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Injustice in the Death of Walter Scott

In April 2015, a 50-year-old black man named Walter Scott was shot in the back and killed by Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager.
     An alert passerby video-recorded the shooting on a smart phone. This video has been played over and over on the Internet. The video and the many news reports make it look to me as though Michael Slager should at least be convicted of manslaughter, and possibly of second-degree murder.
      However, yesterday (Dec. 5, 2016) the jury judging the case declared a mistrial. They could not agree on a verdict.
     Slager will be retried.
     This case is immensely important. Shooting a fleeing man in the back and killing him can't be allowed to drift out of sight. Slager needs to be convicted of misusing his police power to cause a fatality when it could have been handled very differently.
     Read more about the case here: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/naacp-rips-mistrial-in-trial-of-ex-cop-michael-slager/ar-AAlcWSo?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=ACERDHP15#image=1

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Leyva on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:31 AM
I am really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A couple of my blog audience have complained about my website not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?
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Reine Duell Bethany on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:53 PM
Hello, Leyva, Firefox works best for me. I have not used Internet Explorer much at all since about 2012 because it kept changing, and its changes didn't interface well with my blog or with the university websites where I teach. As far as fixing the problem I don't have tips, but I have found the Vistaprint tech support team very helpful when I have had technical difficulties with my blog. Perhaps the providers of your blogsite could explain what to do. Best wishes, Reine


Borovansky on Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:59 PM
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Reine Duell Bethany on Monday, January 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Dear Borovansky, Your words are very kind. Please feel free to share opinions of your own with me and the other readers of this blog. Sincerely, Reine


Mahler on Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:08 PM
Good article. I'm dealing with a few of these issues as well..
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Reine Duell Bethany on Monday, January 23, 2017 1:01 PM
Thank you, Mahler. Please don't hesitate to share further about the issues you face. Injustice needs all the fighting voices available. Sincerely, Reine


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Reine Duell Bethany on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:22 PM
Hello, Lawhorn, Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy the post I am about to write tonight. Reine

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