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Walter Scott funeral

11 Apr, 2015

Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of Scott at W.O.R.D. Ministries Christian Center. With the 200 seat sanctuary full, 100 more attendees stand outside in the rain.  Soloist Brian McClain sings a gospel selection, and the pastor George Hamilton delivers the sermon. On the death of Scott, he says:

There is no doubt in my mind that Walter’s death was motivated by racism. You have to hate somebody to shoot them from behind. This hate could not have been because of the person who Walter was. This hate was because Walter was an African American.

South Carolina congressman Clyburn addresses the press after the funeral:

I think this is a catalyst to get people to face up to the fact that we’ve got problems in this country. I think this exposed something that is already there.