You are left with the impression that very bad people ruled an area of America for a very
long time. They had the power of life and death over criminal defendants. Their friends and family enjoyed a different standard. That’s why Alex Murdaugh traveled with a badge on his dashboard. He told the jury it got him “friendlier” treatment. The poor—often black—feared them. Let’s hope the jury ends this multi-generational injustice once and for all.