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

    Quote Originally Posted by  SenorXm/Sirius  View Post
    That's a little surprising, and very damning.
    Surprising? Yes, as he was an Officer at the time of the incident.

    Damning? How so?

    If they are following policy, there is nothing damning about it.





    Quote Originally Posted by  Deuce  View Post
    I believe the intent of moving the taser was to twist the timeline, to make it appear as though the taser was discharged about the time the cop opened fire.
    And such thoughts can be immediately dismissed given the reality ...
    that he knows he is wearing a body mic which would supposedly be capturing the sound of when the taser was employed.
    that he knows he is being recorded. (as confirmed by the witness who was recording)
    that he knows the taser cartridge fires out many id tags which indicates where it was deployed.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Surprising? Yes, as he was an Officer at the time of the incident.

    Damning? How so?

    If they are following policy, there is nothing damning about it.
    He's a member of their union, yet the union dropped him like a bad habit. That's damning. Before he is even convicted of anything they drop him? I never heard of that before, but no one here knows the by-laws of this particular union, so who knows?

    The union's not paying for his defense which means his wife and kids are going to be saddled with $100,000's in legal bills. For that reason and for that reason alone I wish the union was paying for his defense. Not for him, but for them.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    And such thoughts can be immediately dismissed given the reality ...
    that he knows he is wearing a body mic which would supposedly be capturing the sound of when the taser was employed.
    that he knows he is being recorded. (as confirmed by the witness who was recording)
    that he knows the taser cartridge fires out many id tags which indicates where it was deployed.
    Of course!
    I hope Slager's defense realizes that fundamental truism.
    As long as Slager doesn't think he did anything wrong, he didn't do anything wrong.
    /jk

    Excon's assessment of Slager's assessment of Slager's culpability and liability may not actually have that much legal bearing.


    I agree that it seems like neither Slager nor Habersham(?) think that they're doing anything but SOP.
    ...which makes the whole thing seem so much worse.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    He's a member of their union, yet the union dropped him like a bad habit. That's damning. Before he is even convicted of anything they drop him? I never heard of that before, but no one here knows the by-laws of this particular union, so who knows?

    The union's not paying for his defense which means his wife and kids are going to be saddled with $100,000's in legal bills. For that reason and for that reason alone I wish the union was paying for his defense. Not for him, but for them.
    Slager's wife is eight months pregnant with his first child (he apparently has stepkids), and I feel terribly, terribly sorry for her.

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

    The officer clearly needs more firearms training. Other than that, what's the problem. He ran. He got shot. Sucks to be him, but he chose to run.
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The officer clearly needs more firearms training. Other than that, what's the problem. He ran. He got shot. Sucks to be him, but he chose to run.
    Local law enforcement saw fit to charge him with murder.
    So, there's that.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The officer clearly needs more firearms training. Other than that, what's the problem. He ran. He got shot. Sucks to be him, but he chose to run.
    I too think the stupidity of these criminals leads to their demise...but doesn't excuse the other party. If this man is guilty, it's because he should have radioed an unarmed suspect on foot and asked for assistance, rather than resorting to the lethal force. We'll need to wait for all of the facts to emerge first though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    I too think the stupidity of these criminals leads to their demise...but doesn't excuse the other party. If this man is guilty, it's because he should have radioed an unarmed suspect on foot and asked for assistance, rather than resorting to the lethal force. We'll need to wait for all of the facts to emerge first though.
    That's what he did

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    I too think the stupidity of these criminals leads to their demise...but doesn't excuse the other party. If this man is guilty, it's because he should have radioed an unarmed suspect on foot and asked for assistance, rather than resorting to the lethal force. We'll need to wait for all of the facts to emerge first though.
    Before apprehension and search, how does the officer know the suspect is unarmed?
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    Re: Video Shows Officer Shooting Unarmed Black Man in South Carolina

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Before apprehension and search, how does the officer know the suspect is unarmed?
    Another consideration is how much info did Slager get before Scott ran. It could be that he knew there were outstanding warrants but not what the warrants were for which would affect his mindset during the ensuing chase and fight

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