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    The other interesting part of the case was one of the kids (both of whom were African-American) was from a two parent middle class home.  His defense attorney hired a prominent black psychologist to interview and test the kid.  The report emphasised t the disadvantages of being a middle class black juvenile as opposed to working class/poverty, etc.  The judge, who was Caucasian, seemed to buy this argument.

    The crime for which the juveniles were convicted was a viciously violent robbery of a Middle Eastern immigrant small business owner for quarters from a video game place.   The victim willingly turned over the money but was nevertheless stabbed repeatedly and seriously injured.

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