Tag: North Charleston

Ex-Cop Who Killed Walter Scott Faces Federal Charges

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager gunned down Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, on April 4, 2015, and lied about the incident. A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment, on top of state murder charges, thanks to a cell phone video recorded by a bystander. Principal…

Monetary Toll for Bad Cop Behavior Continues To Grow

The city of North Charleston, S.C., on Thursday night reached a $6.5 million settlement with the family of Walter Scott, the unarmed Black man shot in the back by a police officer in April. The City Council voted 100 to approve the settlement, which City Attorney Brady Hair said was…

The Misery That Is Black Baltimore

By Michael Nam Baltimore’s current dire situation can find its roots in a history of crushing poverty, a segregated populace, and long-running police brutality. The Black population of the city has suffered considerably through booms and busts of the U.S. economy, with little in the way of relief. A city…