Target: Director of South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Don Royal
Goal: Applaud law enforcement for arresting cop accused of killing unarmed black man.
North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has been arrested following his alleged ruthless murder of an unarmed Black man.
The victim, Walter Scott, was reportedly pulled over by Officer Slager because of a broken taillight. The encounter soon turned into a foot chase, in which the officer claims Scott somehow got a hold of his taser. However, a graphic video of the incident tells a much different story.
The clip, filmed by a passerby, allegedly shows the victim running from Slager while the corrupt officer chases him into an empty lot, firing eight bullets into his back. At one point in the video, he even walks towards Walter Scott’s lifeless body and drops his taser beside it, likely doing so in hopes that it would help corroborate his story.
As evidenced by the recording, there was no reason for Officer Slager to fatally attack his victim. Scott was clearly running for his life, and posed no immediate threat. The officer’s claims that the shooting was done in self-defense are absolutely ludicrous. This was a merciless act of injustice, a carefully constructed murder that was acted out with a disturbing air of indifference.
The disgraced officer was arrested and charged with murder following the video’s emergence. Please sign the petition below to praise the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for its investigation of the case, and their hasty efforts to bring Michael Slager to justice.
Dear SLED Director Don Royal,
A South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, has recently been arrested following alleged his fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Walter Scott, the victim, was reportedly pulled over for a broken taillight and pursued by Slager until he was shot eight times in the back. The officer claimed that Scott took his taser, but the video evidence clearly shows Scott running away until he is gunned down.
We, the undersigned, would like to applaud you for bringing justice to the victim’s family, and for arresting Officer Slager. This incident is just one of many officer-involved shootings, but thankfully, this is one case in which honesty, integrity, and justice remained at the forefront.
Thank you for protecting the lives of South Carolina minorities who may have suffered a similar fate as Walter Scott, had Slager’s crime not been made public. We ask that you continue to ensure that all instances of police brutality are dealt with quickly, efficiently, and honorably. Thank you for your efforts to keep the North Charleston community safe.
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