One Angry Woman: Why are Hung Juries on the Rise?

Number 19975
Subject Courts
Source New Yorker
State New York
Year 1997
Publication Date Feb. 24, March 3
Summary The New Yorker attempts to explain why hung juries are on the rise in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. The magazine reports that most hung jury scenarios feature one African American woman who, despite mountains of evidence and 11 other black and white jurors voting to convict, deadlocks the jury by voting for acquittal because she doesn't want to put another black man in jail or sit in judgement of another.
Category General
Pages 9
Keywords hung juries;hung jury;African American;race;O.J. Simpson;acquittal;deadlock;courts;law;white;black
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