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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.

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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WATCH: Here’s the secret to dissecting Trump’s chaotic distractions

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In an extended examination on MSNBC, host Ari Melber took a hard look at how President Donald Trump creates almost daily distractions for the media and the public to keep the focus off his multiple scandals and to make it look like he is doing something -- when all he is doing is creating controversy for controversy's sake.

Put simply, Melber explained, the president's tweets out some plan he has no intention of implementing, hypes it up for days -- then drops it like it never happened.

Using Trump's aborted attack on Iran as a jumping off point, Melber -- and his panel -- explained that Trump's style of governing is based on "head fakes" and "bluffs."

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Chuck Todd’s terrible interview with fabricator-in-chief Trump snapped the tether: From here on out there’s no truth

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Nothing will ever be the same again. Donald Trump’s unwavering disregard for reality and his acts of violence against the truth are rapidly metastasizing into the marrow of the national debate. I'm not sure we have enough heroes in this country to successfully extricate Trumpism and toss it into the biohazard waste bin of history, along other embarrassments in America's mixed record.

The very fabric of right and wrong in America is disintegrating as one of our two major parties, with some crucial help from Russia, has convinced four out of every 10 voters that verifiable truth is nothing more than a fake news plot against them and their beloved Fifth Avenue Clampetts. As a result, half of the political debate, from the local level on up, is built exclusively on wrongness — on total nonsense, invented by Trump himself along with his propaganda cable network.

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Trump considering withdrawal from 68-year-old treaty with Japan: report

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President Donald Trump has been privately talking about withdrawing from the postwar defense treaty with Japan, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Trump is telling confidants the treaty is unfair to the U.S. because it promises to help if Japan was ever attacked, but doesn't require Japan to come to America's defense, the sources told Bloomberg.

So far, the president hasn't taken any step toward pulling out of the treaty, which was signed in 1951, and administration officials insist that move would be highly unlikely.

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