Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jackley 'appalled' by Scott killing, didn't charge PennCo deputy for gunning down Lakota man

South Dakota's attorney general, Marty Jackley, is a hypocrite.
The video of Officer Michael T. Slager firing eight shots at a fleeing Walter Scott was captured by a bystander, and the incident has re-ignited a nationwide debate about racial profiling, police brutality, the filming of police activity by bystanders and the growing role of body cameras in police departments. Slager has been charged with first-degree murder. "I was appalled at the conduct and was satisfied to see that the prosecutors moved in the right direction," Jackley said. "Division of Criminal Investigation agents record conversations. Sometimes, the recorder's not on. If it's not on, you have to simply explain why it's not on," Jackley said. [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]
People concerned about police violence against persons of color know that Slager would have been exonerated had there been no video of Walter Scott's alleged murder just like a Pennington County deputy was after killing unarmed Lakota man, Christopher Capps.

A federal judge has ruled that Capps' family can sue for wrongful death.

The cop who managed 'a bunch of racists' wants to be Rapid City's mayor.

As for Jackley: he is probing white pockets for enough cash to finance a run for higher office.


Anonymous said...

Many of Euro-lineage belatedly wake-up to the ugly nature of the police-state that is the US. Highest incarceration rate in the world - higher than that of the former Soviet Union and its gulags, higher than Communist China, etc. Far higher likelihood of being killed or hurt in any police encounter than are the police likely of being hurt or killed. Thousands were killed by the police over the past 10 years, the vast majority of those killed were unarmed, yet this resulted in only 54 charges and barely a conviction. Be very careful out there.

Anonymous said...

And here's the latest as deputies scream to a dying man (yet again), an unarmed man they killed, "fuck your breath!"

larry kurtz said...

Cops just broke an NBA player's leg.

Seth Tupper is running some stories meant to paint the Rapid City Police Department in happier hues:

“Nobody wants to be the officer caught on videotape on the national news wailing on somebody with a nightstick,” RCJ