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The Chauvin Trial's Jury Wasn't Like Other Juries

By Sonali Chakravarti
April 28, 2021

What I saw was a jury-selection process that substantially departed from the country’s norms, resulting in a racially mixed jury, a number of whose members criticized American law enforcement for systematically discriminating against Black people.

That these people held these views and still served on the jury shows a path toward greater democratic representation in America’s courtrooms.

It’s difficult to overstate how significant a departure from the norm this is. In many similar cases, a potential juror’s mere intimation of a belief in systemic injustice makes judges and attorneys nervous—especially when the juror is a person of color.

Posted by sciencescience | Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:04 PM (1 replies)

Get police out of the business of traffic stops

By TJ Grayson and James Forman Jr.
March 16, 2021


Many of the deaths garnering media attention in recent years resulted from armed police officers enforcing traffic violations, even minor ones. A Minnesota police officer pulled over Philando Castile for a broken taillight, then fired seven shots at him. A Texas state trooper stopped Sandra Bland for not signaling when she changed lanes. Three days later, she was dead in a jail cell. According to a Washington Post database, about 11 percent of all fatal shootings by police in 2015 occurred during traffic stops; Black people accounted for a disproportionate share of those deaths.


Posted by sciencescience | Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:29 PM (1 replies)
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