Thank you Nighmare for the post. Watching a replay of the shooting, if that video is not enough to convict than I fear nothing but a point blank shot to the back of the head would render convicting a LEO...Hopefully the new trial will render justice..http://www.postandcourier.com/news/after-hung-jury-is-declared-prosecutor-vows-we-will-try/article_b43c72ec-baad-11e6-a6eb-8714ab6ea5f8.html
WATCH: Judge declares a mistrial in murder trial for former officer Michael Slager
People are afraid of retaliation ... and some people are just plain stupid. One juror in this case...which is it? We'll never know (or even for some other reason).Thank you Nighmare for the post. Watching a replay of the shooting, if that video is not enough to convict than I fear nothing but a point blank shot to the back of the head would render convicting a LEO...Hopefully the new trial will render justice..
The state of SC is going to be short lots $$$$$ after the civil suit... Can the defendant actually argue that he felt his life was in danger from a man running away from him? I must research the case simply to just hear what the cowards defense was... Clearly we all know that if joe citizen was caught on video shooting another joe citizen in the back.... Blah blah, we know the result... Hopefully justice will be served on the coward, a coward that gives other LEOS and the human race a horrible reputation..People are afraid of retaliation ... and some people are just plain stupid. One juror in this case...which is it? We'll never know (or even for some other reason).
new trial ... the state doesn't care, they get paid anyway. I'm guessing that the police union is paying for this guy's legal fees ..... they got plenty of money.
I just saw the video again and my irish blood is boiling. Clearly the coward firing the shoots had fully intention of murdering another human being..national evening news stated the prosecutor is going to 'retry' but 'I am busy having to try the young man for the murders of nine church members.'
meanwhile, the nice individual who, on private citizen video, shot a traffic violator in the back numerous times is free on bond.
The feds were doing the Rupp thing with Meeting/Broad infested with Fed Protective Service cars, TV vans, and local cops. Did not stop the carriages or the tourists.So I wasted my time posting the local news, that you didn't bother to read or that you struggled to understand? The civil award has already been made, $8.6MM IIRC.
The Courthouse at 'The Four Corners of Law' at Meeting Street and Broad Street is just six-ish blocks from Emmanuel AME Mother Church on Calhoun Street (once Boundary Street on the correct side) near Meeting Street, itself even closer to 330 Concord St. at Calhoun where I lived on the waterfront.
When I am near Charleston, I worship two blocks west on Calhoun Street at King Street at St. Matthews German Evangelical Lutheran Church, congregated in 1840.