • Ron Barth, Jr.

            Wow, “Barf?” Haven’t heard that since grade school, reflecting your level of education, I’m guessing.

            And “uneducated” and “affirmative action,” dipshit? Well, I’m as white as could be, so no beneficiary of anything but good (not inbred) genes here, and one of us has an Ivy League degree, and it ain’t you. But keep on diggin’ that hole you’ll never escape, shit-for-brains.

          • TOPDOG1

            Perhaps you are educated. However you are not showing it. AGAIN..If you have an explanation of these facts ‘or better still ‘ a better idea’ lets hear it and I will S.T.F.U. If all you have are insults and negative criticism for me or other authors or others that you don’t understand, I suggest putting a depends over that pie flap below your nose. My official viewpoint corresponds with the documentary 13th. A must see icon in U.S. history.

    • The Cat’s Vagina

      Gimme that! *takes away his fucking crack pipe*

    • Will Ewing Sr

      If this is satire, and that’s the only lucid explanation possible, then your routine needs work.

      • TOPDOG1

        The statements have been reviewed along with opinions and has been edited. Ty for your opinion.

    • Sheila C. Barber

      And when you,TopDog1 get murdered by one of these rogue cops I hope someone pulls up your response in this post…. Ijs

    • haauwnk

      I sincerely hope your children and grandchildren get murdered in the same fashion.

      • TOPDOG1

        Sad. That is bad Karma and they are. I am not defending cops just pointing out the facts.

        • Justice Warrior

          “With these numbers in view it seems it should be legal to shoot them as many other societies already have..”

          Clearly, you ARE defending cops. And manipulating data to make your racist points. While the BLM movement is important (and in this case the victim was a black male), law enforcement in this country kills Latino, white, etc. citizens with impunity as well.

          You, sir, are the one who brought up Walter Scott’s race in your comment. Most decent people just believe that shooting someone (whatever their color) in the back as they run away from you, planting evidence, and lying about offering CPR on official documents… should be a punishable offense.

          I have no idea how you came to the conclusion that any of this is acceptable. Especially for those we trust with our safety and protection.

          • TOPDOG1

            TRUST? Are you an idiot? .You could not be any more incorrect in your assumptions and ‘obviously’ misguided perceptions. Your comment would be a great comedy routine on stage at Zanies. You only wish to call anyone who does not agree with you,’a racist’.or other derogatory name. I suggest you are not capable of seeing the entire picture but only the parts you wish. Your perceptions and conclusions are dead wrong. This only reveals your own inability for correct evaluation. Maybe you should join the police department.
            I have been the victim of both the police and blacks. so ask me if I give a f**k.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            What evidence was planted? You mean the taser? The taser had mr. Scott’s DNA all over anyway.

          • billdeserthills

            Making more noise than everyone else doesn’t make you right, brown noser

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            that’s what I keep trying to tell those BLM people

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Thanks for checking out the website btw

          • billdeserthills

            Looky here, a fat troll copsucker pos

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Ha ha

          • billdeserthills

            OMG I can’t wait until some stupid cop victimizes you, it’s gonna be so funny!!

    • WeAreYourGods

      Made up stats are like assholes, everybody has one, or knows one.

      • Real Truth stings

        if not for racists like that scumbag, we could get these criminals in uniform off the force and replace them with great officers who will serve the entire community and preserve life. We shouldn’t have to settle the crimes of bad cops with millions of our dollars. We shouldn’t have bad cops on our forces at any point. If you didn’t want to chase suspects and arrest them, then get another career. IF you want to shoot people in the back, try working for organized crime. They pay better.

        • TOPDOG1

          Your too stupid to be a troll. You must be a cop. In some places they do fire bad cops.We need a security state not a police state. I’ve lived in several also a while in Charleston. You have no idea what has actually been happening there .Only one answer’among several’ would be to dismiss most police who are all but worthless anyway..I know’I know some copsuckers adore their subjugation and feel they need intensive micro-management by government.But we really don’t need them ‘or at least’ as they have now become.

