The lies they tell.
A new video published Thursday underscored the extent to which a now-former police officer went to blame a Black man of trying to kill her. Sherry Hall was heading to prison for 15 years after claiming she was shot in the abdomen by a “Black man, 6 feet, 250 pounds, wearing a green shirt and black jogging pants” on September 13, 2016. Hall told elaborate lies, sat down for interviews and falsely accused Rodreikus Scott of trying to kill her.
Hall’s false accusations caused a manhunt for Scott after she identified him as the shooter. In a bizarre television interview, she said, “For him to have such a disregard to human life really angers me and upsets me. . . . If he’ll do this to an officer, how much more will he do to a citizen on the street?” See the video below that was just released Thursday.
Scott explained to officers that he was out of town at the time of the shooting and had never seen Hall in his life. Nonetheless, his vehicle and home were searched. He was also undressed and searched in front of his daughter. Scott told 11 Alive, “I was scared for my life. I was scared for my family’s life. It was hard for me to go places without people pointing me out.”
According to 11 Alive, “A GBI investigation later determined that Hall shot herself with her department-issued firearm. Authorities said Hall lied about the incident and took her into custody.” But Scott claimed he found out that Hall was being charged via the news. Jackson authorities never reached out and apologized to him.
The Jackson Progress-Argus reports during Hall’s trial in August of this year, she said, “I don’t recall a whole lot, because I’ve spent two years in therapy trying to suppress it.” The Washington Post reports, “The jury took less than an hour to convict Hall on all 10 counts Aug. 30. Moss then asked Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson to sentence Hall to 30 years in prison. Wilson imposed a 15-year term.”
There is no motive for why she accused him of being the shooter, but we all know it was stone-cold racism.
13 Times Obama Sent Shots At Trump In Illinois Speech
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Former President Obama, referring to “people who are genuinely... fearful of change” during speech at University of Illinois: “It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause. He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years." pic.twitter.com/WKdGJME0B9— CNN (@CNN) September 7, 2018
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Former President Obama:— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2018
“How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?" pic.twitter.com/DOJnJS9zCV
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Former President Obama: "What happened to the Republican party? ... In a healthy democracy, there's some checks and balances on this kind of behavior, this kind of inconsistency. But right now there's nothing." pic.twitter.com/XWapB279UN— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2018
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“It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't threaten the freedom of the press because they say things or publish stories we don't like." President Obama #VoteDem 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/at90564D8J— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 7, 2018
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Former President Obama: “The claim that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren’t following the President’s orders... That’s not how our democracy is supposed to work…" https://t.co/dLxQqhvyWy pic.twitter.com/uMz5lntvgF— CNN (@CNN) September 7, 2018
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President Obama calling out Trump on Charlottesville: “We’re supposed to stand up to discrimination. And we’re sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers. How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?"pic.twitter.com/ptWGZfKdTo— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018
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President Obama: “Over the past few decades, the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican party.” pic.twitter.com/u0YTCUESCp— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018
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Former President Obama, encouraging young people to vote: “What’s gonna fix our democracy is you… The threat to our democracy doesn't just come from Donald Trump… the biggest threat to our democracy is indifference…" https://t.co/dLxQqhdY50 pic.twitter.com/U8zBxnKP1P— CNN (@CNN) September 7, 2018
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President Obama: "If you thought elections don't matter, I hope these last two years have corrected that impression." pic.twitter.com/KNaHv5i54p— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018
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President Obama on today's Republican Party: 'That's not what [Abraham Lincoln] had in mind...it's not conservative, it sure isn't normal. It's radical.' pic.twitter.com/72T0cOSyNH— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 7, 2018
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Former President Obama: “When you vote, you’ve got the power to make sure white nationalists don’t feel emboldened to march with their hoods on or hoods off in Charlottesville.” pic.twitter.com/Heu66ZH1eF— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2018
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President Obama: "I know there are Republicans who believe government should only perform a few minimal functions but that one of those functions should be making sure nearly 3,000 Americans don't die in a hurricane and its aftermath." pic.twitter.com/SCiJpaq795— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018
Georgia Cop Who Lied About A Black Man Shooting Her Is Heading To Prison was originally published on newsone.com