Last weekend, news broke that a 50 year old unarmed black man South Carolina man, Walter Scott, was shot and killed by former officer, Michael T Slager. The officer was charged with murder and held without bail until trial and until a through investigation was conducted.

These kinds of cases cause a bit of a "circus" in race relations and society as a whole, a circus that the Scott family wants no dealings with. “We don’t want another Ferguson type of circus here,” a source close to the Scott family told The Daily News. 

The attorney for the Scott family, Chris Stewart, spoke on the funeral, the funeral is only going to be close family members.”

“The Reverend Al has called and expressed his support and condolences,” said Stewart. “The family is very appreciative.”

Rev. Al Sharpton has replied to these claims with this, “There has never been a discussion about me attending or participating in the funeral on Saturday, since everyone knows that [National Action Network’s] convention with thousands of delegates is happening in New York and doesn’t end until Saturday night.”