          • Real Truth stings

            cops excuse bad cops. I don’t. go fk yourself, coward. if you are so afraid of black people move to norway. give up your citizenship. We don’t need you and don’t want you.

          • TOPDOG1

            E.S.A.D pathetic excuse for a troll.
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        • WeAreYourGods

          The problem is how police are trained today. They are intended to be the first symbol of power, they are there to suppress protest, criminalize minorities, and subjugate the populace who are awake to the failures of the system. There might be good cops mixed with the bad, but they all have the same job.

          • Real Truth stings

            this is true. What makes this notion even more toxic is that they summarily execute even more whites than they do blacks. The whole system is corrupt from the core to the outer edges. its shameful to see my fellow citizens (I assume), defending murders because they wear the uniform.

          • WeAreYourGods

            Executing anybody with impunity is a hallmark of an out of control security state but the difference is the cops behave in minority areas with an assumption of guilt, highly aggressive and in full police state mode. They do not operate that way in white areas for the most part, although eventually the tactics will creep into those places too as the screws tighten.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Summarily execute? LMFAO

        • Gentlemanandscholar

          Why would you bring racism into it? There was absolutely nothing in the trial concerning race in fact the prosecutor’s expressly said that had nothing to do with race.

  • John C Carleton

    The Federal USA Empire, wants cops killing people, thats why they get away with it.

    • tom browne

      not just cops. 400 million poisoned with type 2. hows zat grab ya? another 150 million poisoned with hep c. big pharma are busy little elves huh?

      • billdeserthills

        Last I heard we only had 300 million in the US

  • Kyle Bender

    There’s always a police sympathizer soon cellphone footage will end all support for the terrorists known as police and police will be treated like the thug gang member they are

    • Ed

      I sure hope someone is adding all this up!

    • billdeserthills

      America’s largest gang = law enforcement

  • Policing for Profits

    H&R Block uses this same method towards employees who attempt to leave the company after they hire a Deputies wife. After eight years of employment, the former H&R Block employee refused to return to the company after receiving repeated threats from two co workers, one married to a Deputy the other a disgruntled employee. During the time of her employment when making reports of the sexual harassment and threats, her boss District Manager Amber Moreland Cooke Howell only compared it to the duties and the hostility to her husband’s job in Law Enforcement … Some crimes are just not allowed to be reported in the news or talked about … why is that? https://www.facebook.com/HandRBlockpolicingforprofits/posts/908257252558281

  • Real Truth stings

    Let me get this straight. A juror saw that video, and didn’t see this man as guilty of murder? What is murder then? The state government would rather pay millions in a settlement than prosecute bad cops. It makes sense. This is where we clearly see that white culture is a toxic blockage to anything approximating law and order.

    • Gentlemanandscholar

      Possibly you would like to do some research on the difference between murder and self-defense

      • Real Truth stings

        Go fk yourself.

        • Gentlemanandscholar

          yeah, I didn’t really think that you were into doing any research

          • Real Truth stings

            these “debates” about cops murdering people, coverups and big cash payouts instead of decent fking human beings as cops is a non-starter. As I said before, go fk yourself. I’m not playing this worship bad cops game. That’s for idiots who don’t actually want law and order.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            you say you’re for Law and Order but apparently you don’t believe in the criminal justice system

          • Real Truth stings

            why are we still talking? we saw a man take aim at another man, running away from him, who was unarmed and 10 yards away, shoot him in the back and then place the taser near him to form a coverup.

            WHAT THE F IS THERE TO TALK ABOUT? its murder. but we have some idiots who believe that white power is more important justice and faith in the police. So give the families millions of our dollars, not justice. FK you and every scum bag, amoral, piece of dung in this country, who thinks as you do.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Why you keep writing? Idk
            how could you possibly know that he was unarmed?

