Monday on the House floor, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) reacted to N. Charleston, SC police officer Michael Slager being charged with murder after fatally shooting a fleeing Walter Scott in the back during a traffic stop.
“It feels like open season on black men in America and I’m outraged,” he said. “In fact, all Americans are at risk when bad actors in law enforcement use their guns instead of their heads. Despite bipartisan nationwide calls for action, and despite my bills to reform the broken grand jury process, and despite my colleagues’ bills to encourage body camera but this Congress does nothing.”
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