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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    He was 20 feet away when he was killed but he was right up next to the officer when the video started which was right after the two got up from the ground after fighting
    Well we'll need to hear more about that then, since 'they were both on the ground but the cop seemed to have control of the situation' could just mean he made him get down on the ground and was kneeling to cuff him.

    If he had control of the situation, why did he taze him? That could be what set the guy off to panic and run.

    We need more info about the latest witness statement.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Well we'll need to hear more about that then, since 'they were both on the ground but the cop seemed to have control of the situation' could just mean he made him get down on the ground and was kneeling to cuff him.

    If he had control of the situation, why did he taze him? That could be what set the guy off to panic and run.

    We need more info about the latest witness statement.
    If he had control, Scott wouldn't have been able to run away. Another account says that Scott was on top while they were on the ground. We'll have to see if any more comes out on that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    With the new information coming out, it's very unlikely that Slager will be tried for murder. At the least, he will be reinstated but reassigned to an office job. He'll likely remain fired and may be ultimately tried for manslaughter, but the shooting does not rise to the level of murder. Either way, I'd love to be any jury if there is a trial.
    "Holy Out-There, Batman".... even if this were true, the officer is not going to be re-instated and assigned to desk job. His career in North Charleston is DONE, even if he never goes to prison. The key video shows the officer shooting the guy in the back. There is no other video that shows the deceased doing anything but running away (not threatening in the least).

    No city official in his right mind ever wants this guy (Slager) any where near city hall, except in shackles and an orange jump suit. Even if they have some credible witnesses that somehow help Slager with his case, an eyewitness testimony can't over come this outrageous video. No one is going to simply explain away shooting someone in the back, Slager never again sees a City of North Charleston paycheck. Even if he is acquitted, he gets a settlement and is told to get out of town. Most likely, however, Slager's next career move is on the assembly line stamping out license plates.

    The unfortunate thing is the guy is likely to do more time to pay the toll of all of the cops that were over the top in violence and were not caught.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    And it hasn't been established that any evidence was planted
    There's very doubt. Very little. And then he lied about applying CPR too. He's going to do some time, the question is how much?

    That distance was gained in mere seconds after the fight where both parties were down on the ground,
    Heat of the moment is jumping up and at close range firing a shot of 2. It's not after the guy was 15-20 feet away, then pulling his gun, aiming, and firing 8 times.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    There's very doubt. Very little. And then he lied about applying CPR too. He's going to do some time, the question is how much?



    Heat of the moment is jumping up and at close range firing a shot of 2. It's not after the guy was 15-20 feet away, then pulling his gun, aiming, and firing 8 times.
    Cops generally keep firing. They don't aim for the knee or the shoulder, they aim for center body mass and they fire repeatedly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    Cops generally keep firing. They don't aim for the knee or the shoulder, they aim for center body mass and they fire repeatedly.
    Yeah, but in this case none of that has anything to do with a possible defense of 'heat of the moment'. He stood up, aimed, and fired 8 times at an unarmed man who was no threat to him. Then calmly tried to hide what he did.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Yeah, but in this case none of that has anything to do with a possible defense of 'heat of the moment'. He stood up, aimed, and fired 8 times at an unarmed man who was no threat to him. Then calmly tried to hide what he did.
    He fired in the heat of the moment after fighting with a violent criminal. Murder charges will never stick. My guess is they'll charge him with murder in the 2nd degree to assuage the black community and hope for a conviction on manslaughter charges, if that's possible in S.C.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    He fired in the heat of the moment after fighting with a violent criminal. Murder charges will never stick. My guess is they'll charge him with murder in the 2nd degree to assuage the black community and hope for a conviction on manslaughter charges, if that's possible in S.C.
    Yeah, he'll get murder 2, just my guess.

    A cop is expected to have some self-control. At least enough not to be judge, jury, and executioner. He very calmly drew and fired. You can see it in the video. The man fleeing was no immediate lethal thread...* and he knew it.*.

    A civilian cannot just go around 'killing people in the heat of the moment' without suffering severe legal consequences. Cops, with more training for dealing with stress, should be held to a higher standard.

    Just like the cops in NYC that shot several bystanders while trying to apprehend a suspect. If a civilian carrying had done the same to prevent a crime....they'd be in jail for life. Not so the cops.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    IMO the cop and his accomplice, a black officer who stood by and watched, should not only be arrested but should get the death penalty. There's no way around this, that cop shot an unarmed fleeing for his life man. This was murder.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    He fired in the heat of the moment after fighting with a violent criminal. Murder charges will never stick. My guess is they'll charge him with murder in the 2nd degree to assuage the black community and hope for a conviction on manslaughter charges, if that's possible in S.C.
    There is no evidence Scott was a violent criminal, in fact he had no violent criminal record at all.

    And murder charges may stick, if for no other reason than the officer knowing that what he did was illegal and that he took actions to justifiy his shooting (or so it really looks like) by moving the taser and picking it up next to the body of Scott.
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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