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Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

This undated file photo shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944.

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Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

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Mary Sanchez: Address racial disparity in police shootings

Mary Sanchez: Address racial disparity in police shootings

If white males were killed at such rates, there would be a national outcry.

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Complaint: Texas judge said minorities predisposed to crime

AUSTIN, Texas — A coalition of civil rights organizations has filed a judicial misconduct complaint against a conservative federal judge for discriminatory comments she allegedly made during a speech, including that some racial groups were predisposed to violent crime.

June 05, 2013 4:10 pmLoading…

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