          • Real Truth stings

            let my last go fk yourself be accompanied by a user block. now GO FK YOURSELF, you are a fking disgrace to this great nation. cowards and criminals in uniform. What the fk kind of human being defends a man shooting another in the back?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            what kind of person talks about things that they don’t have any knowledge of?

          • billdeserthills

            Take a look in a mirror to answer you’re stupid question, if you can pull yourself away from that policeman’s nether regions

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You sure do think about nether regions a lot

          • billdeserthills

            Big talk from a sad pos with cop excrement on him

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            I know plenty about it. I’ve been following the case from the very beginning. I bet you haven’t done any research except to watch that five seconds of video.
            http://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-slager-attorneys-offer-new-evidence-walter-scott-shooting/

          • billdeserthills

            You certainly know much about being on the wrong side of a topic

          • Gentlemanandscholar
          • The Cat’s Vagina

            This is not the place to panhandle for causes like Blue Lives Matter.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Why do you say corrupt? Besides as I’m sure you saw it was in the midst of it discussion with somebody who also opposes the police just as you do. So obviously I was not asking him for a donation. What a stupid thing for you to say. You obviously knew better and yet you had to say something negative

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            All adjectives aside, this is just not the place for your fundraising efforts. Carry on with all the discussion you want, just put the change cup away. Besides, the campaign had met its goal anyway, so why keep plugging it?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            “…. who also opposes the police just as you do. So obviously I was not asking him for a donation….”
            Repeated for you

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            *shrugs stubbornly* Doesn’t really matter at this point, does it?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Yeah okay Hillary

          • The Cat’s Vagina

            Sure, um… Joe?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            https://theconservativetreehouse.com/category/walter-scott-shooting/page/2/

            ….after you read those and come up with a halfway cogent comment maybe we could actually discuss the case instead of just you throwing out your grumpy old man insults

          • billdeserthills

            It is never ok to shoot an unarmed man in the back–So we have nothing to discuss

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Speaking of cowards and criminals… It sounds like you fall into both categories.

          • billdeserthills

            That’s high praise coming from you, super-troll

          • billdeserthills

            Good question, likely for the same reason you keep writing, idiot-boy

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            I do it so I can get the last word

          • billdeserthills

            Now I’m gonna put you in my block troll collection

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            I doubt if you did that but either way I get the last word

          • billdeserthills

            That’s what I wanna know, copsucking troll boy

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You sure do have xock sucking on your mind a lot

          • billdeserthills

            That’s what I wanna know, idiot troll
            Why are you writing? Just feel the need to look like an idiot troll

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            look like? To who? It’s just you and me here buddy

          • Ron Barth, Jr.

            Yer a special kind of cop-sucking bitch moron, ain’tcha?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Hey Bill

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            What is your obsession with sucking?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You think about sucking toooooo much.

          • Guy

            Not your form of Criminal Justice System do I support and never will either ! Especially your allowance for the justification of this type of Cop Murdering of people, for no more than running away from a cop. Who will not only lie, but cover it up to save his own sorry ass, then take a sweet plea deal so he can avoid all accountability of his crime against humanity !

            But you keep on going right ahead and continue on with your mockery, if it suits you, as I am sure it dose just fine. You and the hold out juror can swap stories of this one, and laugh your silly heads off !

            One question I do have. Why was the family paid $6.5 Million Dollars in a wrongful death settlement, if what the cop did was right ? If that is true as you believe, that the cop did no wrong, why should they get one nickel ?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Exactly

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            No more than running away? Obviously you know nothing about this case because mr. Scott attacked a police officer. That’s a felony.

          • billdeserthills

            The so called ‘attack’ was nothing more than the last gasp chance taken by a man in distress–That doesn’t give the officer a right to shoot a man in the back & if you think it does You are part of the problem

          • Guy

            For the reason of a flight reflex, that was caused by possible putting of hands on a cop’s body, in defence of personal injury from him. Is enough to justify a death sentence by cop, all for the sake of a broken tail light ? Even though the cop had no prior knowlage of a possible warrant was out on the victim, for domestic disturbance.

