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  •  Yeesh, I largely agree with you on the merits of (4+ / 0-)
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    case, but would that any level of our justice system were as color blind as this.  Everything from the initial police response to the jury selection would have gone differently for a black defendant.  

    I don't think one has to be a bleeding-heart to suspect this, given the enormous and known disparities in everything from police behavior around black suspects to application of sentencing guidelines for black convicts.  These are well-documented issues, and there's a good reason - not just naivete or ignorance - that people are up in arms about the way this trial has proceeded.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 10:33:09 AM PDT

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