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My most recent contribution over at PJ Media concerns the police shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston. I don’t defend Michael Slager, the now-former police officer who killed Scott, as it’s clear he was wrong on many levels. But there is a question of just how wrong he was. From the piece:
Whatever Slager’s crimes, there is still a moral distinction to be made between a cop who errs, even as catastrophically as he did, and someone who kills in the course of a robbery or a gang feud or some other act of depravity. When the process has run its course, he will have earned the punishment the law prescribes for him. He has tarnished the police profession and made our job more difficult, but I cannot bring myself to hate him.
As happens most often on almost any website you could name — all except Ricochet, that is — the comments quickly became a cesspool into which I choose not to immerse myself. But, as always, I’m grateful for the opinions of the more informed and civilized community to be found here. Please read the whole thing let me know your thoughts.