TIME Magazine made a strong statement in support of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign by putting the exact words on its’ cover with a cropped photo of the Walter Scott shooting.
For those of you who have not been following the case, Walter Scott was fatally shot by a police officer named Michael Slager. Blake claimed that Scott tried to use his stun gun on him, but the entire incident was filmed by a bystander, showing that Scott, who was unarmed, tried to runaway from the officer. Michael T. Slager then shot him eight times.
Watch the video for yourselves, here.
Sickened over the latest killing of an unarmed black man, social media voiced its’ concerns on one thread by using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. In support of the movement, TIME Magazine used the battle cry on the cover of their April 20th issue.
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