I will not say rest in peace, Walter Scott. There will be no peace until the system of white supremacy and fear is DISMANTLED.
Patriotic: Walter Scott’s casket was wrapped in an American flag as it was rolled into
Judy Scott arrives for the funeral of her son. (Photo by David Goldman -Pool/Getty Images)
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Judy Scott is escorted to the funeral of her son, Walter Scott. Photograph: David Goldman / Pool/EPA
Mourners look on as the casket of Walter Scott is removed from a hearse for his funeral in Summerville, South Carolina. Photograph: Pool/Reuters
Hundreds gather in South Carolina to mourn Walter Scott, the 50-year-old
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Ametia, you did an outstanding job on this post. Thank you for this.
You’re welcome, SG2.
Wesley Lowery ✔ @WesleyLowery
50-year-old Walter Scott still called his mom everyday. He loved football, and the Cowboys. Today, he’ll be buried. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/04/08/walter-scotts-mother-everybody-loved-him/ …
about the MSM focusing on Mr. Scott owing child support:
yet, nothing about the evidence being PLANTED on video.
they really, honestly, truly, will scrape at anything to JUSTIFY A BLACK PERSON BEING MURDERED!!!@!!
I still think they’re mad that they couldn’t find a mugshot of Mr. Scott with which to blanket the airwaves, and despite some thinking that they were making fun of Scott’s family singing, that family’s raw pain, and practice of their beliefs and faith – it pierced through THEIR bullshyt and threw off the narrative they wanted to tell to help the murderer get off.
Michael Slager is a MURDERER.
That video of him firing 8 8 shots and handcuffing a dead Walter Scott can NEVER be ERASED!
A mother’s moving words:
Derby spoke of a song the crowd was singing outside before the funeral. I don’t know it. I’d love to hear it.
deray mckesson @deray · 8h 8 hours ago
“The crowd outside started started singing “what a mighty God we serve.” I haven’t sang that song in so long. Memories. #WalterScott”
Amen brother. Get them out now. Small men with ego’s, guns and abusing their power. This could not be any better stated.
I sincerely hope these attorneys don’t go to numerous media outlets and GIVE AWAY their defense to Michael Slager’s defense attorneys!
YES! LIVE IN PEACE.
Ametia, thank you for your beautiful memorial tribute to Walter Scott.
Your posted photos and videos are very moving.
It’s heartbreaking, like reliving a nightmare daily.
It is a horrific nightmare. While I sit here free from worry for my children and grandchildren, I ache for you and all Black parents and grandparents. I pray and pray for a better world.
Please accept my caring embrace, Ametia.
And, I pray for the safety of Black youth like this one who shares his heart with us:
Wow, Julian’s rendition is HEART-RENDING.
Going home. Be blessed. Live on, Walter, Live On!
Mrs. Scott, Walter’s mother, tears streaming from your broken heart, I embrace you. I cry with you and lift you up in prayer.
Yes, she breaks my heart. She is probably somewhere around 70 years old give or take a couple of years. Now she carries this burden for the rest of her days, her son murdered by a cop, someone who took an oath to uphold the law. And for no reason, no reason at all except the sickness inside that cop, his arrogance, his hatred for black men, his ignorance, his desire to physically hurt people, and his total lack of character.
Black parents grieving over their children, younger or older, they are their CHILDREN. It’s unbearably heartbreaking, when they are MURDERED by so-called law enforcement.
It is MY responsibility along with my White community to vote the oppressors out and call out those White manipulators who attempt to suppress the Black vote. Any of us who do not do this are accomplices of the oppressors and those who discriminate. Being silent and looking the other way is the very definition of guilt. Any White who does not attempt to repair the damage from the past or allows injustice towards Blacks to continue is part of the problem and shares the guilt. Yes, REAL present day guilt….shameful, inexcusable wrongdoing.
