The amount of sheer barbarity demonstrated in the above video clip showing 33 year-old white South Carolinian police officer Michael Slager murdering an unarmed 50 year-old named Walter Scott has white America acting “shocked” and “appalled” by the undeniably murderous behavior of the police officer. What seems to have caught them even more off-guard, however, is how blatantly officer Slager lied in the version of events he gave in the official police report. The family of Walter Scott, on the other hand, knew instinctively from the beginning that the police department’s version was complete and utter bullshit, as many if not most police reports usually are. The police always lie and deceive to make themselves appear as victims while also painting their actual victims (and there are many of them) as the aggressors in order to justify what the media often calls “excessive force” (though in truth it should be called unwarranted force). This should serve as a wake-up call to white America and its mouthpiece – the corporate media – that police reports are not a reliable means of reporting so-called “criminal activities”, especially when determining who matches the description of a “criminal” is left to the discretion of hopelessly corrupt police department and their stooges. In fact, how many white Americans would honestly have believed that Walter Scott was not the aggressor had it not been for the brave young man who captured the gruesome murder on video?
It would be a huge mistake for anyone to treat the deceptive actions of officer Slager as being somehow an exception to the rule, or a “bad apple” so to speak. The way he murdered Walter Scott without any concern for sparing his life (over a broken taillight at that), and going so far as to plant a taser next to his dead body to make it appear as if Scott had been struggling for the officer’s weapon, is pretty much par-the-course when it comes to police officers and their interactions with Black communities anywhere in America. It was only a few weeks ago when video emerged of officer William Melendez and other police officers in Inkster, Michigan bloodying up and tasing 57 year-old Floyd Dent during a traffic stop because he allegedly didn’t stop for a stop sign! This incident ended with Officer Melendez deceitfully planting a bag of cocaine under the passenger’s seat in Dent’s car. What’s worse is that Melendez has a history dating back to the 1990s of planting false evidence on his victims. Yet here he is in 2015 allowed to continue carrying out egregious crimes against humanity without ever having to spend a day behind bars, something that cannot be said about the many people he’s sent to jail based on false charges and arrests. This corrupt “criminal justice” system is beyond repair. It’s time to replace it with one that gives millions of low-level offenders another chance at life, and one that gives the worst practitioners of crimes against humanity like Michael Slager, William Melendez, Darren Wilson and George Zimmerman a one-way ticket to a new facility constructed solely for housing killer cops and wannabe killer cops.