I'm confused by the response here. Non-white people protest when a white officer is acquitted. Now, non-white people are outraged that he "only got 20 years." Help me understand what is appropriate and what isn't here.
What’s worse is that Walter Scott was a deadbeat dad who owed thousands in child support so who’s going to pay that now? Clearly Walter wasn’t so I hope his children’s guardian gets any monetary recovery, not the POS victim’s family
He was so arrogant that he felt he could shoot an unarmed man in the back in broad daylight. Did he forget that everyone now has the ability to create videos? I hope this causes rogue cops to consider leaving the force before they too are murderers and spending years in prison.
Every police officer in our nation should be required to wear a running body camera at all times. Justice shouldn't depend on a random stranger with a cell phone camera.
Video has exposed a problem that has always existed and can no longer be denied.
24 is not enough but at least he got some time. How many times are they just let go and just get a new job in another city.
I'm shocked! But mostly I'm saddened by the fact that I had to Google "Walkter Scott" because a cop killing an unarmed black man isn't nearly specific enough for me to remember which particular incident is being discussed.
My thanks to the Jury. We rarely ever see this outcome when black men are murdered by law enforcement officers and that's a fact that is sad beyond words. More justice. Now.
Hearing this news brought tears to my eyes, that after all this outrage, someone faced justice for their crimes. My own father is a retired military police officer. Everytime I get pulled over, I am recording myself thinking "could I be the one that's next?" People of color should not be living in fear of the police anymore. I hope one day we will see that change.