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‘It was murder, we all saw it’: Internet horrified after mistrial in Walter Scott shooting by white cop

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On Monday, a South Carolina judge declared a mistrial in the case of former police officer Michael Slager. Slager was initially charged with murder in 2015 after shooting and killing an unarmed black man named Walter Scott.

The incident was all captured on video and shows Slager shooting Scott in the back multiple times as Scott tried to run away from him. Judge Clifton Newman declared the case a mistrial after jurors reported that they were undecided.

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On Friday, Scott’s brother Anthony said, “We do believe within our hearts that we will see justice for my brother,” BuzzFeed News reports. He had said at an earlier time, “No human being deserves to be gunned down from the back.”

The world has watched too many times as American police officers get away with murdering unarmed black people across the country. Following the decision in Slager’s case, the internet responded with calls of “Black Lives Matter.” Some also pointed to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest.

 

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A visibly disgusted Morning Joe rips into ‘stupid’ Trump for ‘cheering on’ Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria

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Reacting to the news about the slaughter of Kurds in Syria by Turkish forces that is the direct result of Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said the president's claim that things are going well show he is either "lying or stupid."

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Noting the president is expected to issue a statement on the turmoil, Scarborough ranted, "The president, who is lying or stupid, will give us some insight on that later on today when he says the Turks and the Kurds are fighting and we shouldn't get in the middle of it."

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‘I don’t want no hug’: Atatiana Jefferson’s father won’t forgive cop who killed daughter in her own home

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The father of a black woman gunned down by Texas police in her own home recognizes the sickening similarities between his family's tragedy and Botham Jean's family, but he is feeling less forgiving.

Atatiana Jefferson was shot to death while playing video games at home with her 8-year-old nephew when a neighbor called Fort Worth police for a welfare check after spotting her front door standing open, and her father is angry, reported KTVT-TV.

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Journalist explains the horrifying ‘scale of the disaster Trump has wrought’ in the Middle East — and worldwide

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On Monday, British journalist Edward Luce laid out the chilling likely consequences of President Donald Trump's abandonment of Kurdish allies in Syria — and how the decision threatens to destroy America's ability to steer world diplomacy:

Worth emphasising the scale of the disaster Trump has wrought in the week since his call with Erdogan. 1. Revived Isis. 2. Cemented Assad’s grip on Syria. 3. Handed Russia yet another geopolitical windfall. 4. Betrayed the Kurds. 5. Immeasurably harmed US power. Thread 1.

— Edward Luce (@EdwardGLuce) October 14, 2019

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