            That it is enough to be considered good police work all because it is a felony and apparently enough to shoot some one 8 times in the back, then cover it up by lying on the report, while not realizing it has been filmed by someone else ! While this maybe in your book justified, considered normal and business as usual. Is what I consider disturbing and abnormal by any sense of the imagination ! God help us all !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You don’t even know how many times he was shot.
            It’s not for me to justify. ….it’s the law.

          • Guy

            8 shots fired, 2 that were fatal, and 1 in the ear, and 1 in the butt that were not, the rest I don’t know where they went, and doubt that the cop new either ! As to the law, how is it legal to shoot a man in the back that is running away from you ? If you or I done it, for whatever reason we chose to, we would be in jail now for a very long time, but because he had on a badage and used a gun, he will walk free, not serving one day for legalized murder, that is sanctified by the State. While the same State will take 20 years or more to execute one man for murder of exactly the same type as done by the cop, provide that the State has the death penalty and uses it ! That serves for American Justice because it’s the Law, that we are not to question, but to only blindly follow !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Fleeing felon law.

          • Guy

            Felon Law ? Just like it’s a felony in some states. To give your child cannabis oil to save his or her life. But okay to put them on opioids for life, with the State saying groovy, we will even pay for it, While putting mom in prison and CPS taking the child away, throwing them in a foster home, still addicted to opioid pain pills, that don’t do a lick of good, is ! WTF !!!!???

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You got a little off topic there?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You have no idea what the fleeing felon law is do you? There’s your research for today. Let me know when you think you understand it and we’ll talk about its application in this particular case

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You should absolutely question law. Most of us would write to our Congressman if we didn’t like it

          • Guy

            A Lot of good that is going to do, when we have idiot’s like Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein still running around making shit up !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Again, you’re pretty much off topic and definitely displaying your hatred of basically everything. Has your life been that terrible?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            I understand Iranian visas aren’t that hard to come by

          • Guy

            No more harder for you to get one from ISIL if you are so inclined. Quit being a fucking jerk !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            If you’re not willing to work with your legislators and you’re so unhappy why would you stay?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Again you’re stating something that you don’t know to be true. You say that he won’t serve a day period that is obviously highly unlikely to be true. You might want to stick with past and present. Hypotheticals aren’t really discussable

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Come on, “possible putting of hands”??

            Be real….Scott would have killed Slager if he could have.

            Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
            And….6 (of 12) wouldn’t convict….so………..

            Why do you think the state agreed to drop prosecution? They were never going to get manslaughter, much less a murder conviction.

            The trial is on YouTube. Why don’t you watch it and then come back and we’ll talk. Seriously. But if you can’t be bothered to do some research I can’t be bothered to try and educate you. I’m afraid I just have to let you live with the knowledge that you think you have.

          • Guy

            Knowledge I think I have ? You Conceded Dufus ! You know damn well, that prospective jurors and judges are shopped all the time by DA’s so they can get the convictions, or lack of one, they want. Just like they are only going to show the evidence they want the jury to see, to convince them of the DA’s opinion that the Cop is innocent of all charges, that is if it ever does go to trial in the first place, which is a rare event indeed.

            In this case the Cop knows damn well that he screwed up and his ass is grass, if it went to trial. Hence the lesser charges along with the sweet plea deal offered for pleading guilty, to save his ass from being convicted on Manslaughter, that could get him 20 years in prison. Everybody including my dog knows this, that’s why it has become a joke about American Justice. Justice for who, cops or you or me ? Which it being way different had it been one of us on trial, instead of the cop !?

