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More death, more questions


Photo from the NBC News website

By now we’ve all seen the video of Michael T. Slager, the police officer in North Charleston, S.C., shooting and killing Walter L. Scott as Scott ran away from the officer. Just this evening, I saw the video three times in the first 15 minutes of the NBC Nightly News broadcast. How many times have you seen it?

Should video of a man being shot to death be treated like a sports highlight—shown over and over?

And what if Scott had been white instead of black—would the video of the cop shooting him in the back be airing as much as it is now?

You may be interested in this particular news source and how it is covering the story:
(A different perspective)

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anita_margarita
Apr. 10th, 2015 05:28 am (UTC)
I did not watch the video. I know it's out there on the internet but...

What to say about the many, many videos of such violence available 24/7? When the shock wears off, then what? And is it helping or dividing?

patrick_vecchio
Apr. 10th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
All good questions. I wish I had answers.
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