White SC officer charged with murder in shooting death of black man

White SC officer charged with murder in shooting death of black man
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A South Carolina police officer was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday in the weekend shooting death of a motorist after a traffic stop over a faulty brake light.

City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager, who is white, was taken into custody after law enforcement officials saw a video of him shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott, who is black, in the back as he ran away. Slager, 33, a five-year veteran of the North Charleston force, was denied bond at a brief first appearance hearing Tuesday. If convicted, he faces 30 years to life in prison.

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced the charges at a hastily called news conference in which he said City Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager made “a bad decision.”

“When you’re wrong, you’re wrong,” Summey said. “When you make a bad decision, don’t care if you’re behind the shield or a citizen on the street, you have to live with that decision.”

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Obama: Daughter’s asthma brings home climate change debate
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President Barack Obama says his memory of the fear over his daughter’s preschool asthma attacks brings home the debate over climate change.

Obama says he knows firsthand how scary it can be to have a child who struggles to breathe. He is arguing that preventing climate change could improve public health by reducing illnesses such as asthma.

Obama tells ABC he felt “terrible” fright when a young Malia told him she couldn’t breathe and had to be rushed to the emergency room. He says he thinks every parent would wish to reduce such incidents by improving the environment.

Obama has not had to carry an inhaler since before the family moved to the White House. But Obama tells CBS she still has allergies that need to be monitored.


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