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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The bystander who pressed record on his cellphone after spotting a white North Charleston policeman trying to arrest a black motorist took the witness stand Friday at the former officer’s murder trial.

Feidin Santana, whose steady hand recorded Michael Slager firing eight shots at the fleeing Walter Scott, was called by the prosecution to introduce the video to the jury. The images of the unarmed man being killed stunned the nation as they spread widely on the internet after the fatal encounter in April 2015.

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“For some reason I decided to use my phone to record and prevent something that might happen,” he testified. “It was something I will never forget.”

Slager’s defense had sought to keep the video out of the trial, but didn’t object Friday after Santana took the stand. The defense did have two more requests: They wanted the jury to be instructed that the proper perspective to consider the action would be from the perspective of the officer, and they asked that the jury not be allowed to see the video in slow motion.

Judge Clifton Newman denied both requests, saying “I don’t seek to control the manner in which the state presents its evidence.” The jurors then donned headphones to watch the recording.

Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder, and has been allowed to remain free pending a verdict.

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Speaking outside court Thursday after the first day of trial, attorney for Scott’s family said they aren’t worried that a jury made up of 11 whites and one black is hearing the case.

“All you need in this case is everything all juries have: two eyes and a brain. It doesn’t matter what color they are, because they have eyes that can see that videotape,” said their attorney, Chris Stewart.

“That jury is intense — watching everything,” Stewart said after the opening day of testimony. “They know there is no explanation at all for shooting at a man eight times while running away.”

Scott’s youngest brother, Rodney, said the family is praying and “hopefully we’re going to get justice.”

One of the early witnesses was Pierre Fulton, Scott’s co-worker and friend who was in passenger seat when Slager pulled over the 1990 Mercedes for a broken tail light.

He Scott ran after Slager returned to his cruiser to check Scott’s driver’s license information.

“The next thing you know, he was out the door,” Fulton said.

He said he heard gunshots a short time later, but didn’t see the shooting. It also happened beyond the reach of the dash cam video from Slager’s cruiser that the jury watched.

Just before he bolted, Scott called his mother on his cellphone.

“He sounded in distress,” Judy Scott, 73, told the jury as she fought back tears. “I told him, ‘You know North Charleston policemen, so just do whatever they say.'”

Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Slager fired eight times after failing to subdue Scott with a stun gun; five of the shots hit Scott in the back and buttocks.

Slager must be held accountable for “his decision to go too far — his decision to let his sense of authority get the better of him,” Wilson said.

The defense contends Scott was shot after the two men wrestled for control of his Taser.

Savage said Slager “earned a reputation of excellence” in his five years with the police and wondered why Scott did not obey the officer

“It wasn’t Mr. Slager who was angry and full of animosity,” he said.

The family has said Scott may have tried to flee because he was worried about having to go back to jail for missing child support payments. Savage called that “pure speculation,” and said there was no way Slager could have known Scott was unarmed.

“He never had a chance to pat him down. He never had a chance to frisk him,” he said.

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51 thoughts on “Bystander Who Recorded Walter Scott Shooting In SC Takes Stand

  1. Scott was a criminal and ran from the police. He was a clear and present danger to officer and all law abiding citizens in the vicinity

    • Robert Walker on said:

      since when being behind on Child support constitute being excuted..as far as running form the police read my earlier post supreme court justice stated that Black Men are Justified in running from Police and That the Police SHOULD NOT DEEM it to be SUSPICIOUS!!!!!

    • Robert Walker on said:

      The Only thing that was CLEAR was that Scott in CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER of that cop Slager who Pumped 8 SHOTS in his BACK and tried to plant a weapon next to Scott’s Life-less Body..I Thank GOD above You are NOT a Cop you probably would have done the same thing.

  2. WELL, I GUESS I’LL LEAVE BLACK AMERICA WEB.COM..SORRY FOLKS, CARRY ON… DIDN’T MEAN TO INTERRUPT YOU GUYS DISCUSSION…HOWEVER, I WILL BE BACK WHEN MR. JOHSON REPLIES TO ANY COMMENT…WOW !!! I LOVE TO SHUT ‘EM DOWN ???.

