It is sad that even with a video showing a police officer shooting a black man in the back that our fellow Americans will not convict. The killing was an execution. The judge showed a calm but on could infer from his tonality that he felt the pain.
Fellow Americans fail us as they will not convict a police who murders
The South Carolina judge declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked on whether white former police officer Michael Slager committed murder in the April 2015 shooting death of black motorist Walter Scott.
CNN.com reported the following.
Charleston, South Carolina (CNN)The judge in the murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager on Monday declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict after three days of deliberations.
Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, after a 2015 traffic stop. It wasn't immediately clear whether Charleston County prosecutors will seek a retrial. The jury, which deliberated for 22 hours in the case, passed a note to the judge.
"Despite the best efforts of our members we are unable to come to a unanimous decision," jurors said in the note.
If this video does not show a clear act of murder by a police officer, I do not know what would? Does anyone wonder why people of color are nervous especially with a xenophobic, racist, sexist, misogynist about to lead us all?
Good Americans need to speak up. We need to all be out brothers' and sisters' keepers.