            I have been around long enough to see America’s Justice and her form of Injustice too, for thouse who are above and below the law, depending if they have the money, power, prestige, political will, color of their skin, or being a cop, to see how it all works for thouse that is or isn’t ! When the laws become equal for all of us, including scumbag cops like this one is, then I will sit up and take notice, untill then, they can all take a fucking hike !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Wow… you know even less than last two guys put together

          • Guy

            I don’t know why I even bother and won’t anylonger, except to say you are great with the one liners. What ya got, a book of em all ready to go, just flip open the index card marked any occasion and *presto* there ya go ! Cheep shots I can take, but ones like you with made up names, are just Bull Shiters & Con-Artist, no longer worth my time or trouble of effort !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Buh bye….another one gone

          • Guy

            Oh no worry about me being here or not. I have no plans of going anywhere. My name ? Yes it’s real, as in my true first name, after my father he was Sr, I’am Jr. As to effort of conversation with you ? Nope, not worth talking to closed minds or thouse who just seem to think there opinion is the only one that matters, allway being right with your one liners and posting of cute zingers ! True dialog is the exchange of opinions and the discussions that comes after it, with neither having to be right ! As for the law being one way for the cops and the rest of us it’s different !? Lady Justice has a scale and is blind supposedly to all of us, unless you are a cop, politician or of power and influence, having lot’s of money and can buy your way out ! Bye Bye…….another one gone, yep indeedy as far as you’re concerned, I am.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            But you’re still here spewing your hate.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Made-up name? So I suppose your real name is Guy

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You’ll be long dead before that happens. Why don’t you try to cheer up life isn’t that bad

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You don’t know that they had the trial already?
            You also don’t know that there was no manslaughter charge?

            You were talking about how you can’t deal with people like me… but you’re the one here who’s trying to talk about something that he doesn’t even know about. Here’s a couple more examples…

            You also go on talking about shopping for jurors. You don’t understand that both the prosecution and defense get to question potential jurors and then they can strike so many out of the pool?
            I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about as far as lesser charges…. and neither do you. What charge was reduced? Do you even know why we have plea deals?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You can rant and Rave all you want but you are subject to the same laws that everybody else is whether you sit up and notice or not

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            I also noticed that you didn’t address my response to your ridiculous statements about the foot chase. Why is it people refuse to answer questions concerning their statements? I’m sure that I won’t hear answers to my questions today either. I’m sure you’ll deflect.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Flight reflex? For 7 minutes?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            So what you’re actually saying is that you can’t play the debate game because you don’t have any facts or evidence to support your love of criminals.

          • billdeserthills

            No, that’s what You are saying he said, neither a gentleman nor a scholar

          • Gordon Klock

            The fact that you accuse him of having a “love of criminals”, when he hasn’t shown any real evidence of such, just an understandable sense of horror, at the blatant actions of a cop needlessly shooting someone in the back, & attempting to ‘cover it up’, shows how ‘balanced’ your own mindset is….

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Sigh…. another person who’s only aware of the most basic things about this case.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            he’s a cop hater and keeps calling me names and using profanity so your esteem for him seems unfounded to me.
            officer slager was acting in self-defense and the prosecutor even said that there was no attempt at a cover-up because the DNA was already all over the taser from them using it

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            have you read the rest of his profile

          • Gentlemanandscholar
          • billdeserthills

            Not like anyone with a lick of sense needs research in order to condemn a cop who shoots unarmed citizens in the back

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Again. …how can you know that someone is unarmed? That’s the question you can’t answer.

