South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has been sentenced to 19 to 24 years in prison for the deadly shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott



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Comments:

8 Dec 2017 00:11 - +4060
Good. Now bust the others cops who lied on their police reports about it.
8 Dec 2017 00:07 - +2138
If that guy hadn’t had the instinct to stop and film this, Slager would be tooling around the precinct right now.
7 Dec 2017 23:42 - +1104
Good. Rarely do we have such a clear cut case of the officer literally executing someone with no excuse.
8 Dec 2017 00:22 - +452
It took a federal case to expose the level of corruption in the justice system in the state of South Carolina.
8 Dec 2017 01:20 - +334
Remember, justice was only served because there was bystander recording. If it was just this pig and the pig that SAW HIM plant the taser, this piece of shit would still be wearing a badge.
8 Dec 2017 00:42 - +166
Good. > The state retrial and federal trial were expected to take place this year, but instead, in May Slager pleaded guilty to violating Scott's civil rights in federal court, ending the federal case against him and also resolving the state charges that were pending after the mistrial. Does anyone know why he decided to give up? After a mistrial i really thought he'd walk.
8 Dec 2017 04:12 - +140
Why is the article not even mentioning that after the shooting he went over and tried to make it look like the guy had been struggling with him ? They claimed it was a scuffle over the stun gun. After he shoots him you clearly see him go over and drop a stun gun near him. . . https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003615939/video-shows-fatal-police-shooting.html Literally no mention of that in the entire article. Who writes this crap?
7 Dec 2017 23:51 - +101
I'm glad he finally got convicted, but why was it a federal case and not the state charges that he was convicted of in the end? Is it because letting him get convicted at the state level would have set a precedent and prevented other cops in South Carolina from getting away with stuff like this in the future?
8 Dec 2017 04:33 - +93
I think we can all agree, that the only reason you could possibly have to be against body cams, is if you're a shitty cop.
8 Dec 2017 01:51 - +74
Wait a second, In the original video, After the cop checks that he's dead, After he's done putting the handcuffs on the corpse, You see that same cop walk back to the taser about 40/50 feet behind them and pick it up. He looks around and then we see him return to the victim and drop it by his side. Why was that part, the most damming part of the video imo, cut from this report?? This is why imo you can Never trust the footage you see from the msm. Edited to add this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW5rXN9c67M
8 Dec 2017 07:12 - +54
Let us not forget Feidin Santana, the man who filmed the shooting. He essentially risked his life for Mr. Scott's safety and he has paid a high price for doing so. He has been harassed and falsely arrested multiple times since releasing the video. He was also very smart about it, allowing time for police to release reports, conferences and conduct investigations before he released the video. His video not only exposed a murderer, but an entire system of lies, rigged against us and built to protect murderers like Slager for no better reason than simply wearing a piece of metal on his chest. Santana is an American hero and we should all follow his example and film the police at all times. They have proven they can no longer be trusted.
8 Dec 2017 00:59 - +50
hell yes. "feared for his life." lol. gtfo with that. Super exciting someone is actually facing the music. ACAB
7 Dec 2017 23:55 - +37
Good, fuck that lazy bastard. The victim was running at a grandmotherly pace
8 Dec 2017 01:04 - +36
Still got off lightly.
8 Dec 2017 04:53 - +33
This. This is all black Americans asked for. All we wanted was accountability. We don't want dead cops. We all need the police as they are crucial to maintaining order. Just lock up the dudes who murder people and violate procedure. It's that simple.
8 Dec 2017 00:59 - +32
Good Judge, New Gavel.
8 Dec 2017 01:43 - +29
How about the co-conspirators?
8 Dec 2017 02:24 - +26
Imagine if there was no video. That animal would still be walking around wearing a uniform and collecting a city paycheck.
8 Dec 2017 00:21 - +23
A start. Push for more
8 Dec 2017 02:35 - +20
Trump pardon in 3, 2, ...
8 Dec 2017 00:13 - +20
Finally a bit of real justice
8 Dec 2017 01:53 - +19
Just 19 - 24 years? He should have gotten life imprisonment.
8 Dec 2017 03:46 - +12
If this is the case isn't the perfect argument for why we should have body cams and dash cams on every single car and officer, I don't know what it is. Had there been no camera, this cop would have gotten away completely free
8 Dec 2017 01:25 - +11
