Is officer in S.C. shooting a danger to community? Case shows legal shift

-CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015, FEAT. PROF. KENNETH GAINES

Is Michael Slager a danger to his community?

That is how Mr. Slager, the former North Charleston, S.C., police officer charged with murder for shooting Walter Scott in April, was described this week by the judge overseeing his trial.

On Monday, Circuit Judge Clifton Newman denied Slager’s request to be released on bond, citing “persuasive evidence” that he would “constitute an unreasonable danger to the community.” <Read More>