President Obama Should Free Officer Slager

As a kid, when I got up in the morning, there was no more welcome a sight than a box of donuts on the kitchen table.  Of course, I liked to eat donuts, but that was not the reason I welcomed their arrival.  No, what the donuts told me was that while I was sleeping, my father had arrived home safely. My father was a police officer in Newark, New Jersey, a city in which bad things routinely happen to good cops.  As South Carolina police officer Michael Slager has learned the hard way, today, bad things can happen to good cops just about anywhere. The lead sentence in a CNN report on Monday of this week tells us why Slager is in a jam (italics added): "A prosecutor vowed Monday to retry a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist in North Charleston, South Carolina, after the jury failed to reach a verdict following 22 hours of deliberation." The insertion of racial qualifiers would lead one to believe that the incident...(Read Full Article)