Walter Scott was not the first unarmed black man to suffer the violence of North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. In 2013, Slager allegedly pulled a man from his home and Tasered him multiple times, despite that man being unarmed and having committed no crime.
There is little left to write. But the names are important to remember. Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell and Rekia Boyd and Akai Gurley and Michael Brown and Angelia Mangum and Tamir Rice, 12 and forever imprisoned in the innocence of youth. The afternoon of November 22, 2014 forever on repeat. And now Walter Scott.