Law Forum : Does Florida’s Death Row overrepresent African Americans as state lawmaker says]?

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    The decision by Orlando-area prosecutor Aramis D. Ayala to no longer seek the death penalty in murder cases has injected a racial discussion about Death Row into the Florida legislative session.

    Ayala, a Democrat elected as state attorney in 2016, announced her decision while handling the case of Markeith Loyd, who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer. Scott removed Ayala from the Loyd case, as well as 21 additional first-degree murder cases, and reassigned them to Brad King, a Republican state attorney.


    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article145468989.html#storylink=cpy

    Does Florida’s Death Row overrepresent African Americans as state lawmaker says?

    Following a decision by Orlando-area prosecutor Aramis D. Ayala not to seek the death penalty, a Florida lawmaker said African Americans are overrepresented on Death Row.
    miamiherald.com
     
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