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A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case
Monday, July 15, 2013
By:Christina Swarns - LDF
Christina Swarns, Director of LDF's Criminal Justice Practice and Interim Director of Litigation, writes in the New York Times about why the pursuit of justice requires a federal investigation into the killing of Trayvon Martin. Recounting the history of federal intervention in cases where "innocent African-Americans were hunted, shot and killed because of their race, Ms. Swarns argues that the continued pervasiveness of racial bias in today's criminal justice system requires continued federal action.
Read the New York Times article here.