North Carolina's Racial Justice Act finally acknowledges that there is a huge bias in who gets the death penalty
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Death row inmate Marcus Robinson smiles toward his family after Cumberland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks found that racial bias played a role in his trial and sentencing on Friday, April 20, 2012, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The wind of revolution is beginning to blow through the halls of justice. It’s a small breeze now and the impact of what many consider one of the worst Supreme Court decisions of the 20th century still weighs heavily, but in North Carolina something called the Racial Justice Act is suggesting that a change is gonna come.