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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    My understanding was body cam footage was supposed to be very hard to tamper with.
    If there's one thing I know about electronics and software: nothing is undefeatable.

    I remember hunting for special security software a year ago so I could encrypt sensitive emails. Supposedly there were a bunch "not even the NSA could hack!" It came out half a year later: yep they hacked it.

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    Re: South Carolina Officer Is Charged With Murder in Black Man’s Death

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    There is no doubt this one, the policeman shot the man the back 8 times as he was running away.
    Had there been cell phone video he probably would have gotten away with it. The man was stopped because had a broken taillight.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/us...w-nytimes&_r=0


    WASHINGTON — A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man ran away.


    The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man, Walter L. Scott, 50, fled. The North Charleston mayor announced the state charges at a news conference Tuesday evening.
    Watch people try to defend the officer..

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If there's one thing I know about electronics and software: nothing is undefeatable.

    I remember hunting for special security software a year ago so I could encrypt sensitive emails. Supposedly there were a bunch "not even the NSA could hack!" It came out half a year later: yep they hacked it.


    I know that "impossible to hack" isn't achievable. "Very hard to hack without making it obvious" is do-able and should suffice most of the time, I'd think.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I know that "impossible to hack" isn't achievable. "Very hard to hack without making it obvious" is do-able and should suffice most of the time, I'd think.
    At some point I think we're going to reach a point where cops will HAVE to have body cams with near-unimpeachable security just to protect themselves against possible out-of-context videos.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Murder. No question. Outright. 2nd degree. Indefensible. Every officer knows you can't shoot a fleeing person in the back who poises no danger - and that man didn't.

    Unfortunately, it only takes ONE police groupie on the jury to let him walk or a trivial sentence, or a police groupie judge if not a jury trial.
    *Let me specify for the MORONS that always read into comments...this is NOT reflective of the case at hand. This is not my view of the current case*



    I think the only time it is acceptable under current law depending on the suspect. Aka they "pose a legitimate threat." Like they have already shown a willingness to harm people. That kind of thing. The other part is that there is an imminent escape.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I know that "impossible to hack" isn't achievable. "Very hard to hack without making it obvious" is do-able and should suffice most of the time, I'd think.
    Meh. All it takes is one guy with a few weekends and an open mind. Once a process is created, that's the end of it.

    I'm certainly not saying police shouldn't have cameras on them, I just believe in a healthy combination of those and civilians filming at all times.

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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The first reports BEFORE the vid showed up....

    The video of course shows us that that account is not true. Let me ask you this; do you think that the video validates what blacks in Fugasen other areas have said about how they are treated? I mean, in this instance, at the traffic stop, the guy might have had some weed or something, he got scared and ran... Even if there was some sort of struggle, it was clearly over, the officer was uninjured, so it looks like the cop just got mad and shot that guy in the back. THEN it does look as though he throws his taser down...
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    At some point I think we're going to reach a point where cops will HAVE to have body cams with near-unimpeachable security just to protect themselves against possible out-of-context videos.
    I think that that is a very good point. The cops are the ones who stand to loose big if something goes wrong, and if they know outright that they're being watched then it may go a long way toward preventing this sort of stuff.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Shoot an unarmed guy 7 times, then walk over and pick up the taser and plant it near the body, handcuff the body, and don't perform CPR.

    Think of how many times this has happened when someone did not have a cell phone camera.

    If this cop is found guilty, I hope he roasts in prison for the rest of his life.

    Unbelievable.....
    Did you hear the cop yell "Place your hands behind your back!" ? He's ordering a dead man to surrender.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Murder. No question. Outright. 2nd degree. Indefensible. Every officer knows you can't shoot a fleeing person in the back who poises no danger - and that man didn't.

    Unfortunately, it only takes ONE police groupie on the jury to let him walk or a trivial sentence, or a police groupie judge if not a jury trial.
    A private defense attorney w/nothing to lose could offer to take the cop's case and then betray him in court (i. e. during the peremptory challenges, drop jurors that are pro-cop).

    Or the DOJ could threaten SC w/a full-blown civil rights investigation (a la Ferguson), forcing the dept. to face million$ in civil suits unless the cop was convicted.

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