  3. SUB-HUMAN ???….THAT’S NO WAY TO TALK ABOUT YOUR ANCESTORS..IF YOU KNEW YOUR HISTORY YOU WOULD KNOW THAT ALL LIFE FORMS AS WE KNOW IT TODAY CAME FROM AFRICA. IF YOU CHECKED YOUR DNA, YOU WOULD PROBABLY COMMIT SUICIDE…YES, MR. JOHSON, YOU ARE A DESCENDANT OF BLACK PEOPLE…LIKE IT OR NOT….( I LIKE IT, CAUSE I KNOW WHO YOU ARE )…MY BROTHER !!!.

    • BY THA’ WAY CHECK AGAIN…( YOU ARE STILL IN CHECK ). COME ON AND MOVE YOUR KING OR GET OUT OF CHECK….BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT ME TO CHECKMATE YOUR FUGGING ASS…DO YOU ???.

      • To our subject now……..Are whites superior to blacks?
        My political “correct” answer :
        1. Whites head to head with blacks (rest races excluded) dominate and win over 90% of sports at the Summer Olympics (major sports such as Tennis, Soccer, Golf etc and minor sports like long distance running for example included) and nearly 100% of the medals in the Winter Olympics. The gap between the two races in Extreme sports, Auto and Motor Sports etc is unmatched as well. All these are facts, now if you want to doubt or deny them to feel better, then go ahead.
        2. Scientifically, militarily, technologically, politically, economically and so on, whites have conquered (multiple times) the world, have colonized, have invented pretty much everything we use, have produced the greatest warriors in the battle field, the greatest generals, the greatest empires, went to the space, went to the moon, explored and conquered the oceans, the highest mountains, builds the greatest monuments and buildings, produces the greatest mathematicians, philosophers, explorers, scientists, astronauts, doctors, lawyers, actors, models, singers, music groups, painters, composers and so many more million things.
        It’s no secret that the western civilization that every subhuman from Africa wants to be part of (by having a position in white societies and a white OBESE woman as a trophy) is a creature of the white man!
        3. Looks wise, the white human is by far the most desirable and diverse worldwide, has the biggest variety in hair texture, in colour of the eyes, in colour of the hair, the most beautiful features (that black women ala Tyra Banks, Beyonce etc take nose jobs to have a “white” nose) and so on. The vast majority (95% plus) of models, beauty queens in Universal pageants, sexy symbols even in Jewish dominated fields as Hollywood and so on have been traditionally white .
        4. Fashion wise that blacks funnily claim to be imitated from white boys……….Who designed jeans? Pants? Jackets? Hats? What’s the race of giants of the field such as Dior, Chanel, Calvin Clein, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and 99% of them pretty much? How dare you to make such claims when your people’s fashion has been leaf covers son and all you do systematically is copying our culture, style and fashion?
        5. Inventions and contributions to society……..Do you really want me to go there now with you? A simple example, white man invented boats, trains, spaceships, sonars, planes, electricity, computers etc while the black man’s greatest invention is peanut butter…….You do the math son!
        6. Manhood, bravery, ambition etc the white man has no match there too. He has achieved what rest races don’t even dare to think and usually out of jealousy and envy say “Look what the crazy white man does” simply because they wish they could do and achieve all the white man has achieved, but they know they can’t!
        I will go one step further and I am afraid that this claim of mine will be against my ideology and the whole Jewish propaganda of porn, but check even in the porn industry, how 95% of the male performers, award winners etc are white men with great bodies and HUGE “heart” if you know what I mean………Where are all these “gifted” black men? Again even in that field, you are the slightest minority! John Holmes is considered to this day the “longest and harder” ever……..even that myth surrounding your race is ALL FALSE!
        My NON political correct answer :
        After all I said, you will probably come back either with a verbal insult, or even worse if we spoke face to face, you would try physical violence against me
        Now if you were trying to speak back civilized and say the common nonsense I have been used to hear from people of your inferior kind such as :
        ” The white man stole this from us, we had the greatest empires named UCHO KUCHO and Zandia Keylia, the white man enslaved us and he’s the reason we are in such position today blah blah ”
        My answer would be simple as that……….Mother nature teaches us that the bigger, smarter, more capable and stronger fish eats the small, dumb, weak, pathetic one. You should know such rule, since you use the name of Darwin, who was one of the men who believed in such theory with a passion………all I am trying to say is, by crying out loud how white man did this or that to you, how he conquered your land, enslaved you and so on, all you do really is verifying the basic rule of nature
        Bottom line, the black man was conquered, enslaved and dominated from his white boss for a reason, if the black man could, he would do the same or even worse in my opinion and if you make a historical research you will find out that various African tribes tried plenty of times to conquer and enslave Ancient Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta and more.
        To close this, when I see a black man crying for what happened in the past or making questions of the kind you just made, all I see is black men with hidden anger, frustration and extreme jealousy, simply because your ancestors failed to be as dominant as our ancestors……….You can’t be all about “peace, diversity and equality” but the vast majority of your inferior kind celebrating openly with joy and pleasure the so called upcoming extinction of the white race …….That proves to me what I already know, that all your kind (and the Jews of course) truly is, is a bunch of cowards who want domination and power, but are not willing to fight and conquer it with glory just like whites usually do and will do again one day.
        Have a nice rest of the day sir!

