Ex-cop Michael Slager: Murder versus Manslaughter?

Today’s Post of the Day takes a look at the recent appeals of ex-cop Michael Slager, currently serving 20 years for the shooting death of Walter Scott in South Carolina in 2015. This was a high-profile case because Slager, white, shot Scott, black, in the back as Scott was fleeing. (Video of the shooting is in this post.) At issue in these appeals is whether Slager should have received a lesser sentence based on manslaughter …

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