Sunday, February 22, 2004

Race and execution in Virginia

The Richmond paper reports here ("Study examines race and execution," 2/20/2004) on a new study which shows that the chances of a black person being sentenced to death for killing a white in Virginia are 18 times greater than those of a black person who kills another black, and are roughly three times greater than for a white person who kills a white or a white who kills a black.

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