Trial and Errors

“The lead attorney was an oil and gas attorney who have never tried a case — criminal or civil — to a jury. The second attorney, two years out of law school, was working at an insurance defense firm on slip-and-fall cases. Both attorneys were selected from an alphabetical listing of lawyers at the local bar association.” That helps explain why the trial of Glenn Ford was so wildly flawed. On Wednesday, he could walk free. He’s spent the last 30 years on death row.

+ “Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent.” A new study on how we perceive kids from different races.

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