    • If all blacks suddenly left America… (keep in mind blacks only make 13% of the US population)
      The prison population would go down by 37%
      There would be almost 50% less gang members
      Rape would go down significantly
      Overweight and obesity percentage would go down by 10%
      Average IQ would go up 7 points, putting the USA tied for third with Japan
      SAT scores would go up by about 100 points
      ACT scores would go up by 5.5 points
      AIDS and HIV would go down by over 67%
      Chlamydia cases would go down by 50%
      Gonorrhea would go down by 69%
      Syphilis would go would go down by 58%
      The average income would be over 20k more per year
      The amount of people in poverty would go down by over 30%
      Homelessness would go down by 57%
      And the number of welfare recipients would go down by about 40%

      • YOU ARE WEIRD AND WIRED WITH YOUR STATS. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING FROM….I WANT TO KNOW ???.I AM STEAK BEAR, OR ( GHOST ), WHAT EVER ONE YOU WANT TO USE..LET’S GO, ONE ON ONE WITHOUT YOUR LITTLE “RUDY POOT BUTT” STATS..!!!.

      • Robert Walker on said:

        Thoses Stats comes from the IDIOTS GUIDE TO WHITE SUPREMACY..AMERICAN HISTORY X.. Those Fools in the film thought like You..

      • I SEE WHY IT TOOK YOU SO LONG TO REPLY..???..YOU ARE READING FROM YOUR BOOK OF GARBAGE, THAT’S WIRED IN YOUR BRAIN !!!…I THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE AN INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION..I HAVE DEALT WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU…I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE A CHALLENGE…CHECK MY PROFILE, NOT BALD, MY BROTHER…WHY YOU HIDE BEHIND A SHADOW, LET’S SEE WHO YOU REALLY ARE ????..HAVE YOU VOTED YET ??. I ALREADY KNOW WHO YOU PICKED…..I CAN TELL BY YOUR RHETORIC ???.

      • YOU WASTED SPACE AND MY TIME, WITH ALL THAT MUMBLING AND RAMBLING ABOUT NOTHING…LEAVE YOUR BOOK OF STATS. OUT, AND LIKE MARVIN GAYE SANG: “LET’S GET IT ON” !!!.

  4. I AM GOING ON A QUICK ERRAND MR JOHSON OR JOHNSON, HOWEVER YOU WANT TO PRONOUNCE IT !!!. WHEN I GET BACK, I EXPECT AN ANSWER FROM YOU !!!. ( BY THA’ WAY, IF YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR NAME JOHSON, THAT MEAN, THAT YOU ARE ONE OF HITLERS DISCIPLES )…JUST THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU KNOW, I AM HIP TO YOU AND YOUR GAME..!!!…..CHECK !!!.

    • Brothers and sisters.. They best way to address ignorance and stupidity is by simply NOT responding to them.. If you give the negativity an audience/outlet it will accomplish it’s intended purpose. Think about these statements moving forward.

  5. SEE, THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT ???…YOU WOULD GOT THERE !!, TALKING ABOUT A THREAT. IT’S OKAY FOR YOU TO SAY WHAT YOU WANT !!, BUT WHEN SOMEONE STANDS UP TO YOU, YOU WANT TO FLIP THA’ SCRIPT. THIS AIN’T ABOUT US, ONE ON ONE ??, BUT IT IS PERSONAL..YOU CALL ME A BOY ???, SO,,,, YOU THINK YOU CAN PUSH MY BUTTONS ???. WELL, YOU CAN’T ….. I SEE, YOU LIKE TO USE STATS ???. AND YOU LOVE THREATS….YOU READ RIGHT INTO MY THOUGHTS, YOU ARE SO PREDICTABLE….

