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  •  Fact is, there were no black jurors (7+ / 0-)

    and the dead victim is black. And a killer was judged innocent of murdering a black man, again. Does it matter how this was accomplished? Perhaps because the county has not been welcoming to blacks since the Civil War ended and continues to have a low ratio of eligible black jurors. Sanford has a long, sordid racist history, as do many towns in the South. White judges. White prosecutors. White defense attorneys. Black victim. No blacks on the jury. This is merely the etiquette of 21st century Jim Crow. Not so different in effect from earlier manifestations.

    What's accomplished by showing more concern with a nicety, and less with the death of young man and the pain to those who love him?

    Sunday mornings are more beautiful without Meet the Press.

    by deben on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 07:20:24 PM PDT

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