It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: roadgravel
I don't think there will be much debate about this case. I wonder though if it helps shed light for some people quick to deny dirty cops... this cop was doing the standard MO. Shoot, plant evidence, claim self defense.
originally posted by: alienjuggalo
a reply to: butcherguy
That guy should still be worried after what happened ro the guy who filmed garners death
Era it will be an interesting story if this guy all of a sudden has legal issues and winds up in jail
originally posted by: Badgered1
Eight shots (and he was still running until that last one) at close-ish range, and he still has to cuff him? What on earth was he shooting at? Was he trying for a wound, or to kill?
Victim didn't appear to be armed, so the officer obviously was afraid of....possibly the way he ran away from him?
originally posted by: YogaGinns
a reply to: alienjuggalo
What a way to instill trust in the police. Hope this cop suffers from his own demons, as he will most likely be given a suspension and a desk job. And they will come up with some crazy story that the victim uttered death threats or something equally unprovable.
Will keep a close eye on how this one unfolds. Thoughts go out to the poor guy's family.
originally posted by: Ensinger23
a reply to: alienjuggalo
That is absolutely stone cold murder. He clearly had no weapons and didn't look threatening at all. This guy has already been thrown under the bus (by his own fault) by his department, and they don't look like they will have his back.
I'll bet he thought he'd only lose his job, but instead a man lost his life and he is about to lose his too. South Carolina has the death penalty too..wonder if it will be eye for an eye?
originally posted by: roadgravel
I wonder how this will be spun in order to justify the shooting. Killed over a broken tail light. If he was being arrested, is there some outstanding warrant. What ever happened to tickets...
originally posted by: DAVID64
Arrested and charged does not mean convicted. I will not be at all surprised if the cop avoids jail and gets a much lesser charge. We've seen it a thousand times, one set of rules for us, a completely different one for them. Can not wait to see how they'll try to spin this.