“Scores like this — known as risk assessments — are increasingly common in courtrooms across the nation. They are used to inform decisions about who can be set free at every stage of the criminal justice system, from assigning bond amounts … to even more fundamental decisions about defendants’ freedom. In Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, the results of such assessments are given to judges during criminal sentencing.” ProPublica: There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks.

+ In what could be a significant opinion, the Supreme Court just voided a death sentence because of racial bias; “ruling that prosecutors intentionally skewed the process by striking out all prospective black jurors in an act of blatant racial discrimination.”