No, You Can’t Shoot Someone Running Away

JusticeNot even if you are a cop. SC Officer Who Killed Black Motorist Loses Appeal.

There was a traffic stop. The guy and the officer had “mutual combat” and then the guy ran. While he was running away, the officer shot him five times. (Do I need to state that the guy running away was black?)

In the state trial he testified that he was not caught up in the heat of the moment, but that he was calmly going about his duties. He tried to change that for the purposes of the appeal – as if the appellate court didn’t have access to all the trial transcripts. (Should I file this under “stupid criminals” or finally create that “Cops Behaving Stupidly” category?)

And then there’s this.

According to court records, Slager made false statements during the investigation that were clearly contradicted by a video of the incident that a passerby captured with a cellphone.

Cops have STILL (this happened in 2015) not figured out that cameras are everywhere. At this point, I’m not sure they ever will.