          • Guy

            So by your logic, treat em all as if they are carrying a loaded gun, and if they run, shoot em in the back, to make sure they are not, yep, uh huh, that makes perfectly good common sense, to the cop !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Yes

          • Guy

            I suspect that you may have many issues, mostly of the emotional type, similar to the cop that as the result of going into a blind rage, recently shot and killed the 15 yr old young man that was leaving a party with his brother and step brother, even though no crime was committed. The cop has been fired and charged with 1st degree murder. He was well known to the officers and the department, that he was a loose cannon, prone to fits of rages and profane outbursts, while in court, and called ” A Scary Guy” by the DA. Yet they kept him on for 6 years, untill he killed a kid for no reason, as stated by the Dallis suburb police chief. The father has now sued in federal court, for the senseless death of his son, the City, City Councel, Police Department and The Ex Officer, no doubt collecting millions of taxpayers dollars, some time in the near future. This could have been all avoided, had the department acted sooner than later, to get rid of the cop befor this final act of brutality, by the administration of standardised testing for mental and emotional issues, as what was apparent, as stated by the cops mother, because of his PSD’s from serving in Afghanistan, resulting in him coming home as a changed man.

            Because of the blue unions that protect these cops, making it almost impossible to weed these monsters out of the departments, along with the liberal courts and DA’s that allow it, another 15 yr old has died. More to come will follow him, for no more than being in the wrong place and time, when they encounter cops with egos, badges, and piss poor training, who will make a wrong choice in their encounter, and pay for it with there lives. Just like the 6 yr old autistic child did, who was sitting in the car with his father, and the cops shot and killed him. The two cops got 40 yrs in prison.

            But this is good police work to you, you see nothing wrong with it ! Eight shots to the back, 15 yr and 6 yr old children being killed, children beaten in schools, and people being crushed to death under the weight of multiple cops on top of them, is acceptable in the normal course of policing in America. Good luck with that ! The people in America are waking up to the facts of police brutality, and demanding a change. This will come, in spite of you, and thouse who think that way. These types of monsters with badges, who rule us with intimidation, violence and death, because they are above man and the laws of humanity, along with corrupt type of system that supports them, will someday be done away with ! We did it in the early 70’s over a war in Vietnam and a Corrupt President, in time, we the people will do it again !

            Don’t bother to reply, you have nothing to say, that I would find even remotely interesting !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            He wasn’t shot 8 times.

          • Guy

            Oh really ? Go tell that to the man’s wife and family, or write them a letter telling them all about it.
            I’am sure they would be interested to hear your sacred lawful opinions, of why the cop was justified in the killing of their Husband / Father !
            I’am not !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            You’re not? Not writing to them? Besides, I already have.

            He didn’t have a wife and he owed $18,000 to his kids in child support.
            Attempted murder is justification.

            “Nationwide, law enforcement made an estimated 12,196,959 arrests in 2012. Of these arrests, 521,196 were for violent crimes, and 1,646,212 were for property crimes.”
            https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/persons-arrested/persons-arrested
            These are the latest statistics that I could find so you know that there are probably more arrests being made five years later…. out of all those how many have ended with an officer being in trouble? It’s a pretty low percentage don’t you think? So what is your problem? You are the one who is obviously livid about this

          • Guy

            Gordon Klock called you out, and I do too, as a arrogant, one sided troll, that baits people into conversations, who just ask for more and more proof. Full of one liners and zingers, with hardly any substance
            .
            Your above remarks about writing the family of the man killed by the cop, has been enough for me to be totally convinced, that you are as we have suspected. Who is rather reprehensible by nature !

            I don’t really care if you exist or not, or that you apparently seem to get your kicks out of baiting, or the pleasure it gives you, if that is the case.

            You quote that I spue hate and dogma. When in fact, that is the farthest from your imagination that could be from the reality of what I say to others, in communicating with them on these boards, with the exchange of my thoughts, opinions and ideas, never being so foolish in my convictions, that I am always totally right !

            In my opinion all are welcome here, even you. It is my prerogative who I choose to speak with. deciding if I wish to or not. As to being livid about what passes for American Justice in America, after seeing it for 68 years, you damn right I am !

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            “I will personally come through your internet connection and beat you in the head with your keyboard !”
            Yeah, you’re a prince. I didn’t have to go back far to find that.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Finally…..good. Bye bye….enjoy your prejudice

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            And yet, you keep blathering on

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Maybe you should tell him to stop a few times and then try to subdue him with a taser and then try to physically restrain him and then give him six warning shots before ending the threat?

