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I hope enough to put this POS in prison where he belongs.
originally posted by: flammadraco
If that had happened this morning here in the UK, we would have riots on the streets across the UK in all major cities.
originally posted by: Bone75
originally posted by: alienjuggalo
if anyone is interested this is live video of protests at city hall
What are they protesting? The guy was charged with murder wasn't he?
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: NavyDoc
This is not getting the usual soft pass..if people thought Ferguson was bad..let this guy off and there will be blood in the streets don't you think.
Amazing how this pos just saunters over after he unloads..cool as a cucumber.
Apparently he has been denied bail
originally posted by: Generation9
a reply to: alienjuggalo
All the facts are not yet made public. We have to wait to see what the clear picture is.
I do know that you can easily search and find various online news sources reporting that Walter Scott had a record of encounters with the police ranging from assault accusations to drug charges as well as a history of evading the police and not paying child support. I saw a picture of his Mercedes with gaudy rims. Say what you will, but evidence is evidence. It is quite possible that the police know something about Walter Scott that the general public does not know. The question in my mind is did Walter Scott have a coc aine distribution conviction which could very well have resulted in a felony in South Carolina. Is Walter Scott known to be armed? If so, he would quite easily be considered a dangerous felon with a years long pattern of struggling and resisting. If so, believe it or not, no matter what your own rough and tumble perspective is, the officer would be well within his rights to use deadly force on a fleeing felon to stop the terrorization of the community. You must be aware that there are numerous felons out on the streets because it is thought to be the humane thing to do and the jails are full. If a man continues unlawful distribution in order to maintain his lifestyle rather than get a job and forfeit his paycheck to his children then he tends to stand out in the community as a trouble maker.
Folks, you can not just do your own thing. You can not. When people start going down these unlawful roads they frequently justify their bad behavior and poor decisions, but you can not do your own thing and expect to get away with it. The law is the law for a good reason.
such force may not be used unless necessary to prevent the escape and the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others.