You know where I stand on this. I’m really at a loss for words on this murder. My thoughts and prayers for the Scott family. His family has Men & Women of the cloth and I can’t help but believe he was a good Christian man as well.
I’m posting one of my favorite songs for he and his family
It is so horrible it comes to this at the hand of a person sworn to protect us. Thank the Lord there will be some measure of justice.
I can’t agree more yahtzee, we need major changes and vote them out. It doesn’t matter where and what party. We all need to be responsible. An act like this sets back all the efforts that people of all color put forth into better race relations.
Once again we’re trying to grasp why would you shoot at someone running away ?? Why? is it the “I’ll show him” mentality ? Does this nut think it’s all like Dirty Harry? Thank God the video shows him altering the evidence and blows apart his claims as to his radio transmissions. Maybe someone should tell him “run” then open fire at his back.
Beautiful hymn of love you posted.
LOVE is the answer.
Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart
You see it’s getting late
Oh, please don’t hesitate
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me, you just wait and see
Racer, you write
“We all need to be responsible. An act like this sets back all the efforts that people of all color put forth into better race relations.”
Yes, we all need to be responsible and push for a better world.
And, I am posting a photo that goes along with your question here:
“Once again we’re trying to grasp why would you shoot at someone running away ?? Why?”
The flag draped coffin just rips me apart. So, we must pause and honor this man’s life, but we will never be silenced until all citizens of this nation are allowed to live their lives in peace. Never.
I want you to know that I have listened your posted “Precious Lord” five times today.
Walter is with God, may his soul be blessed.
Me too, Yahtzee, at least five. I was going to post a Mahalia Jackson version, but this one being from the “Selma” soundtrack changed my mind. It was fifty years ago yet the cop who murdered Walter Scott could have stood with the cops on that bridge. Easily.
You know, over the last three years I have been spiritually enriched as people have shared gospel songs here. I have meant a lot to me, I am so appreciative.
“it has meant”
Liza, you brought tears to my eyes.
Walter Scott’s obituary on legacy.com:
Walter Scott CHARLESTON – The relatives and friends of Mr. Walter Scott, and those of his parents, Elder Walter and Minister Judy G. Scott; his brothers, Anthony N. Scott and Rodney E. Scott, and his four children: Samantha, Sebastian Lamar, Walter Lamar, II, Miles Quincy Lamar, and special devoted friend Charlotte Jones are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Fielding Funeral Home, 122 Logan St. Charleston, SC. The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11am at W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center, 301 Cross Creek Road, Summerville, SC. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Fielding Home for Funerals and Dickerson Mortuary for their professional service. Visit our guestbook at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Apr. 10, 2015
Walter Scott’s obituary:
Walter Scott’s guestbook:
I send my sympathy and supportive prayers to Walter’s loved ones that they will experience the Lord’s comforting Presence.
May you rest in peace, Walter, enfolded in the Lord’s loving arms.
CNN is so transparent. The continual harping on Walter Scott running because he didn’t pay child support, on the day he’s being buried, Just DESPICABLE!
White dominated corporate media is always going to look for a reason why it was actually the right thing to do for the cop to murder a black person, even a child. And if it wasn’t exactly the right thing to do then it was an honest mistake made in a moment of panic, like Oscar Grant’s killer and his “taser confusion.” Of course, Johannes Mehserle never mentioned taser confusion until the concept was presented to him as a credible defense for murdering Grant. And Mehserle should have won the Oscar for the performance he did for the jury, all that crying and blubbering and remorse.
they are mad because they never got their mugshot to blast over the airwaves
… to juxapose against the backdrop with pictures and footage of Michael Slager’s mother grieving for her alive, killer cop son!
Truth. But so many simply refuse to recognize this as lunacy.
Thank You……..for the record, us white people have been known to run from the cops as well.. In fact, to prove my point, back in my street racing days, all of us would get moving when the cops would pull into the parking lot of our hang out. We were just hanging out talking cars, chicks, sports, work, chicks and stuff…………..and my dad was a cop.