      • billdeserthills

        Self-defense and shooting unarmed people in the back are not the same thing

        • Gentlemanandscholar

          how could you possibly know whether he was armed or not?

          • billdeserthills

            A better question would be why is it that a fleeing felon may not be legally fired upon by a resident?
            Now You can go back to sucking a fat cops dick

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Each state has their own laws regarding a citizens use of a gun in protecting their life and property. obviously, it would also depend upon the circumstances. For example if the criminal was still in your home but fleeting you would be within your rights to kill them in my state

          • billdeserthills

            The ‘Fleeing Felon’ law is a federal law

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            For cops

          • billdeserthills

            I’m sorry to hafta be the one to tell you this, but you are on the wrong side. As a human being you are supposed to be supporting the free people, not the destroyers.

            When you watch the video you see a man running away, don’t you know that shooting defenseless people in the back is not ok–It is wrong for so many reasons

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            First of all, you don’t tell me what I’m supposed to think. Just because I think differently from you does not make me wrong. Who are these Free People?

            How much time elapsed between the time that they begin the chase and the first shot? You don’t know do you? You realize that things happened before the video began, correct?
            How do you know he was defenseless?

          • billdeserthills

            Obviously I can’t tell you what to think but that is the ‘too bad’ part of things. Go back to pleasuring your cop friends, perhaps you can congratulate some for shooting others in the back you coward

          • billdeserthills

            Just because the cop is too lazy or tired to chase down a suspect does not allow him or her to simply execute someone who freaks out and runs.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Too lazy or tired? I’m quite certain that you have no idea of the distance that mr. Scott and officer slager covered before mr. Scott attacked a police officer

          • billdeserthills

            What attack, can the officer in question show a bruise or even a tiny scratch from this ‘horrifying’ attack from a scared, unarmed man who was summarily executed following his ‘attack’???

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Yes

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Actually that’s exactly what it was made for.

            Why is it that people like you think it’s okay to just go around breaking the law? Seriously. Why is it that it’s okay??
            I really honestly just don’t understand you guys.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Thank you so much for being a great amusement. It makes me laugh every time that I asked you a question and you do not answer it because you don’t have an answer. Not that anybody is still on here reading the crap that you are spewing out…. what if they were they would certainly be laughing at your inability to back up the things you say. For example, that the fleeing felon law applies to cops only.
            You are wrong about that and you don’t have anything to back up the rest of the stuff you said including your insult against Muslims. You’re obviously just a grumpy old man… try Viagra

          • billdeserthills

            You are a real piece of scum

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            What are the requirements of the fleeing felon law and how did they not apply to the Slager/Scott case?

          • billdeserthills

            Now who’s the troll copsucker?

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            on a side note why is it that you feel it necessary to talk about sucking is it just in your nature to be that way or is it just about this issue in fact I bet your profile is private because you’re ashamed of the things that you say

          • billdeserthills

            Oh don’t fret about being a copsucker, it goes well with the shit upon your nose and the loose a-hole you carry around with you

          • billdeserthills

            About my profile being private–You lost that bet copsucker scum

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Just cuz you unprivatized it for me doesn’t mean anything. But it did prove me right.
            “Races that contain members who have been interbred for over a 1,000 years are known to suffer from stupidity”

          • billdeserthills

            You think much to highly about yourself. My profile has never been private & I don’t do it for you

            Some muslims are known to have been interbred for hundreds of years, and most have below average IQ’s–this is a known fact, is that what you suffer from also??

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            “Some Muslims”? Which? If it’s a known fact please give me some evidence

          • billdeserthills

            All of the knowledge you seek is on the magical internet–you’re a big boy now, use your search engine, cop luver

          • Gordon Klock

            Do some research, this unfortunate fact is well known, in many circles (& is a common lament amongst the Muslim ‘intellectuals’)..

