Judge throws out death sentence in first Racial Justice Act appeal

Earlier this morning, Cumberland County Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks issued a potentially landmark ruling in the first-ever appeal of a death sentence under the Racial Justice Act. Weeks ruled that prosecutors in Cumberland County deliberately kept blacks off the jury in Robinson's 1994 trial.

Robinson relied heavily on a study by Michigan State that found a 20-year pattern of blacks being excluded from juries more than potential jurors of other races. Specific to his case, blacks were excluded 3.5 times more than whites.

Read Weeks' ruling here.

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This will sharpen the resolve of the Tarheel Taliban

This will sharpen the resolve of the Tarheel Taliban to get rid of that pesky law that protects brown people from being steamrolled by our fundamentally racist culture and legal system.

Yes I said it: Fundamentally racist culture and legal system.

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