Enjoy your welcome party in prison, bitch.
8 Dec 2017 01:19 - +11
Fucking good, peice of shit. Fearing for your life doesn't translate to shooting someone in the back
8 Dec 2017 01:49 - +9
Can someone post the video ?
8 Dec 2017 02:01 - +9
I'm shocked they didn't promote him.
8 Dec 2017 02:07 - +7
No 🍩 is right.
8 Dec 2017 03:10 - +7
If you’re a pussy, don’t be a cop. Period. If you’re a pussy, don’t join the military. Period.
8 Dec 2017 02:35 - +7
I almost thought this was an onion article. Justice for civillians? Thats crazy talk.
8 Dec 2017 04:02 - +7
Put his ass in gen pop
8 Dec 2017 03:27 - +6
I was randomly reading about this case a few days ago -- I thought we were rather far off from a sentencing and all that. I am genuinely impressed by this. That is a shitload of time in prison. This is like getting a 500 year sentence for a cop. Well done. edit: just remember, absolutely nothing would have came of this if a rando didn't decide to start filming with his camera. Slager wouldn't have even went to court, in fact he would have probably been proclaimed a hero and been thrown a parade for this shit
8 Dec 2017 04:26 - +6
Just imagine if he had told the truth and not try to cover shit up. No way he would have gotten 20 years. Also, if there was no camera there he would be walking clean without any conviction.
8 Dec 2017 06:57 - +6
“Deadly shooting”. You spelled “murder” wrong.
8 Dec 2017 04:21 - +6
Not surprisingly the cop sub reddit is very angry about this.
8 Dec 2017 03:58 - +6
I was listening to the verdict on NPR.. the victim's mother mouthed "I forgive you-" he responded in kind "I'm sorry." She answers "I know." I can only hope I'd be as strong as that mother if anything ever happened to my kids.. I'd go postal on the perp.
8 Dec 2017 04:20 - +5
Well deserved. One of the more fucked up scenes of police brutality out there.
8 Dec 2017 04:32 - +4
What about the planting of evidence after shooting him in the back? What about his peers who also lied to cover it up with him? Fuck this dude and fuck them too.
8 Dec 2017 05:37 - +4
In fear for his life from a guy running away from him? Lol this fucker deserves 50+ years
8 Dec 2017 03:31 - +3
Was this the case where in the first trial there was a cop-sympathizer in the jury that would not agree to a verdict?
8 Dec 2017 07:08 - +3
I wonder how the gestapo over at P&S feel about this?
8 Dec 2017 03:30 - +3
Inb4 presidential pardon.
8 Dec 2017 06:50 - +3
Serious question: his lawyer argued it was self-defense, but I’m honestly curious how he tried to explain that shooting a guy running away from you in the back is self defense. I know he probably jumped some logical hurdles but I’m curious to know exactly what he argued.
8 Dec 2017 05:13 - +3
I hope he's in General Pop.
8 Dec 2017 07:54 - +3
What? A cop facing actual *consequences* for his actions? What's this country coming to?? Next thing you know they'll be made to protect people and serve their communities! Absolute bedlam!
8 Dec 2017 05:24 - +3
Prison is not the place any cop wants to find himself.
8 Dec 2017 06:48 - +3
Hopefully he makes a sudden move and makes a corrections officer fear for his life. One can hope.
8 Dec 2017 06:39 - +3
Finally a cop actually gets in trouble for shooting someone for no reason
8 Dec 2017 06:57 - +3
The cop should be getting the chair. Complete B.S.
8 Dec 2017 06:40 - +3
Thought I was in /r/UpliftingNews for a second
8 Dec 2017 07:53 - +3
Why are cops in the USA so trigger happy?
8 Dec 2017 06:45 - +3
19 to 24 for murder?? An every day citizen would get life or a death penalty...
8 Dec 2017 02:46 - +3
Whats the full story behind this?
8 Dec 2017 04:01 - +3
I'm glad he was sentenced, unlike his colleagues in similar cases. But, there is no reason for a lesser sentence than life without parole or the death penalty.
8 Dec 2017 05:02 - +3
Video of being shot in the back is the only way these cases ever get resolved, the cop claimed "self defence", would have worked too if a witness didn't come forward with video proof, even then the first trial ended in mistrial because despite being able to watch the murder one juror refused to convict.
8 Dec 2017 07:38 - +3
And if it weren't for the video, it would have been ruled self-defense (even with numerous shots in the back and eyewitness descriptions) and just all been swept under the rug.
8 Dec 2017 08:46 - +1
Does he really think the general population is stupid enough to believe he was afraid for his life by a man who was RUNNING AWAY FROM HIM? Miss me with that bullshit. Now if only they brought charges against the fellow cops who lied on their reports, that would truly be justice in my opinion. Let this (hopefully) be the first of many convictions for all officers of the law who abuse their powers in such a way. And props to Feidin Santana for filming the incident. If he hadn't then Slager would be a free man.

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