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  1. Capture the Indie Scene in CharlestonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | Switched

    Gone are the days when Charleston debutantes didn't venture above Calhoun Street after dark. Your society granny may not be brunching on the other side of the Crosstown yet, but there's no denying it - the Holy City's creative center of gravity is shifting north, as evidenced by a collection of increasingly guidebook-worthy micro-neighborhoods blooming near the King and Spring Street crossroads.

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  2. The Whole World Is WatchingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Switched

    Another man was dead, another man who could not challenge the police report on how he died. The official report in this case said North Charleston, S.C. Police Officer Michael T. Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, after Scott attempted to take the officer's Taser and use it on him.

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  3. Absurdity's Traveling Road Show Makes an Impromptu Appearance in BaltimoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Switched

    The traveling road show, known as absurdity, recently visited Baltimore. Like its antecedents in Ferguson MO, Beavercreek, OH, North Charleston SC, New York City, and elsewhere, once again an unarmed black man was killed by those sworn to protect and serve.

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  4. LGBTQ Immigrants On Same-Sex Marriage: 'History Went Along With Us'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Switched

    Same-sex marriage arguments before the Supreme Court on Tuesday stem partly from a dispute over a few words on a piece of paper. Jim Obergefell, one of the lead plaintiffs, wanted to be listed as the surviving spouse on the death certificate of his late husband, John Arthur.

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  5. Prison For South Carolina Cops Who Tasered Mentally Disabled Woman 8 TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | Switched

    One small-town South Carolina police officer was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison and a second to a year and a day for unnecessarily shocking a mentally disabled woman with a Taser at least eight times. Franklin Brown received the longer sentence because he shocked 40-year-old Melissa Davis after she had been handcuffed in April 2013.

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  6. Cecily Strong Thinks There's Just One Law Enforcement Agency That...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | Switched

    Comedian Cecily Strong joked that there is only one law enforcement agency in America that would face consequences if a black man were shot at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. That agency, Strong said, is the Secret Service, which has faced questions about its ability to protect President Barack Obama after several security lapses were exposed by The Washington Post.

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  7. Prosecutor Drops Case Against Kansas City Police Officer Jacob Ramsey For ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Switched

    A Missouri prosecutor on Friday dismissed charges against a Kansas City police officer indicted in February by a grand jury for the non-fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man last summer. The dismissal comes amid heightened attention to police shootings after a murder charge against a North Charleston, South Carolina police officer and the decision by a grand jury last November not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri officer who fatally shot an unarmed man.

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  8. Errol Morris On Walter Scott Shooting: 'Every Time Racism Goes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Switched

    Academy Award-winning documentarian Errol Morris told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that he found the filming of Walter Scott's "cold-blooded murder" to be "an incredibly brave thing" to do. "[It was a] courageous thing and undoubtedly an extremely frightening thing," Morris said of Feidin Santana , the man who stood at the sidelines to record the harrowing footage of Scott being repeatedly shot.

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  9. Recent Slayings of Unarmed Black Men Showcase Culture of Police ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Switched

    How long can we expect to see new reports and videos of unarmed Black men being shot by police in incidents all across the country? Aspects of two of the most recent shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and North Charleston, South Carolina, suggest some answers to the question, and the answers do not bode well. The videotaped shootings of Eric Harris in Oklahoma and Walter Scott in South Carolina both depict the killing of unarmed Black men as a result of what appears to be an unjustified and unnecessary use of force.

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  10. Michael Slager, Cop In Walter Scott Shooting, Reportedly Heard Laughing AfterwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Switched

    The audio was obtained by The Guardian newspaper , which said it came from the dashcam of Slager's police cruiser and was recorded in the hour after he shot and killed 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 4. In the recording, a man the paper identified as Slager can be heard asking an unnamed senior officer what would happen next. "They're gonna tell you you're gonna be out for a couple of days and we'll come back and interview you then," the senior officer is heard saying in the clip.

