Friday, January 3, 2014

Duane Buck: Texas; The story of a black man who remains on death row after a psychologist testified that blacks are more likely to commit crimes finds a place on a list of "Ten travesties of justice in 2013" published by Think Progress.

STORY:  "Ten travesties of justice in 2013," by reporter Nicole Flatow, published by Think Progress on December 23,  2013.

SUB-HEADING: "Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment for much less. Here are some of the worst injustices of 2013:"

GIST: "A black man remains on death row after testimony that blacks are more dangerous" Duane Buck is sitting on death row for a sentence that came after a psychologist testified that blacks are more likely to commit crimes. In 2000, when the psychologist’s comments were first reported, then-Texas Attorney General John Cornyn declared that the state would not stand in the way of a new sentencing. But while Duane Buck has since averted execution, Texas courts have denied several motions to reconsider his case, and an appeals court ruled once again in November that he could not be resentenced."

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