So I’m sure everyone has seen the video of that cop shooting Walter Scott in the back (and then moving his taser to his prone body). I’m not one of these “I hate cops” inmates; on the contrary I respect law enforcement, including correctional staff. But clearly this is another case of criminal activity by the police, and I’m glad the cop is facing murder charges. A question, though: What about his partner, who was standing right there? What did he report? If he helped cover up the crime, he should be faces charges too. Also, more transparency is the way to go. More cameras, maybe body-cams, all of it. Police are given enormous power, and with all of that power there should be enormous oversight to make tragedies like this less likely.

Daniel Turner
DOC #767569


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