The shooting of Walter Scott occurred on April 4, 2015, in North Charleston, South Carolina, following a daytime traffic stop for a nonfunctioning brake light. Scott, a black man, was fatally shot by Michael Slager, a white North Charleston police officer. Slager was charged with murder after a video surfaced contradicting his earlier police report. The video showed him shooting Scott from behind while Scott was fleeing.
Tonight, Andrew and I get angry and political discussing the events in North Charleston, Ferguson, and Staten Island as well as the “stop and frisk” policy in New York City. Unfortunately the article by Ivy Mike (“When Assholes Collide”) we cited is no longer available, but there is a “Cliff’s Notes” version.