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After Ferguson, white public officials soften their response
After Ferguson, white public officials soften their response

The response was nothing like what happened in Ferguson, Mo. Days after Walter L. Scott was shot to death as he ran away from a South Carolina police officer, North Charleston’s white mayor and white police chief paid condolences to his grieving family. They promised a police escort for Scott’s funeral and publicly condemned the killing by Officer Michael T. Slager, who has been charged with murder. "This has been a horrible tragedy in our community," North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey told reporters. "Please pray for this family." Nationwide, after Missouri officials’ stumbling response to the Aug. 9 Ferguson police shooting of unarmed black...

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