RiP Walter Scott
But seriously though, fvck this guy. Not only was he flat out lying after the ordeal, but the guy he shot was a retired serviceman.
@Sexy Homunculus, I hope he gets the same thing I wish to happen to racists who get arrested. Once he gets sentenced, he will be a black prisoners bitch. If he isn't regretting every racist act he's ever made, then he's getting plowed by a guy of the race that he hates.
@Sexy Homunculus, yes but maybe that retired "serviceman" shouldn't have tried to run and resist arrest. What the cop did is still 100% wrong.
@Cheeseburger Randy, from what i saw it looked like the cop started pulling out his gun almost before the guy started running
@terminated predator, The man was first pulled over. He then fled from his car to avoid being arrested for unpaid child support.
@Cheeseburger Randy, well those kids aren't gonna see that money now
@nursey nurse, allegedly ;)
@mpfnascimento19, the kids will get some money now, after the family sues and/or at least Social Security survivor benefits until the are 18
@Sexy Homunculus, I think he should be fired and jailed by how he responded, but his report was accurate. Have you seen the recent evidence? They revealed forage from the dash can and other sources. The guy he shot did grab his taser and shoot him with it. It's clearly evident. I agree with you, however it's important we don't jump to conclusions with stuff like this.
@Sexy Homunculus, To clarify, the policeman was fired; he dropped his taser on the ground and said that the retired serviceman took it from him.
@1NutParking, he shot him in the back and then claimed to be in fear for his life.
I believe it has to do with the cop that shot the unarmed black man as he was running away.
@Pickup Sticks, I thought it happened every month.
@Pickup Sticks, I hope he gets sentenced to life in prison
@Pickup Sticks, he did a bit more than that. You're probably aware, but just in case, the real shocker is how he completely lied and framed it to look like he was acting in self defence. And he actually would have gotten away with it if there hadnt been video evidence of him going back to the police car and putting the tazer on the ground by the man he murdered. We wouldve had no way of knowing the truth if it wasn't for that video and that is a truly terrifying thought. There is my rant. I hope you're having a great day(:
@CrazyRightWinger, this is South Carolina. We have the death penalty.
@Ajunta Pall, even better
@Pickup Sticks, why'd you throw the word black in there
@Pickup Sticks, he should've shot the guy video taping it too. Cops are so arrogant.
@Pickup Sticks, yea he didn't hesitate he just shot him when I don't think the guy was grabbing for his gun
@Pickup Sticks, an unarmed black man who fought with the officer and tried to steal his tazer.
@Dragondoot, have... Have you even watched the video? He turned and was 20 feet away before he got shot. The taser was on the ground at the officer's feet where the officer dropped it after trying to Tase the man, after the man was dead he picked it up off the ground and dropped it by the mans body. Do not be misinformed.
@Sparks00, cuz he was black.
@normally weird, his report was accurate. Evidence recently surfaced and he was actually shot with his own taser. However, I agree with the fact that he should be jailed. He had no right to use lethal force, but he didn't plant anything on the guy (which was the public's initial opinion)
@1NutParking, is that so? I don't mean to be misinformed. I shall double check my sources. Thank you very much for correcting me! Have a lovely day(:
@x2 6x 9 lol, I don't see why that matters though. He was a person. It shouldn't matter what the color of his skin was.
@Sparks00, yes. I agree. If a black cop would have shot him I'm sure it would have said "man". Or if a black cop shot a white man it would have said "white guy" because of the never ending silent race discrimination. What gets me is white and black are the only colors people can say without being considered racist. But again I agree. He was a man. A man that didn't deserve to die.
@normally weird, no problem! I actually watched some of the most recent evidence last night. It sure is a lesson in rushing to judgement though. Still no excuse to shoot a man in the back.
Condemning all cops for what this one turd did is like condemning all blacks people for what OJ Simpson did. That is all.
@Suck Me Sideways, but the spear chucking jungle bunnies will never get it because they're ignorant
@Suck Me Sideways, but the rate at which it is happening is not good. Even one officer acting this way should create massive social repercussions, there should be riots and demand for reform, no matter how many. Place more restrictions give better training and for the love of God put body cams on ALL cops
As a fake cop, I laughed
Whoa there's politics in my funny
@RebelWithoutaCause, Congratulations, now you have a cause to rebel against!
@RebelWithoutaCause, this isn't politics.
Waits for someone to say that he was justified and the man was a thug
@rabid aviator, unlike with previous cases, this one is pretty clear cut. I haven't seen anyone argue that what this officer did was justified.
I live where this happened. Ugh...
