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January 15, 2003

I'm shocked...shocked.

From Gregory Kane (black columnist) who takes a non-orthodox view of the death penalty in Maryland: http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.kane15jan15,0,2514410.column.

An excerpt:

With an African-American annual body count that should stagger the imagination, Baltimore's state's attorneys -- and not just Patricia Jessamy because this reluctance goes back a ways -- routinely refuse to seek the death penalty. Adolf Eichmann couldn't get the death penalty here.

Here are a couple of suggestions for future studies that won't get done. Let's have a study of exactly why state's attorneys in Baltimore, where most of the black victims are, shy away from the death penalty.

Then -- in the interest of investigating a real racial disparity -- let's have a treatise on why black murderers choose white victims far more frequently than white murderers choose black ones.

Ye shall know the truth...

Posted by razib at 01:12 PM