S.C. POLICE OFFICER
Murder charge: A South Carolina police officer was charged with murder yesterday after a video surfaced that appears to show him shooting an unarmed man who was running away. North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. The shooting happened Saturday morning after a traffic stop. Slager is white; the man he shot — 50-year-old Walter Scott — was black. But it is unclear at this time if race played a part in the shooting
WHITE HOUSE HACKED
Russians did it: That’s what U.S. officials think. Hackers have been using vulnerabilities in the State Department’s email system as a perch to gain access to White House computers. Investigators say tell-tale codes and other markers indicate the hackers work for the Russian government. The hackers had access to nonclassified, yet highly sensitive information like nonpublic details of the President’s schedule. The White House first noticed a problem with its computer network in October. The system has been periodically shut down for security upgrades.
Results: The Ferguson, Missouri, city council is now half black. That was the result ofyesterday’s election, where two black candidates won. They will join another black member on the six-person city council. This was Ferguson’s first election since the Michael Brown shooting and related unrest, including the revelations of systemic discrimination against the city’s blacks by law enforcement and the courts. One of the first orders of business for the new council? Look for alternative sources of revenue to replace the $3 million or so lost from money generated by traffic tickets and fines.
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