An unarmed black man is shot by a police officer—and this time a video records the killing. Where the debate on racism and law enforcement goes from here+ READ ARTICLE
On a clear Saturday morning in North Charleston, S.C., a police officer drew his .45 caliber Glock service sidearm, braced his arms in a shooter’s stance, drew a bead on a fleeing suspect and fired.
Not once. Not twice. Eight times. The sound was almost like a string of firecrackers. Pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop-pop. Then, after the briefest of pauses, one more pop. Somehow, Walter Lamer Scott, 50, managed to keep moving away from the lead hailstorm, but the last shot finally crumpled him. He died a short time later with multiple bullets in his back.
We know all this because millions of people carry smartphone cameras, and one of them was standing on the other side of a chain-link fence. We also …