Thursday, February 2, 2012

Evidential of Racial Discrimination Mounts

Dr. Woodworth  testifies
In Cumberland County, evidence of racial discrimination in the Marcus Robinson case is mounting. Multiple experts have testified about a demonstrated statistical bias in the disparate striking of blacks from juries by district attorneys.

Multiple statisticians have testified that the strikes cannot be explained by other factors (such as employment, criminal history, etc.) and that an undeniable pattern is forming that blacks were disproportionately struck from juries on the basis of race.

Under the Racial Justice Act, if jurors were unfairly discriminated again, a defendant is entitled to have his or her death sentence converted from death to life without the possibility of parole.

Read more here.

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