The Curious Case of Joseph Kent: Is Peaceful Protest Really the Solution?

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Twitter user @POPSspotsports has come forward with some interesting pictures and recollections from his encounter with Baltimore activist Joseph Kent last night. This young man was not only peaceful, he was assisting police and also acted as a mediator between them and the protesters. This is someone who was clearly not anti-police, not a ‘thug’, not provocative, not inciting riots, etc.

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[video] White Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Black Man in the Back

Shot in the back like an animal. Another black man murdered in cold blood by the police. The KKK is alive and well.

via NY Times

WASHINGTON — A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man ran away.

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For several minutes after the shooting, Walter L. Scott remained face down with his hands cuffed behind his back.

The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man, Walter L. Scott, 50, fled. The North Charleston mayor announced the state charges at a news conference Tuesday evening.

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