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  11. Making Sure Witness Video Stands Up In CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Switched

    The killing of Walter Scott by a police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, has fanned debate over excessive force by law enforcement, and has driven home how a witness' recording of a crime can be used as a tool for justice. PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan on Friday examined how the proliferation of camera phones and social media have given new power to documenting wrongdoing.

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  12. Michael Slager's New Lawyer, Andy Savage, Has Defended Killer Cops BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Switched

    When a South Carolina policeman was acquitted of manslaughter after beating a suspect to death in 1987 in a station house, his lawyer was Andy Savage, who has built his reputation on taking cases many others would avoid at all costs. Savage's latest client is another South Carolina officer, the patrolman charged with murder after being caught on a bystander's cell phone video firing eight rounds at the back of an apparently unarmed black man, Walter Scott, in North Charleston last Saturday.

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  13. One-Eighth Of South Carolina Inmates Were Jailed Over Child Support...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Switched

    A placard is tied to a fence outside the vacant lot where Walter Scott was killed as he ran away from an officer after a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina on April 8, 2015. But Scott, who was killed on Saturday by police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina, had also long struggled to pay child support.

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  14. These Apps Are Helping People Document Police AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Switched

    Demonstrators face off with police during a march along the Magnificent Mile shopping district on Michigan Avenue to protest police abuse on Dec. 13 in Chicago, Illinois. It's hard to imagine a more clear example of the power of recording on-duty police officers than the video that led to the arrest and charging of North Charleston, South Carolina, police Officer Michael Slager on Tuesday.

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  15. Rachel Maddow Slams Rand Paul For Staying Quiet On Walter Scott Shooting During South Carolina TripRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Switched

    As fate would have it, recently-announced presidential candidate Rand Paul made a campaign stop in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday, just as one of the nation's biggest stories is developing in the area. But according to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Paul made a big mistake during the trip by not speaking loudly enough about the killing of Walter Scott , an unarmed black man who was shot in the back eight times by a white North Charleston police officer last weekend.

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  16. South Carolina Man Vows Suit Over 2013 Excessive Force Complaint...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Switched

    APRIL 7: In this handout photo provided by the Charleston County Detention Center, police officer Michael Slager poses for his mug shot after being arrested on a charge of murder on April 7, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Officer Slager shot Walter Scott, who was unarmed, in the back as he was running away after an altercation during a traffic stop on April 4. - A South Carolina man emerged on Thursday to say that the high-profile, videotaped shooting death of another black man by a police officer vindicated his own complaint of abuse against the same officer nearly two years ago that was dismissed after a brief investigation.

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  17. North Charleston Minister: 'The Killing Of Walter Scott Was A Public Execution'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Switched

    After Walter Scott's tragic death on Saturday, Easter Sunday brought the promise of new hope to some in North Charleston, South Carolina. Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, a pastor at Charity Missionary Baptist Church, said it was on Sunday that he learned there was cell phone video of the moment when North Charleston police officer Michael Slager fired eight times as Scott was running away.

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  18. 'It's Not Over': Families Of Slain Black Men Call For End To Police...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Switched

    Relatives of five slain black men spoke out against police brutality at a National Action Network panel this week. The names of their lost sons, husbands and fathers have all made headlines in recent months: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford and Sean Bell.

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  19. Roadtrip Through the Sweet SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Switched

    When our family took a seven city road trip around the South last summer two cities definitely caught my attention; Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, North Carolina. Both cities are filled with so much Southern charm, American history, and beautiful coastal living.

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  20. 'Time' Takes On Walter Scott Shooting With #BlackLivesMatter CoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Switched

    Time magazine dedicated its cover this week to the s hooting of African-American man Walter Scott by Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager . The provocative cover, which features cell-phone footage of Slager shooting Scott as he flees below the words "Black Lives Matter," comes on the heels of several similar incidents in which police have killed unarmed African-American men, including Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City .

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