Sunday, June 20, 2010

Study: Blacks Routinely Excluded From Juries

from NPR Law:

A new study of eight Southern states shows that blacks are being kept off juries at alarming rates. In some counties, prosecutors excluded 80 percent of the African-Americans who had qualified for jury service.

And this is a problem when the accused is a person of color. A jury of one's peer should include someone of the same race. This is a problem when a black man is being accused of a capital offense. This is a problem and it's unjust. Period.

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