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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    http://thegrio.com/2016/12/09/lawye...-not-to-convict-blacks-who-kill-white-people/

    Lawyer calls for black jurors not to convict blacks who kill white people

    In response to the mistrial of the South Carolina police officer accused of killing Walter Scott, Elie Mystal, editor of Above The Law, is calling on black jurors to simply reverse the problem and refuse to convict black people who kill white...
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    “Maybe it’s time for black people to use the same tool white people have been using to defy a system they do not consent to: jury nullification,” he wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday. “White juries regularly refuse to convict or indict cops for murder. White juries refuse to convict vigilantes who murder black children. White juries refuse to convict other white people for property crimes.”

    “Maybe it’s time minorities got in the game?” he went on. “Black people lucky enough to get on a jury could use that power to acquit any person charged with a crime against white men and white male institutions.”
     
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    so I won't get called for jury duty anymore?

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