Monday, November 28, 2011

Senate Declares Itself Against Racial Justice in NC

Today, the Senate voted to repeal the Racial Justice Act. The Act provided the same tools against racial discrimination used in housing and employment discrimination to death row inmates. Under the law, if an inmate could show statistical discrimination in sentencing or in jury selection, his sentence could be reduced to life without the possibility of parole.

All North Carolina Democrats voted against the repeal, but the Republicans had there day in sweeping discrimination under the rug.

Two steps forward and three steps back...

Governor Purdue will have to decide whether to veto the legislation or not in the coming weeks.

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