The lawyer for the fired state trooper who fired on a driver during a seatbelt violation traffic stop says the officer may suffer from PTSD that made him react the way he did. [The State]
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes talked with a constitutional law attorney and a former cop about the incident last night on “All In,” discussing the shooting. And while watching, former speechwriter for the state’s last Democratic governor, Jim Hodges, remembered worries the administration had about racial profiling during “Click-It or Ticket” crackdowns. [MSNBC, Twitter]
When I worked for S.Carolina governor, we told the SCHP to avoid even appearance of racial profiling when doing seatbelt enforcement #inners
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) September 26, 2014
USC is the first SEC school to begin offering “full cost of attendance” four-year scholarships to athletes, several thousand dollars higher than current scholarships, should the NCAA approve the move. [NYT, The State]
Two men at the top of the Westmoreland Bridge on I-526 reportedly went over the edge during an altercation this morning. One was later rescued and the other remains missing. [P&C]
Members of S.C.’s new third party, the American Party, want state voters to be able to recall their elected officials. [The State]
Fort Moultrie will be immortalized on a U.S. quarter coin after final designs are approved later this year as part of the U.S. Mint’s series of “America the Beautiful” coins. [P&C, CoinNews]
With the announcement yesterday that longtime Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder would be leaving office once a replacement was confirmed, conservative Republicans will lose one of their most-targeted Democratic punching bags. [Politico, CNN]
Good riddance Eric Holder. Your disregard for the Constitution of the United States will not be missed.
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) September 25, 2014
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is campaigning in North Carolina today with Tom Tillis, the Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in the Tarheel State. [AP]
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