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Walter Scott Killer Now Facing Federal Charges

11 May

Thank goodness for cell phone videos. Otherwise Scott would have been found with a planted gun or knife, and a story of how the officer “feared for his life”.

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Michael Slager facing federal charges in Walter Scott killing

A white former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist who was running away has been indicted on federal charges including depriving the victim of his civil rights.

An indictment unsealed Wednesday also charges Michael Slager, 34, with obstruction of justice and unlawful use of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

A bystander’s cellphone video captured images of Slager, then a North Charleston police officer, firing eight times as Walter Scott, 50, ran from a traffic stop in April 2015. The case inflamed a national debate about how blacks are treated by white police officers.

Slager was charged with murder in state court and fired from the force. He was held in solitary confinement until January, when he was released on half a million dollars bail and put under house arrest at an undisclosed location, allowed to leave only for work, church and medical or legal appointments.

Slager is to appear before a judge in Charleston later Wednesday for an initial appearance on the federal charges. Scott’s family said they planned to meet with reporters after the hearing.

Slager’s state trial is set to begin this fall, and he faces a possible life sentence without parole. Prosecutors have asked for the trial to be moved up to August or back to May 2017 to give Solicitor Scarlett Wilson time to prepare for another trial, that of Dylann Roof who’s charged with shooting nine people to death at a black church in Charleston last summer….More Here

 

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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3 responses to “Walter Scott Killer Now Facing Federal Charges

  1. harfobama

    May 11, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Reblogged this on Harford for Obama And Bernie.

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  2. roderick2012

    May 12, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    Good because those local yokels were trying to let this fool get off.

    The only problem is that Slager won’t be tried during this administration which is another reason to make sure we vote in November because if a Republican gets in the federal charges may be dropped or whoever prosecutes the case may pull the same shit Angela Cory and her minions pulled during the George Zimmerman trial.

    First they scheduled Dylan Roof’s trial first and Slager’s afterwards and then delayed his trail until October so they could release Slager on house arrest.

    Now they have delayed Roof’s trial until January.

    We see what you’re doing.

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    • btx3

      May 12, 2016 at 10:53 AM

      The footsie by the local prosecutor is why the Feds are stepping in. Obviously, they smell a rat.

      Former AG Holder had to re-build the Civil Rights Division at DOJ from scratch after the Bushit destroyed it and salted it with Federalist anti-Civil Rights lawyers from Jerry Falwell’s “Liberty University”. Holder recruited a new set of “Tigers” to go after the right wing racist scum.

      The one thing I know Hillary will do when (not if) she becomes President…Is turn the dogs loose. No more of this wishy-washy Obama crap on race.

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