Tag Archives: South Carolina

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charges

By Eyder Peralta A former North Charleston, S.C., police officer was indicted on murder charges in the killing of 50-year-old Walter Scott. According to Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, the indictment against Michael Slager was handed down by a grand … Continue reading

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The Walter Scott outrage nobody is talking about

By Heather Digby Parton The horrific story of the unarmed Walter Scott’s death at the hands of Officer Michael Slager continues to reverberate. Aside from the incontrovertible evidence on the tape that the accused officer shot him in the back … Continue reading

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Some Key Facts We’ve Learned About Police Shootings Over The Past Year

By Gene Demby We’ve done a lot of writing and reporting at Code Switch over the last year on deadly police shootings of unarmed black people, cases that have become such a part of our landscape that they have a … Continue reading

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Walter Scott: Week by bloody week, my America is sliding back towards slavery

By Michael W. Twitty For the United States, and with it, the entire western world, this past week should have been time to reflect on a monumental anniversary: the true end of chattel slavery in the United States 150 years … Continue reading

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Even If Walter Scott’s Family Wins in Court, the Cop Won’t Pay a Dime

By Jaeah Lee The family of Walter Scott, the man who died on Saturday after being shot eight times by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, has decided to sue Slager, the city of North Charleston, and its police department. … Continue reading

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Black death has become a cultural spectacle: Why the Walter Scott tragedy won’t change White America’s mind

By Brittney Cooper The most recent coldblooded police slaughter of an unarmed Black man is not the story of “one bad apple.” I refuse to narrate this story as another “isolated incident.” On Saturday morning, Michael Thomas Slager, a police … Continue reading

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Congressman: The Jobless Are Like Lazy Kids Who Need To ‘Step Up’

By Alan Pyke The trick to fixing the toughest job market since the Great Depression is to send jobless Americans to bed without supper, according to Rep. Steve King (R-IA). Speaking in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday, after arguing that … Continue reading

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Read This Before You Believe The Obamacare Premium Spike Hysteria

By Igor Volsky While some states are reporting lower than expected health care premiums in the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, a growing number of Republican-controlled states — like South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Florida and Georgia — are … Continue reading

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World’s Most Evil and Lawless Institution? The Executive Branch of the U.S. Government

By Fred Branfman America has a secret. It is not discussed in polite company or at the dinner tables of the powerful, rich and famous. Parents do not teach it to their children. Best-selling authors do not write about it. … Continue reading

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Backlash greets Cheerios ad with interracial family

By Mary C. Curtis Here we go again, with more proof, if anyone needed it, that the post-racial American society some hoped the election of an African American president signified is far from here. Who would have thought that breakfast cereal … Continue reading

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