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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Murder Of Walter Scott; Mistrial?

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The jury, which consisted of 11 white men and women and one black man,....The murderer of Walter Scott receives a "mistrial."

Let's start this video journey with another look at the last three minutes of Walter Scott's life. It is important to recall Scott was unarmed and lived in the most racist of US states: South Carolina.

The footage is graphic.

Did you notice the murderer attempted to plant evidence on the body of the dead veteran? He is reported to have picked-up the "cop drop". Slager apparently, picked up the fake evidence after the other officer alerted him he wold not be a party to the drop. 

And, what of the young man who happened to be in the vicinity when Slager perpetrated the murder.

The Daily Mail UK
'I ran': Killer cop witness tells how he fled the scene in fear after he told officers he had an incriminating video - and almost deleted the footage because he was afraid for his own life.

Slager was eventually released from custody pending trial. 

Despite testimony which clearly showed every aspect of the murder, one juror is reported to have commented, he could not convict the murder but felt for the victims family. 

Let's run through a set of video to visit the trial. we start with a The Post and Courier piece from earlier today.

A prosecution and witness exchange from the trail is point-on noteworthy.

One of the prosecution witnesses, Sgt. James Gann, was supervising Slager's squad that day. 
“Was he trained by the North Charleston Police Department to shoot someone in the back while he’s running away?” Chief Deputy Solicitor Bruce DuRant asked him. 
“No, sir,” Gann answered. But the questioning continued.

“Would you agree that running away is de-escalating?” the prosecutor asked. 
Gann sighed twice and asked DuRant to ask the question again. He sighed a third time. 
“Through the video,” Gann answered, “I would say (Scott) was “de-escalating.” 
The defense also laid more of the groundwork for its own case through cross-examination of the witnesses. 
In response to lead defense attorney Andy Savage’s questions, North Charleston Lt. Dan Bowman said officers “were encouraged” to make traffic stops and field interviews of pedestrians as a way to fight violent crime. Savage intends to present such testimony to account for his client's thoughts on that day. 
“That’s what was considered community policing in North Charleston?” Savage said. 
“That’s correct,” Bowman answered.

If you are a person who has nothing but contempt for Black Lives Matter, you are actually an enabler of murderous cops like Slager.  If you can find any justification for a cop using Scott as a human target, you are culpable in a system that increasingly seems like  South Africa's former apartheid state. If the mistrial isn't bothersome, you have devolved well below a level of decency we formerly promulgated and nourished  in the United States.

Scott's murder was a mindset murder. Any cop who could so callously fire nine shots at a person who was de-escalating an interaction is nothing more than a killer for hire. One has to wonder if he would have applied the same level of killing had the victim been a white man. The answer is borne-out via numerous media reports of white criminals arrest without injury and in one case taken to jail after cops purchased fast food for the perpetrator (Dylan Roof south Carolina), Scott's life did not matter in any sense and Scott's murderer is a clear prologue to what seems to be increasingly callousness and lawlessness from cops in the United States.

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