Yesha Callahan

South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Black Man in the Back


North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael T. Slager is now behind bars after shooting an unarmed Black man in the back on Saturday. Slager, 33, shot and killed Walter L. Scott, as he was running away. Slager then lied and said his victim was the aggressor, but a passerby caught it all on camera.

Slager has been charged with murder.

Scott, who was pulled over for a minor traffic stop, is a Navy veteran. The only thing on his record was owing back child support. Slager also tried to plant his Taser on Scott’s dead body.

North Charleston’s mayor, Keith Summey, called Slager’s actions a “bad decision,” saying, “When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. If you make a bad decision, don’t care if you’re behind the shield or just a citizen on the street, you have to live by that decision.”

  1. April 8, 2015 - Reply

    This is such a sad video. This big, strong, and young cop callously shot a smaller, and much older man in the back who couldn’t even run very fast. The poor man was probably scared to death of going back to jail for non-support. I guarantee you that besides possible life insurance, his kids will certainly get no more support now.

    The way this cop cooked up a story of a struggle, and clearly goes back, picks up, and drops what appears to be the taser by his victim certainly echoes so many stories I have heard of cops planting evidence. Finally, the chickenshit black cop who watches all of these crimes without saying anything needs to be in jail beside the killer cop.

    The one good thing I can say is that despite all of its issues, my home state has actually been pretty good about jailing, firing, and prosecuting cops when they have been caught red handed. That is far better than places like Missouri, New York, and Ohio, where police unions and prosecutors have gone to the mat for killer cops.

    • April 8, 2015 - Reply


      “actually been pretty good about jailing, firing, and prosecuting cops when they have been caught red handed.”

      i thought the same thing. sc also prosecuted that cop that shot the man who was reaching for his id that the cop asked him for. it’s surprising that a state that normally wouldn’t get the benefit of the doubt in race-related situations is better than so called liberal states at doing what’s right when the evidence is obvious.

      this also makes me feel like body cams are all the more necessary. i was reading a report a couple days ago that said in cali & az, when body cams are issued, complaints of police brutality drop by almost 70%, & when the body cams are made so they can’t be turned off, it drops by almost 90%. clearly cops know that if there’s no tape they can get away w/anything b/c of the blue line of silence. we should be pushing to have more cameras issued across the country so police will think twice before they get caught redhanded.

  2. April 8, 2015 - Reply

    Thank God for the witness and I hope there’s more witnesses like him who aren’t afraid to take out their camera phones to record & come forward with the evidence.

  3. April 8, 2015 - Reply

    These sick, soulless, cowardly devils have been doing pure evil for years and years. Hunting Black men and children down in the streets and then going home to their families to drink and jest about it. Smiling and taking pictures of Black folks hung from trees and using them as Christmas cards. Can you believe this demon still tried to frame a DEAD person after he’s just shot him EIGHT times in the back while on duty? Smh. These creatures have no soul. Evil ass creatures.

    If this happened to my loved one and this demonic pig did not get the electric chair, I would hunt his entire family down.

    • April 8, 2015 - Reply


      Word. They have always thought they are above God, thankfully in this technological age these unnatural beings are being exposed to the world and they are ANGRY (just like you would imagine satan getting mad that his face is finally being shown).

      I harp on Pres Obama side stepping these human rights violations in his own country, but his tip toeing around crazy whitefolks has made these demons even bolder-to handcuff someone you just murdered in broad daylight, man. I can’t imagine how nerve wracking it was to film this, thankfully this person was there.

      • April 8, 2015 - Reply


        You’re right on the mark, sis. If this devil can do this in broad daylight, just imagine for one second the gross evil they’ve been doing and getting away with for centuries in the dark — before the advent of mobile phones and social media. Smh. To further shine light on the nature of these demons, you can kill an innocanet Black child in cold blood in this country, open a gofundme account, and raise a quarter million dollars in two days. In other words, there is a vested interest and reward scheme for annihilating Blacks. If that isn’t a genocidal war, then I really don’t know what is. Pure devils.

        Don’t count on Obama to do much though. The only thing he’s gonna do is modify the patriot act to edge us further toward a new world order, and that’s pretty much it.

        Black folks need to learn the law, arm themselves and say NO to complacence. That is why this is still happening! Every time I see Trayvon’s dad in the media looking docile while that fat bastard weakling that murdered his son is out putting out PSAs, I get sick to my stomach.

  4. April 8, 2015 - Reply

    First, I send condolences and prayers to the family of Walter Scott.

    The cop is a murderer. There is absolutely no justification for the actions of the officer at all. The Brother was shot in his back multiple times. Anyone who tries to justify what the cop did is 100 percent sick. The family of Brother Walter Scott deserves justice. Walter Scott was an unarmed man and a thug cop killed him. The officer lied about what he did and this problem is systematic. It’s an epidemic. Cops killing unarmed, non-threatening people occur nationwide and worldwide. In America, we have more of it than any other industrialized nation on Earth. Only the lowest of the low would try to frame a dead man. These white murderers are totally demonic and they know the truth. They realize the historical contributions of black people and the beauty of blackness. They just commit evil regardless and these white racists could care less about empathy, compassion, and human dignity. The blue wall of silence must be extinguished. Many people have talked about community policing, body cameras, etc. We also need the deification of cops to end. Certainly, enough is enough.

  5. April 8, 2015 - Reply

    MSNBC just interviewed the young man who took the video. He was on his way to work, but felt he needed to record what was going on. He is from the Dominican Republic, and he said this incident went against the image he had of America.

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