After 52 years as a resident, 29 years as a police officer and five years as assistant chief—and nearly three years since the killing of unarmed citizen Walter Scott—Reggie Burgess will be sworn in Thursday as North Charleston, S.C.’s first black police chief.
“I was called a faggot before I was ever called a nigger.”
Updated Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 2:30 p.m. EST: ABC News reports that former South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in the back during a routine traffic stop in 2015.
The sentencing hearing for former South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager, who was caught on videotape shooting and killing a fleeing, unarmed Walter Scott during a 2015 traffic stop, begins Monday.
Birds of a feather flock together. Or did they? They can’t recall exactly. If they did, it wasn’t improper, and it was definitely in self-defense.
On Thursday they told us once again that what we saw with our very own eyes is not what happened. They switched the narrative, painted another black man as an aggressor who caused his own death, and even with video evidence that directly contradicts their narrative, no cops are being charged.
The South Carolina prosecutor who tried the now former North Charleston police officer responsible for shooting and killing the 50-year-old black unarmed motorist Walter Scott said in a pretrial hearing last year that Michael Slager’s shooting of Scott was a “close call” between manslaughter and murder, but that a…
A Washington, D.C.-based black attorneys group is demanding that former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager be given a life sentence in his federal case for the 2015 shooting death of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott.
Hillary Clinton cares more about police officers getting away with killing black people than Donald Trump does, according to Real Time host Bill Maher. And on his HBO show Friday night, Maher exploited the brutal slayings of Terence Crutcher and Walter Scott in an effort to get Cornel West to agree with him.
Even with former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager pleading guilty in his federal civil rights trial for Walter Scott’s death, the unarmed black motorist who was gunned down in cold blood still cannot rest peacefully, it would seem.
Updated Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:52 p.m. EDT: Michael Slager pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating Walter Scott’s civil rights.
Updated Friday, March 17, 2017, 4:10 p.m. EDT: Well, it looks as if former North Charleston, S.C., cop Michael Slager and his defense team won’t get their way in trying to dust away a key piece of video evidence.
Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager, who is charged with the murder of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott after a routine traffic stop in April 2015, is asking for public funding to pay for his second trial.
Justice appears to have been delayed once more.
The first preliminary hearing in the state retrial of a white former North Charleston, S.C., police officer charged with the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is scheduled for Monday, and prosecutors in his federal civil rights trial are asking that the the jury pool be limited to the local area.
The former North Charleston, S.C., police officer charged in the murder of motorist Walter Scott will be retried March 1, reports CNN.
Just a week after his state murder trial in the death of Walter Scott ended with a hung jury, a source close to the case said Tuesday that federal prosecutors expect to try former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager sometime this spring.
The lone black juror who also served as foreman during the Michael Slager trial had a pending felony charge against him that was mysteriously dropped by prosecutors during the Slager trial.
I’m one of those people who never wanted to serve on a jury. I live in Washington, DC, and because of the population of this city, I feel like I get called in every two years, like clockwork. I’m never happy about this though I do use it, similar to voting in national elections, as my gauge for changing demographics…
In a statement released Monday afternoon, Charleston County, S.C., prosecutor Scarlett A. Wilson said that she will retry former South Carolina Police Officer Michael Slager, 35, for the murder of 50-year-old Walter Scott.