Recently a dramatic video that shows a white South Carolina police officer shooting a fleeing black man has led authorities to file a murder charge against the officer amid public outrage over a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of US law enforcement agents.
Protests erupted in South Carolina over the fatal shooting and being discriminatory towards the black citizens of America.
The video, provided to the dead man’s family and lawyer by an unidentified person, shows officer Michael Thomas Slager firing eight shots at the back of Walter Lamer Scott as Scott runs away. The 50-year-old man falls after the eighth shot, fired after a brief pause.
The shooting in comes amid an ongoing nationwide debate over issues of trust between law enforcement and minority communities.
The U.S. Justice Department also decided not to prosecute Wilson, who resigned in November. But the department faulted the city for racial bias and profiling in the police department and a profit-driven municipal court system, prompting several city officials to resign.
A White House task force has recommended a host of changes to the nation’s police policies, and President Obama sent Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to cities around the country to try to improve police relations with minority neighborhoods.
America is thought to be the country of multi ethnicities but the discriminatory behavior towards minorities is not lessening with the time, rather than the rage is increasing in people. This is not the first case, few months back a Muslim family was shot dead by their neighbor, and the case is still in court for the justice. Mostly Muslims and Black are under target. People of South Carolina protested against this incident.