Thursday, April 9, 2015

One simple question

I'm quite sure everybody has heard the story or seen the video of a South Carolina cop shooting a 40 year old black man in the back as the man runs away. 
Rightfully so, once the video surfaced, and thankfully the person catching this turned it into the media rather than the police,  the officer was charged with murder. 
Having seen the video I happen to agree. 
However, I can't help but wonder why he wasn't charged in the first place before  the video came out. And reading the comments, I admit to being somewhat amazed by the overwhelming number of comments basically stating that we should wait until all the evidence comes out before making a rash and hasty decision of this cop's guilt. 
Please keep in mind that I am not in any way racist. And quite frankly this particular incident doesn't affect me in any way. I have no vested interest in the outcome, don't know any of the actors in this little drama, and actually have a very low empathy level in the best of cases. 
I know, what a self centered asshole, right?  Yep. 
But here's my main question: why isn't the cop's partner being charged as an accessory after the fact?  Did he somehow not see the first cop walk away from the victim, pick up the gun from back where he was standing, and drop it next to the dead man?  Did he report these actions?  
In light of the video, I'd personally love to read the submitted written reports BOTH cops turned in. I love a good fiction story! 

1 comment:

Chris Mallory said...

Both cops also claimed to have performed CPR and other medical care. All cops lie and all cops are dirty.