Church Shootings Put Spotlight on South Carolina Prosecutor Again

For the second time in two weeks, South Carolina prosecutor Scarlett Wilson finds herself at the center of a racially charged murder case generating national headlines, after the shooting of nine black men and women at a historic church in Charleston.
Wilson will prosecute Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man accused of shooting black worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night.
Wilson is already leading the prosecution of white former police officer Michael Slager for the fatal April 4 shooting of an unarmed black man, Walter Scott in nearby North Charleston; she announced an indictment in the case on June 8. The shooting, captured on video by a bystander, was among a series of police killings of unarmed black men that prompted protests across the country.