South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    My issue is that fleeing was a minor thing. It appears, and if this is not your intention then I apologize, that you are attempting to obscure the true issue here. Yes, if he does not flee, then this event probably does not happen. You are correct there. However, he did flee, and that is the crux of the matter. He fled and was executed. There was a moment for the cop to collect his thoughts as the man started taking off, and he decided to end the man's life. Fleeing does not excuse that action.
    In all of my posts I mention the cop did do wrong. My point is and always will be...
    If you listen to a cop in the first place, do not challenge them, do not run from them, REALLY bad things are less likely to happen. In almost every case we see it starts with a bad guy not obeying and it ends up bloody. Whether the criminal has a gun or weapon on him is always unknown to the cop, what we do know is that cops are heavily armed.

    Most cops are not bad guys, they put themselves in danger daily and seldom know what is lurking around the corner. Can't imagine walking into my job everyday wondering if I could get shot. They can't let their guard down for a minute or it could be their own life. Not saying this cop was a bad guy or good guy, but he was pushed to a point? panicked? got fed up? than reacted with a very poor decision I'm sure he regrets. I don't think shooting someone in the back was on his agenda while he drank his morning coffee.
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    ^I think it's fairly safe to this officer is a piece of crap human being. If you murder someone in cold-blood as this cop did, you're a bad guy. Simple as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    Read my post, not arguing that the officer was wrong. but just saying we do not know what went down. The original criminal in this case did not heed the warning of an officer of the law and was gunned down. If he stops, listens, does what he is told-- does he get shot in the back?
    You have got to be kidding me! Suspects run from police quite often, and it is the officers duty to "Pursue" NOT "shoot" a fleeing suspect UNLESS he poses a life threat. If every suspected criminal did what an officer asked of them, then being a police officer would a simple and easy job. But we are in the Real World and suspects flee, and officers have decisions to make. This guy was too lazy to start a foot pursuit, so he pulled his firearm and took the easy route.

    As someone said earlier. Adults and Kids get spooked when caught doing minor things and run when police show up on scene. That does not give the officer the right to start moving target practice. Plain and Simple!!!

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    Reading the recent discussion made me think of this. Sorry for the language.



    "Anyone who runs is a VC. Anyone who stands still, is a well disciplined VC."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanofMany33 View Post
    You have got to be kidding me! Suspects run from police quite often, and it is the officers duty to "Pursue" NOT "shoot" a fleeing suspect UNLESS he poses a life threat. If every suspected criminal did what an officer asked of them, then being a police officer would a simple and easy job. But we are in the Real World and suspects flee, and officers have decisions to make. This guy was too lazy to start a foot pursuit, so he pulled his firearm and took the easy route.
    As someone said earlier. Adults and Kids get spooked when caught doing minor things and run when police show up on scene. That does not give the officer the right to start moving target practice. Plain and Simple!!!
    Nope not kidding you either. I'll type this real slow so you can comprehend it better.
    Suspects do run, and officers do pursue, this cop, for some reason-not saying it was justified, chose to shoot instead.
    Police jobs are not easy because people do bad things. I wish their jobs were easier and we did not have crime, but we do.
    Not once did I say this officer had the right to shoot.
    I Did say if you don't run it drops your chances of getting a bad cop popping a cap in you.
    These kids and adults who get spooked need to read the paper, watch the news, read BGP and they would realize if they run they could get shot. It seems to happen way too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    There is absolutely no defense of this officer's actions, yet some still are trying...
    I think some are playing devils advocate here.

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    I'm very impressed with the Scott family and their lawyer. I can't imagine what would come out of my mouth when that tv camera clicks on.

    Extremely difficult situation and they are showing unbelievable class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRanger View Post
    I'm very impressed with the Scott family and their lawyer. I can't imagine what would come out of my mouth when that tv camera clicks on.

    Extremely difficult situation and they are showing unbelievable class.
    I think that the fact that police officer was indicted so swiftly helped ease tension, not pain, but tension. Had there been a "he said/she said," I don't believe that we'd see near the restraint. Honestly, I wouldn't have blamed them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Fair point, but we are missing the first part of what happened, which could be key.
    A few quotes from the latest article on MSN. in case you don't want to open the link.

    "The combination of the video and audio footage shows that the encounter between Slager and Scott started about four and a half minutes before the scenes now seen on televisions around the world"

    "Slager radioed again to announce he was chasing on foot down Craig, giving his dispatcher a basic description of Scott. “Black male, green shirt, blue pants,” he said."

    "Feidin Santana, a bystander who filmed the shooting on his cellphone, told NBC on Wednesday evening that the pair were struggling on the ground before he began recording."

    Michael Slager radioed in Taser claim six seconds after firing at Walter Scott

    ++++Disclaimer for Fan boy and Mex. I am not saying the officer was justified shooting a man in the back, but we do not know all of the details leading up to the video. Cop did run after him, something went on with the taser, whether guy who got shot grabbed at it or not we don't know. They struggled on the ground prior to the video starting to roll. Pretty sure original game plan by cop was not to shoot this man. Pretty sure he made a very bad decision to shoot him. Maybe his temper got the best of him after going for a jog and wrestling with a man he told to stop but wouldn't listen?

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    ^Great. Still murder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    Cops can't kill someone based on what they might have said.
    Yea, because not stopping the guy after saying that on tape and he kills a few people wouldn't end up being a law suit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    Yea, because not stopping the guy after saying that on tape and he kills a few people wouldn't end up being a law suit....
    There's just this little thing called the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAC View Post
    A few quotes from the latest article on MSN. in case you don't want to open the link.

    "The combination of the video and audio footage shows that the encounter between Slager and Scott started about four and a half minutes before the scenes now seen on televisions around the world"

    "Slager radioed again to announce he was chasing on foot down Craig, giving his dispatcher a basic description of Scott. “Black male, green shirt, blue pants,” he said."

    "Feidin Santana, a bystander who filmed the shooting on his cellphone, told NBC on Wednesday evening that the pair were struggling on the ground before he began recording."

    Michael Slager radioed in Taser claim six seconds after firing at Walter Scott

    ++++Disclaimer for Fan boy and Mex. I am not saying the officer was justified shooting a man in the back, but we do not know all of the details leading up to the video. Cop did run after him, something went on with the taser, whether guy who got shot grabbed at it or not we don't know. They struggled on the ground prior to the video starting to roll. Pretty sure original game plan by cop was not to shoot this man. Pretty sure he made a very bad decision to shoot him. Maybe his temper got the best of him after going for a jog and wrestling with a man he told to stop but wouldn't listen?
    Nice post TAC boy. I guess we will all have to wait for the trial. I believe they said the dash cam video would be released soon as well. Can't wait to see that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    ^Great. Still murder.
    100%. Those comments change nothing.

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    To me, nothing else matters until the officer pulls that trigger.

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