Death penalty affirmative action?

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In other words, death penalty justice is not blind.  Hat tip to Ian Millhiser for compiling the data and preparing the above diagrams.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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2 Responses to Death penalty affirmative action?

  1. TheProfessorsWife says:

    So basically whites get no death penalty for killing other racial groups, but if you kill a white person you are fried! INJUSTICE

    • enrique says:

      To be more precise, I would put it this way: if you are black and you commit homicide and your victim is white, then the probability of receiving the death penalty is higher than if the reverse scenario were true …

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