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  1. S.C. Police Officer Charged Over Shooting

    He says it was a fight over his stun gun. But video taken by a passerby shows Michael T. Slager, a white North Charleston officer, firing at apparently unarmed 50-year-old black man Walter Scott eight times as Scott tries to flee. Scott was killed after being stopped over a broken taillight on his Mercedes-Benz. North Charleston’s population  is 47 percent black, but its police force is 80 percent white. Slager will be charged with murder over what Mayor Keith Summey called his “bad decision.”

    NYT, USA Today

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