  6. MY PHONE HAS BEEN TAPPED, MY HOUSE, COMPUTER AND HOME PHONE HAS BEEN COMPROMISED, MY CELL PHONE HAS A GPS TRACKING SYSTEM ON IT !!!. ( THAT I WILL NOT REMOVE ) MY CAR HAD A BULLET HOLE IN IT. ( FROM BACK, DRIVERS SIDE ). ALL COMPLEMENTS OF ATLANTA AND FULTON COUNTY POLICE DEPT. !!!. I WILL READ MR JOHNSON HIS RIGHTS LATER, RIGHT NOW IT’S FIRST THINGS FIRST….!!.

  7. WHY DON’T YOU COPS STOP HARASSING ME,AND ERASING MY POST BEFORE I CAN SUBMIT THEM ???. JUST BECAUSE I HAVE A STRAP PROBLEM AND “I AIN’T AFRAID OF YOU MOTHER FUGGERS” !!. LEAVE ME THE FUGG ALONE AND GO OUT THERE AND DO YOUR JOB, AND CATCH SOME REAL COP KILLERS ( WHITE MALES)….MR. PETER JOHNSON !!!. I WILL DEAL WITH YOUR DUMB, METH SMOKING ASS LATER…I GOTTA’ GET THESE OINK OINKS OFF MY ASS !!!..

  8. ResponsibilityInControl on said:

    First we need to be responsible adults and make good decisions. He didnt want to go to jail so he jumps out the car and runs? I want to say he should have never died and yes the officer went too far and should be punished. BUT at what point do we stand accountable for our own actions had he been a man and taken care of his business he would be alive today. You run because of child support payments be a man and take care of your responsibilities. If you are not fast enough to escape why run? You have no job and smoke and drink all day and you think you can out run a police officer? Make better decisions people this will follow with a suit against the city, keep your eyes open people because this will surely change there will be some type of legislation that will limit or prohibit these types of suits and if we are not paying attention we will be non the wiser.

    • specialt757 on said:

      Soooo it’s better to write legislation to limit the award amount made to victims and their families because of rogue and lying police officers than to actually train officers to be better officers and not shoot at a person 8 times who’s running away from them and then try to frame him? Just imagine if this had not been caught on tape like so many have not, and all we had was the police statement. We would never have known about this. So no, it’s not time to limit the amount due to cop’s negligence or non-compliance. The PDs need to be held accountable like you would if you killed or injured someone just because you don’t like them. Whatever Scott did in his personal life has nothing to do with the cop shooting him, he didn’t even know who Scott was, so leave that part out.

    • Robert Walker on said:

      Well ResponsibilityIn Control, tell that to Amadou Diallo, who was shot 40 times complying with police orders ..Sean Bell killed by Police.. Oscar Grant killed by Police shot in head while laying on his stomach…Levar jones shot by Police Officer in Gas Station… recently the Supreme Court ruled that Black Men are justified in running from the Police & it should not be Deemed ( police) as being Suspicious.

  9. Robert Walker on said:

    Peter Johnson , the RACIST TROLL of Cape May , N.J. Get Off of BlackAmericaWeb..your views a are Better suited for the KKK newsletter or any of those other RACIST VIEWS organizations you are Affiliated With….. D ( Orangutan) tRuMP is waiting for your Phone call..

      • Robert Walker on said:

        No were going to Come and SCREAM at YOU …come on tell us how much longer you got before that RACIST Disease completely EAT AWAY the Rest of what left of your Peanut size brain..and then it will Ravage your Body rendering you Helpless..loss of Motor Skills , unable to control your Body functions,..then you will go Blind..as the Disease takes over your heart will stop and you will Drip away someone will come along and rinse your azz Down the Sewer where you will join the other like-Minded DIARRHEA as your Self ..Sheeeetie

    • sure blackboy, only your failed race can have a movement like BLM and have it not considered a terrorist group. five percenters black isrealites there are plenty of your own hate groups yet you beasts refuse to acknowledge it.

