South Carolina Legal Scholars Weigh In on N. Charleston Murder Case

– DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, MAY 31 2015, FEAT. PROF. KEN GAINES, PROF. EBONI NELSON AND PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

Law professors and their students at the University of South Carolina had intense class discussions this spring as a “case for the ages” began to play out in their state.

North Charleston, South Carolina, became a focal point in the ongoing controversy over police shootings of African-American men when 50-year-old Walter L. Scott was shot several times in the back and killed as he ran from former police officer Michael T. Slager following a traffic stop on April 4. Bystander Feldin Sanana’s video of the shooting was widely televised, bringing international attention to the state and resulting in Slager being charged with murder and fired from the police department. Slager is currently being held without bail.

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