This World – 29 June 2020 – 29/6/2020 – June 29 – Monday – BBC Two

Unarmed Black Male
Film following the murder trial of a white police officer in Portsmouth, Virginia, accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager. On 22 April 2015, Officer Stephen Rankin responded to a report of shoplifting at a Walmart store. Minutes after arriving in the parking lot, he shot and killed William Chapman. After Chapman’s death, Rankin was fired from Portsmouth Police Department and charged with first-degree murder

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It was the first time I was able to learn about this case. I felt that the officer was charged fairly because his claim was that during confrontation the taser was knocked from his hand so violently that it flew into the air and landed so hard that it broke, therefore stopped filming at the time of the actual shooting. However, there was no film captured of the taser travelling anywhere prior to the impact that was supposed to have caused the taser to stop recording. This said to me that the taser somehow stopped filming before it was thrown… Read more »

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It was the first time I was able to learn about this case. I felt that the officer was charged fairly because his claim was that during confrontation the taser was knocked from his hand so violently that it flew into the air and landed so hard that it broke, therefore stopped filming at the time of the actual shooting. However, there was no film captured of the taser travelling anywhere prior to the impact that was supposed to have caused the taser to stop recording. This said to me that the taser somehow stopped filming before it was thrown… Read more »

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