    • funny thing is i have been around all races my life blacks, asians, hispanics and I have never seen anything compared to how racist you pigs are! not just at whites, at asians and hispanics as well. Could it be that since the beginning of time your failed race has always been the lowest inf every aspect of life>

  10. To peter johson******No we mean the kind of HATE that white people have for blacks. Hanging- cutting off the black man’s genitals- raping black women- selling black people. Using black people to bread babies so you could have more free labor or more bodies to sell. You have no right to be on this earth and I hope you soon meet your maker. I hope you burn in hell.

    • GTFOH you racist black POS! According to the 2013 FBI Crime Report, that year the number of blacks killed by whites was at approximately 0.77 per 1,000,000 blacks, while the number of whites killed by blacks was at 9.83 per 1,000,000 whites. See the difference?
      FBI records for 2008 “show that, out of 520,161 interracial violent crimes, blacks committed 429,444 of them against whites, while whites committed 90,717 of them against blacks.”

      You subhuman beasts murder more whites in a single year than there were lynching in the history of the United States. Why don’t you go to africa your homeland and see what a third world s-ithole it is. Run by dictators and violence that is unmatched in the world. let’s not even talk about the black on white rape rate. It is 20 to thirty fold. You subhuman beasts tried to enslave whites throughout history but you are a failed, weak race and were never successful.

  11. STOPTHEKILLINGS on said:

    PETER JOHNSON IS OUR CONSTANT REMINDER OF THE HATE THAT LIVES IN THE RACIST WHITE PEOPL.E SIR, PLEASE GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC.

    • ohh yea like Sharpton saying white people live in caves. Or farrakhan calling for attacks on white people. or black lives matter screaming pigs in a blanket and death threats at whites. or 150 blacks attacking whites last week at Temple university. or the blacks pulling white people out of their cars in wisconsin and beating them. U mean that type of hate?

  12. specialt757 on said:

    @PJ you remind me of snot.

    That’s because blacks have been treated so foul by whites in the past, when we are on the side of right, we can’t do anything but take Mr. Scott’s side. He didn’t kill or hurt anyone, running from the cops is not a crime and especially not one that warrants a death sentence.

    • treated so foul by whites? if you did your research blackboy, you would know ancient black tribes tried many times to dominate whites and were never successful. just look at all of africa, a rotten cesspool with dictators, 75 percent of the worlds aids carriers. anywhere you beasts live you destroy everything. every inner city(detroit and chicago just to name a few) have become war zones. that’s why there is something called white flight. whites and asians dont want anything to do with you racists beasts. what about the black mobs attacking whites all over the country and just last week at temple university. you black bastards have nothing to say on that. man F you all!

      • Oh well what about this week, when one of your brothers killed those two officers or some of your hateful klan members burned that church in MS? Oh I forgot you’re deaf and blind when it comes to the way you animals treat others. Your sperm donor should have left you on that tissue he picked up after humping his sister.

  13. specialt757 on said:

    I just don’t under the defense here. Exactly what are they trying to infer? Mr. Scott had a weapon and was running away from the officer so he could shoot and kill him? See how ignorant sounds?

    Slager’s attorney: “It wasn’t Mr. Slager who was angry and full of animosity,” Well you couldn’t tell by the eight shots he fired at Scott’s back and then planted the tazer to bring credit to his lie.

    • Your kind albinos lied to us for over 400 years and I have 36 years experience in property management and your kind albinos are some of the dirtiest in the world including living with those nasty dogs crapping on newspaper.

      • bringing you subhuman beasts here was the biggest mistake in world history. 12 percent of the population yet commit over 50 percent of violent crimes. 90 percent of interracial crime is black on white. 75 percent of the worlds aids carriers. destroyed every city you beasts have come in contact with. it all comes from the fact that you animals have the lowest iq of any race by far and this has been scientifically proven many times. its no wonder you beasts take your anger and jealousy out of whites and asians,

  14. As my late parents use to teach me and my siblings over 50 years ago, you never know who’s watching you. It was so sad what happened to this man and totally uncalled for. My ex husbands name is Walter Scott.

  15. “He never had a chance to pat him down,” “he never had a chance to frisk him.” Mr. Scott never had a chance of fair and equal treatment or the chance to continue life once he was stopped.

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