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Report Reveals Racially Tainted Death Penalty Cases in Harris County During Duane Buck's Trial

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In his petition, Mr. Buck cites a new study that reveals that between 1992 to 1999 (a time period which includes Mr. Buck’s case), the Harris County D.A.’s Office was over three times more likely to seek the death penalty against African American defendants like Mr. Buck than against white defendants, and Harris County juries were more than twice as likely to impose death sentences on African American defendants like Mr. Buck.

Read a press release and the  study on this development.