Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Being arrested for, and convicted of are two completely different animals. This is America. Just because we all see it one way doesn't mean the prosecutors and the defense lawyers wont spin it another way.
Now the campaign begins of the police dept making Walter Scott look like the bad guy. There will be talk of his arrest/criminal record (if any). Then it will be the weed in his system (if any). Then the character assassination will begin. All in the attempt to create another poor victim of this cop. All a cop has to say is "I felt that my like was in danger...." And everyone automaticly believes him. Had this video not been revealed...he would (and still, may) get away with it.
Straight up murder. That's crazy ****. There's definitely good cops out there (mostly young, new ones) but having been robbed numerous times by them on the highway and now seeing this.. Damn. Laws need to be passed ensuring there aren't outright idiots like this guy and the guys that choked that fat guy to death previously in NYC. That and I'm sick of having to have my attorney squash every good 'ol boy f**k face cop that give me $500 tickets.
WTF day and age are these morons thinking they're in? Don't they know everyone is recording their bosses, recording everything now? Amazingly stupid.
In the event body cam videos were available for the public to see, there would be huge discrepancies in the video picked up by those cams and those picked up by bystander cameras and/or cell phones.