So familiar. A police officer claims a black man struggled with him for his weapon, and then the officer had to shoot him to protect himself.
Only problem with the story: a passer-by recorded the incident on his cell phone. The reality was that the black man was running away, the officer fired 8 shots into his back, and then threw his taser onto the ground next to him to fake the evidence of a struggle, in full view of his fellow officers. The video is horrific: after shooting the guy, he’s lying on the ground motionless, and Officer Michael Slagger walks over, yells at him to put his hands behind his back, and cuffs him.
He’d been hit 5 times. He was dead. There was no attempt at resuscitation.
The police killed a man in cold blood, and lied about it.
So, so familiar.
The dead man, Walter Scott, had been stopped for a broken tail light.
You know what? Fuck the police. They are disgracefully screwed up.