The cold-blooded murder of Walter Scott in South Carolina by a cop named Michael Slager, caught on video in stark detail, once again has some of the nation’s worst people becoming apologists for the killing of innocents. Horrible person Geraldo Rivera adds his racist assholery to the discussion:
Unlike the video taken by Feidin Santana that showed a brief struggle between Slager and Scott before the officer calmly shot Scott multiple times in the back as he was fleeing, the new video shows the initial stop — supposedly for a broken taillight –but no physical interaction between the men.
Geraldo called Slager’s pulling over of Scott “a righteous traffic stop,” adding that Scott was “acting very hinky and edgy,” before cautioning viewers that they needed to put the whole incident in context.
“You don’t see, but there is reliable, I think, eyewitness account that there is then a struggle after the Taser. So, up until that point, the cop with his adrenaline pumping, now he’s been in a physical tussle, and now the perpetrator has reached for the Taser allegedly. Now it gives you the context of his blood boiling,” Geraldo explained. “[Slager] has done everything professional and now he’s had this, this civilian has dared to physically have this altercation with the officer. Put that in the officer’s head now. I think it saves him from the murder rap.”
Oh, of course. Like the abusive husband who kills his wife is saved from a murder rap because his blood was boiling from an argument they had. Imagine what he would have said if the guy was wearing a hoodie. Fuck you, Geraldo.