BUZZ: Tim Scott shares life story with youth offenders

Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on December 14, 2013 

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks to youthful offenders Saturday at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice's Midlands Evaluation Center in Columbia.


— Tim Scott knew he could die one of two ways if he continued hanging out with a friend who dealt drugs when he was a teen growing up in North Charleston.

“Either he was going to get me killed or she would kill me,” the Republican U.S. senator said, referring to his disapproving mother during a speech Saturday to 50 youthful offenders in Columbia.

Scott spent an hour sharing how he turned around his life with teens just entering the legal system at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice’s Midlands Evaluation Center in Columbia.

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