Officer charged in Scott shooting

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ A South Carolina police officer is being held in a North Charleston jail without bond and is being charged with the murder of Walter Scott. Michael Slager, a 33-year-old white police officer, was arrested on April 7 after investigators from the state of South Carolina said that Slager’s accounts of the shooting were inconsistent. He is accused of firing eight shots into the back of 50-year-old Scott, an unarmed black man who was allegedly fleeing from Slager. Slager then arrested Scott as he lay dying on the ground. Slager originally said that he had shot … Continue reading Officer charged in Scott shooting

XU Police to host fire safety event

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Police, along with the Ohio Fire Marshal Office and Cincinnati Fire and Rescue, will be hosting an event called “The Alarming Truth” on Xavier’s campus. The Alarming Truth, which will take place on Feb. 18, is a fire safety initiative that will promote safe household practices among college students living on and off campus. It is also being brought to Xavier’s campus as part of Xavier Police’s fire safety initiative. According to the Alarming Truth’s website, “Since 2000, more than 164 people have died in fires at colleges and universities. Four out of five of those occur in off-campus housing.” During the event, Xavier Police will show a video called the “The Alarming Truth” and will hold a discussion regarding fire safety following … Continue reading XU Police to host fire safety event

Ferguson: seeking solutions

Body cameras would help police, civilians On Aug. 9, Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson was not charged with any crimes. Protests turned to riots in Ferguson, Mo., and those riots were met by a heavily militarized police force. On Nov. 24, a grand jury decided that there was not sufficient physical evidence to disprove Wilson’s plea of self-defense. The protests continued. Regardless of how you interpret the evidence, that was the grand jury’s decision. You may not agree with it, and honestly it doesn’t sit entirely right with me. At this point, nothing … Continue reading Ferguson: seeking solutions