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As I am sure many of you have heard, the recent and fatal representation of police brutality occurred in my home state not far from my high school. Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, was videoed running away from an officer after being stopped for a broken taillight and being shot repeatedly in the back by the officer. The officer claimed the camera didn't catch the threat the officer experienced but the footage was enough to convict the officer with a charge of murder and potentially make police wear body cameras in the Charleston County. Scott's funeral was this afternoon and there have been many protests in Charleston lately. I haven't been able to attend one yet since they are usually while I am working but hoping to soon.
Contributed by Caroline Tweedy