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  • 28 Other Police Black Panther Murders
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    THE BLACK PANTHERS The Black Panthers, an organization of radical and political views, was founded in 1966 in Oakland, California. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale's original goal when they first founded this organization was to protect the African American's from police actions that many blacks considered brutality. When they first established this group, it was named the Black Panther Party. This Self Defense label did eventually drop from their name not to long after the organization became kno...
  • Killen Conviction
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    It is much easier to confront the racism of the 1960's than the racial and economic injustices of today. While I'm happy that racist vigilantes such as Edgar Ray Killen have finally been called upon to pay for their crimes, we have work to do in the here and now. Killen's conviction is one of several historical reckonings. In 1994, Byron de la Beckwith was convicted of murdering civil-rights leader M edgar Evers in 1963. Then, just last year, the FBI reopened the 1955 Emmett Till case after find...
  • Racial Bias Of Americas Judicial System
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    The Effects of Race on Sentencing in Capital Punishment Cases Throughout history, minorities have been ill-represented in the criminal justice system, particularly in cases where the possible outcome is death. In early America, blacks were lynched for the slightest violation of informal laws and many of these killings occurred without any type of due process. As the judicial system has matured, minorities have found better representation but its not completely unbiased. In the past twenty years ...
  • Death For The Murder Of White People
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    Jay Banner November 15, 2000 Criminal Justice 12-12: 50 The Death Penalty The death penalty what a very controversial subject. I personally have a very strong opinion on this matter, I personally think that we should use the death penalty a lot more than we do, instead of placing murderers, rapists, and people who commit treason in prison for life or letting them out on parol. People that commit the most heinous of crimes should receive the most heinous of consequences. Isn't that just the most ...
  • Baldus Study Show Murders Of Blacks
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    America is the last western industrial nation that still uses the death penalty against serious criminals. Throughout history the American legal system has shown discrepancies in convicting minorities with serious crimes and using capital punishment for their penalty. Many authors have debated the issues of discrimination and how it can be proved. The Baldus study was the first comprehensive statistical analysis on the issue. This study clearly had shown a discrepancy in the way sentences where ...
  • Murder Of Emmett Till
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    The murder of Emmett Till was a reminder of to the blacks in the North, as well as in the South of the severe segregation being experienced by the blacks. Emmett Till visited relatives near Money, Mississippi in August of 1955. Before he left Chicago his mother, Mamie warned him about how different Mississippi was about race and segregation. In Mississippi over 500 blacks had been lynched since 1882. There were also other racial tensions such as Brown vs. Board of Education and the Ku Klux Klan....

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