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            See here’s the thing though… when you say something it’s up to you to prove it. Not me

          • Gordon Klock

            Can’t go check fo yourself ?
            (I think that, if I’m the one to present you with evidence, you’ll dismiss it out of hand, simply because I’m the one who showed it to you)…
            (I’m curious, do you believe ‘official’ news channels ?)

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            I can go check for myself I just won’t do your research. Since you have never sent me any kind of Link or evidence then I may have discounted why would you think that? You’re the one unwilling to provide evidence of your assertions. I have a precedent… you don’t

          • Gordon Klock

            You sound like an odiously arrogant, professional troll, who needs to ‘have the last word’ with virtually every argument…
            (I wasn’t asking you to do ‘my’ research, but rather your own, your opinions seem pretty one sided)…

            (Besides, it doesn’t matter whether or not they initially fought over said tazer, cops used to chase the people they got in scuffles with, not shoot them in the back)…

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            Yeah? When was that? In your childhood TV shows and movies? Those are not real.

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            What do you consider official you have to be more specific

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            I thought you weren’t going to bother with me anymore question mark LOL

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            I am definitely trolling you lol….. but you keep asking for more

          • billdeserthills

            cop luver

          • Gentlemanandscholar
        • Gentlemanandscholar

          what if he’d been given five warning shots?

          • billdeserthills

            You sound like a real copsucking pos

          • Gentlemanandscholar

            There’s another question you didn’t answer… how many warning shots does it take for a criminal to decide that maybe they should give up?

          • billdeserthills

            None, cops are supposed to chase and catch the criminal– it is not a policeman’s job to execute Anybody, ya dopey sack of crap.

            What do we have judges for??

        • Gentlemanandscholar

          How do you know he was unarmed??

          • billdeserthills

            It doesn’t matter as long as he is running away

        • Gentlemanandscholar

          What is being “armed”?
          Do you have to have a bazooka? What about a knife? How about a baseball bat? How about a fist? How about if someone takes the police officer’s weapon? Since when do we let people just run away?

          • billdeserthills

            You’re armed and legged –better call your burly law enforcement boyfriend

      • billdeserthills

        If that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black stupid troll idiot

      • billdeserthills

        That’s what I said you liar troll

  • tom browne

    he pled guilty to excessive force not murder. he’s gunna skate guaranteed. the guy was an idiot to run. bullets travel faster than feet. but this slimy cop lied and planted his taser near the body said he grabbed the taser – then changed his mind. my verdict:?
    ten years hard labor.

  • Gentlemanandscholar

    You would think that three warning shots and then if you got shot in the ear and in the ass maybe you would surrender.

    • TOPDOG1

      ”’SUPPORT MANDATORY WARNING SHOT REQUIREMENT”’

      • Gentlemanandscholar

        No

    • billdeserthills

      I think if you were running away and I shot at you, it would make you run even faster and try even harder to escape–But knowing how dopey and confused you are, anything is possible

      • Gentlemanandscholar

        As we can see you’re thinking isn’t that great

        • billdeserthills

          Nice one, troll–You come up with that all on you’re own didn’t ya?

      • Gentlemanandscholar

        I think you are projecting your cowardice upon me.

        • billdeserthills

          You and the word ‘think’ do not go together

    • billdeserthills

      Warning shots endanger the other citizens, short bus rider

      • Gentlemanandscholar

        which other citizens?

        • Gentlemanandscholar

          ????

      • Gentlemanandscholar

        So if there were other citizens there didn’t slager have a duty to protect them from a rampaging felon

  • Ohio0331

    Charleston South Carolina Prosecutors office phone number 1 843 958 4148 tell them he needs to be charged with at least manslaughter be respectful but firm

  • don sheets

    Murder over nothing but statues and codes, not LAW ENFORCEMENT but fake law enforcement at its best!