@Ajunta Pall, me too, just about, I live in downtown charleston. My friend said "I hope people realize that North Charleston is a different town than Charleston and the tourists don't stop coming."
@Ajunta Pall, me too! You me and Ruupasya should meet up at one of those protests and promptly leave and go get drunk.
Time to make all of you depressed. Guy has a family and unborn child.
Summary execution for this as*hole please
I feel its time to be like england and take cops' guns away
@Converthis, the part where you went wrong was when you said, "it's time to be like England"
@Jolee Bindo, normally id agree with you... but this never happens in england, and it happens here all the time
@CriTiKa1, thats not what i was getting at... the only rule change should be street cops are not allowed to carry guns
@Converthis, It's also illegal to defend yourself in England. Soooo, fvck that.
@Converthis, then there would be no police officers. No cop would want to go out onto the streets
@gplr234, its actually a very successful system... a tazer works in almost all situations that american cops use guns... but without the unneeded deaths... lots of countries are following the example... my wife is a cop and shes trying to make our city do the same
@Converthis, vastly depends on the area. No cop I know would patrol New York City at 4 am without a gun
@CriTiKa1, nothing overrides your inherent right to self defence u are allowed to defend yourself but with minimal use of force in England
@gplr234, I disagree. Again, stun guns work in any situation that would happen at 4am new york. If gun fights break out, then armed forces come in as backup
@gplr234, well thats why youre not a cop... and thats why people get shot... i personally know a lot of cops and they are brave enough to know how to handle themselves around some punks without the need of lethal force
@Converthis, If I'm in that situation, with possible armed criminals around me, I would want a gun over a taser 10 times out of 10. In my opinion, the police having guns isn't the problem. The criminals walking around with guns are the problem. Obviously we won't agree on this, so I bid you a good day, sir or madam
@gplr234, people in gangs aren't "some punks". Some carry automatic weapons. I too know cops and I'd rather them be alive then to say "well at least he was brave enough". If they're safe and there is a relatively small amount of situations like the one in South Carolina, I vote for them to keep their guns
@Converthis, tazers are great weapons platforms for certain situations. Unfortunately they have neither the range or capacity of a firearm. Not sure if you have ever fired a tazer but they are single cartridge weapons, with a minimum range.
@Medic88, if gangs come around, or youre being shot at... armed teams can be there in a minute... obviously you wouldnt use a tazer when taking on the mafia... but to subdue a running suspect like the guy in the picture did... a gun was the wrong choice
@Converthis, completely agree with you on this cops actions.
But like you said, would you like armed back up to be minutes away when seconds count in a gunfight? Sure they'll catch the guy, but you very well could be bleeding out on the street.
@Medic88, you make a good point, so i looked into it... in england this is extremely rare. Cops injured in action is less than the states actually... however the criminals are very different so its hard to compare
@Converthis, you can compare France. The Charlie habdol (or however you spell that magazine in french) thing back in January...the police showed up, on bicycles, and did not have guns. The bad guys had rocket launchers and ak-47s...the cops were killed.
@Converthis, you know how many police would be massacred if that happened. It would NEVER work in America.
@1NutParking, massacred? Do you think people would start hunting cops?
I hope this guy gets prison raped
@s p a c e d o u t, he's a cop who better go to prison. He'll be attacked by just about every criminal who get the chance at him. He gonna die and I envy whoever gets that honor.
I don't think this guy's racist j just think he's an a**hole
Shouldn't it be "wasn't"
I think as a country we are all just tired of cops interrupting and killing innocent black men who are just trying to commit a crime and I'd like to thank the media for exposing this with excellent reporting skills
@thisoneguyyouknow, yea I'm SO glad cops are shooting people for minor traffic violations now. How oh how would I be safe from burnt out tail lights and hidden license plates unless cops respond with lethal force and a lack of human regard for life?
@IAmIcarus, ah yes the down voters, hands up don't shoot protesters right? And all this begs the question, why did he take off running from a "minor traffic violation"
@thisoneguyyouknow, hands up don't shoot? No, I wasn't in on that. Who cares why he did it, a fleeing man is one who poses no risk not one that deserves 8 bullets in the chest. Even if he struggled with the cop before.
@IAmIcarus, seeing the video he was not Shot 8 times. One or 2 at most probably hit.
This was funny I hope this guy gets off free because it was a black man he shot not an actual person.
@VibratingButtChomper, wait I thought you were like a popular commenter here... Wtf is this shjt
Is this the cop that pepper sprayed and tazered an unarmed minor twice because he refused to get out of the car without his mother being there
@Ripblade01, you couldn't read any of the comments before posting this?