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The Shotfather

White Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Guy In Back 8 Times, Plants Taser On Him. Just Another Day In America.

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Getting shot is a possibility if you run and are considered a threat. But getting shot 8 times with no medical help is way way over the top and deserves severe punishment.

if someone robbed me and then as they were running away I shot him 8 times in the back, id be in prison. There are a lot of people on here that apparently think the guy asked for it. Too every last one of ya, I hope you get screwed over by the all mighty government so you can see how it is living on the other side

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Not much to be said about this. Shooting an unarmed man 8 times then offering no medical assistance = the cop should go to jail for a long long time.

That's the truth shooting a man in b the back 8 times is a death sentence and the guy had no weapon and was 50+ years old

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/meet-the-man-who-shot-the-iconic-video/ar-AAaDjhA

Meet the man who shot the iconic video


Like he usually does, 23-year-old Feidin Santana, a Dominican immigrant to South Carolina, was walking to his job at a barbershop on Saturday afternoon, talking on his cellphone. Glancing over a chain-link fence that separated him from a scrubby patch of ground at the side of the road, something caught his eye and his ear. What he saw and heard — and what he did about it despite a deep-seated fear of the consequences — would soon shock the nation.

And it would change him, perhaps forever. “My life…changed in a matter of seconds,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Thursday.

Santana shot the video Saturday showing a white officer firing his pistol at a fleeing, unarmed black man. So powerful and troubling were the frames captured by Santana that North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers would later describe himself as “sickened” by what he had seen. The officer, Michael Slager, 33, would be charged with murder.

Santana laid low, frightened for days, before and then after, handing the video over to the Scott family. Then on Wednesday, he spoke out, in broken English, describing the ordeal he had been through in interviews on MSNBC, NBC Nightly News and Thursday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

What he saw was a struggle going on between a black man and the white police officer. “I saw Mr. Scott running on the same street I’m heading to my job,” he said on Morning Joe. “Then I saw the officer chasing him. I just decided to chase them to see what was happening.”

What he heard was the sickening electric sound of a clicking Taser. That’s when Santana ended the phone call, he told reporters, and started filming, running to keep up with the action. “I was hearing the taser sound,” Santana said, “and the yellling of Mr. Scott and that’s when I decided to do the recording.”

“Before I started recording, they were down on the floor,” he told NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt. “I remember the police [officer] had control of the situation. He had control of Scott. And Scott was trying just to get away from the Taser. But like I said, he never used the Taser against the cop.”

“As you can see in the video, the police officer just shot him in the back,” he added. “I knew right away, I had something on my hands.”

Still, Santana said he was afraid of what he had — video footage that contradicted what police had reported. He was afraid of what might happen to him if he handed it over to police. He did go to the police station but only briefly, he told interviewers. He was asked to wait when he arrived, but decided not to.

“I felt that my life, with this information, might be in danger,” he told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. “I thought about erasing the video and just getting out of the community, you know Charleston, and living some place else.” On Morning Joe, he added that his family was “afraid of what would happen to me.”

But he heard how police were describing the killing — that Scott had grabbed the Taser — and that bothered Santana. “I knew the cop didn’t do the right thing,” he said.

On Sunday afternoon, Santana returned to the scene. He said he thought about the victim’s family and knew they would want to know the truth. He finally decided to make contact with them. “I felt a need to look for justice,” he said.

Santana went to a vigil for Scott, according to victim’s brother, Anthony Scott, and told him, “I have something to share with you,” according to the Los Angeles Times. He began to play the video.

When the family saw it, Santana told Holt, “they were very emotional.”

On Tuesday night, the video was released to Charleston’s Post and Courier and the New York Times. It was played for the world — and Slager, 33, was charged with murder.

The footage showing Saturday’s shooting is key because it presents evidence that directly contradicts the Slager’s account, which ultimately led the officer’s murder charge. Since it was released, many have praised Santana for stepping on a very public stage, including Scott’s family attorneys.

People on social media are calling Santana a hero. A Facebook page called “Fans of Feidin Santana” popped up late Wednesday night, calling him an “American hero,” a “patriot” and an “angel on earth.” Fans were talking about setting a GoFundMe page to raise donations for a reward.

“I’m proud of you because you have the courage to do the right thing so this criminal can pay for his crime,” one commenter wrote. “…We need more people like you on this earth so we can stop the abuse and the killing of our Black and Latino brothers by law enforcement. God bless you.”

Early Thursday morning, Santana posted a reply on the page.

“Hey guys … as you can see my English is not my first language,” he wrote. “But I’m very thankful of everyone support. Even though this is very new to me and my family but never imagined that this will turn with so much love (which make it a little bit easy for me). Thank you for everything! For all those kind words … thank you.

