So we were watching the news this evening and the story of the SC State Trooper shooting and killing a "motorist" - wasn't Rodney King just a "motorist"? Why are black males usually the only ones referred to as "motorist"?
Devin Terrell Taylor was stopped by Trooper Stokes for a traffic violation. We suspect he was about to be taken to jail for driving with a suspended license in reference to the hit and run accident below. Taylor apparently didn't want to go to jail and began fighting with Trooper Stokes, who ultimately had to draw his weapon and fire a couple of shots to save himself. Taylor ended up Dead Right There on the side of the highway after the lead injection.
We decided to do some research after watching the video of Devin Terrell Taylor's girlfriend telling us what a good boy he was. We won't type it all out, but the screen caps of his criminal history in Sumter County is below. We didn't check surrounding counties.