The Baton Rouge Advocate: "Tilting the Scales"

Number 28363
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source The Advocate (Louisiana)
Year 2018
Publication Date April - October 2018
Summary A Jim Crow law, still on the books in Louisiana, allows for criminal convictions with only 10 of 12 jurors agreeing -- a practice that our analysis shows continues to discriminate against black defendants.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords The Advocate, Baton Rouge, criminal justice, Jim Crow, racism, juries, trials, jurors
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