Political Gabfest on the murder of Walter Scott, Sen. Rand Paul, and the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Will the Killing of Walter Scott Change Policing?

Will the Killing of Walter Scott Change Policing?

Slate's weekly political roundtable.
April 10 2015 2:50 PM

The Live at the Bell House Edition

Listen to Slate’s show about the murder of Walter Scott, the presidential ambitions of Sen. Rand Paul, and the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the horrifying murder of Walter Scott by South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, the presidential campaign of Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), and the sesquicentennial of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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