A South Carolina police officer has been charged with murder after this video surfaced of him shooting an African-American man who was running away in the back at least eight times.
Officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott over a traffic stop that determined that Scott had a Family Court warrant out for his arrest.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey just announced that Slager would be charged with murder, and that “when you make a bad decision, don’t care if you’re behind the shield or a citizen on the street, you have to live with that decision.”
The officer claims that he fired the shots in self defense, but as this video clearly shows, the youth was running away and did not pose a threat to the officer.
Watch the video (Warning: VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED):
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.