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Resource ID: #19894
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: WKMG-TV (Orlando
Date: 11/7/02



In central Florida, African-Americans get longer mandatory minimum prison terms than whites accused of the same firearms crimes. The story came about thanks to a black defendant who complained that his race influenced his sentencing in a firearms case. After obtaining the appropriate database from the state attorney's office, Pipitone found this claim to be true as well as other implications of racial discrimination.

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