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.
Put your hands behind your back? Mother fucker, you just shot at the man eight times. Mr. Scott was pulled over for a broken tail light and after the cop tried to tase him and it did not work, Slager took out his gun and fired eight rounds. Does it really take a cop eight rounds to put a man that is less than 20 feet down? Slager will be charged with murder. Don’t know how long he’ll last in prison. He about to get that ass torn up!
There is a twitter account some asshole created (@DefendMichaelS). What a piece of shit. They are trying to start a GoFundMe page to raise money for his defense.