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Pastor Denounces Racism at Walter Scott’s Funeral One Week After Police Shooting

posted on April 13, 2015

In The New York Times, Frances Robles and Alan Blinder report on the funeral of Walter L. Scott, who was fatally shot by a white police officer following a traffic stop on April 4. Scott’s death, captured on a bystander’s video, has launched his name into the national debate about police violence. As a result, hundreds attended Scott’s funeral, where the Reverend George D. Hamilton “minced no words,” the authors write. “There is no doubt in my mind,” Rev. Hamilton said. “I feel Walter’s death was motivated by racial prejudice.”

Read at The New York Times