“We all equal, we all human, let’s love each other and stop all this killings in our world.”

Asked how he summoned up the courage to take the video in full view of police, he told Morning Joe: “I don’t know what happened to me at that moment to be honest. I’m a great believer in God. Maybe he put me there for some reason.” Maybe, he said, that let him put his fear aside. “Maybe I tried to act like a reporter or something.”

“It’s not something that no one can feel happy about.” The officer “has his family, Mr. Scott also has his family,” Santana told Lester Holt. “But I think, you know, he [the officer] made a bad decision, and you pay for your decisions in this life.”

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The only time getting shot 8 times is justified is if he's shooting at cops with guns a blazin. And even then you give medical attention when he's down.

Or if a criminal breaks into your house

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I'll be interested to hear more about the struggle on the ground. Santana said that the cop had control of Scott, which clearly wasn't the case seeing as he was able to run away. I do think there is a defense to the cop here. It isn't going to keep him out of jail, but I wouldnt be surprised to see him get set up on a lesser charge like manslaughter.

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It also seems weird to me that so many white people say things like 'If you just comply, none of this stuff would happen'. That's kind of the point...it doesn't happen unless you're Black.

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if someone robbed me and then as they were running away I shot him 8 times in the back, id be in prison. There are a lot of people on here that apparently think the guy asked for it. Too every last one of ya, I hope you get screwed over by the all mighty government so you can see how it is living on the other side

I don't think there are even a few that thinks he asked to be shot 8 times or even once...

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It also seems weird to me that so many white people say things like 'If you just comply, none of this stuff would happen'. That's kind of the point...it doesn't happen unless you're Black.

Eh, I know white people that have been harassed so I think that's too broad of a generalization BUT generally if you don't act a fool, carry on, etc it probably does go smoothly. Again, hard for me to really say because I can only speak from the white perspective. I haven't lived in a black man's shoes so I can't speak of what they have experienced...

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Eh, I know white people that have been harassed so I think that's too broad of a generalization BUT generally if you don't act a fool, carry on, etc it probably does go smoothly. Again, hard for me to really say because I can only speak from the white perspective. I haven't lived in a black man's shoes so I can't speak of what they have experienced...

Have you or have you not ever sat on a porch?

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Eh, I know white people that have been harassed so I think that's too broad of a generalization BUT generally if you don't act a fool, carry on, etc it probably does go smoothly. Again, hard for me to really say because I can only speak from the white perspective. I haven't lived in a black man's shoes so I can't speak of what they have experienced...

Then why do you say 'generally if you don't act a fool, carry on, etc it probably does go smoothly'?

What's your definition of 'smoothly'?

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Then why do you say 'generally if you don't act a fool, carry on, etc it probably does go smoothly'?

What's your definition of 'smoothly'?

You get your ticket or taken to jail? Again, that's my perception of it. Not going to pretend other races have that same experience, no way for me to know that...

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Act the fool means to hang out on your porch or use your cellphone in a movie theater. But that's so last week, let's act objective today.

And neither have anything to do with a cop so not sure why you feel the need to try to bust my balls here...

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Really? Let it go bro, let it go...

Past stances with a racist tone matter when said person is trying to act objective about systemic racism today. Pardon me if I have to laugh at the transparency and the attempt to act like everyone is dumb and forgetful.

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Past stances with a racist tone matter when said person is trying to act objective about systemic racism today. Pardon me if I have to laugh at the transparency and the attempt to act like everyone is dumb and forgetful.

Sorry you feel that way but you should realize that there is this great experience called personal growth. Shame you don't recognize it and approach it with such cynicism...

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And neither have anything to do with a cop so not sure why you feel the need to try to bust my balls here...

Because you are talking about things you have no idea about in an "objective" tone with a past for the same systemic profiling that is a problem among cops today. Then you mention "acting like a fool" and etc. And you're speaking about it from a white point of view as if that is ever applicable in this discussion.

"Well I dont have problem with cops so it must just be the victims acting the fool."

So passive.......

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Sorry you feel that way but you should realize that there is this great experience called personal growth. Shame you don't recognize it and approach it with such cynicism...

So, have you or have you not taken part in the same type of systemic profiling that cops engage in today? Simple question.

I know that some people like to sweep their dirt under the rug and keep the closet doors tightly locked but we all have a responsibility to learn from our past. Even if it is on a freakin messageboard with your E-Balls.

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Then why do you say 'generally if you don't act a fool, carry on, etc it probably does go smoothly'?

What's your definition of 'smoothly'?

without getting into the discussion of whether it is your right to act a fool or carry on, it should be noted that each of the black males that died recently at the hands of cops were in fact acting a fool.

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