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Death Row Discrimination #296671

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 29, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Anticipated number of executions in United States this year and probable deluge of appeals courts noted. [Defense attorney David BRUCK - claims murder sentences are based on race of victim.] Concern that death penalty is based on racial considerations examined. [Stanford law school spokesperson Samuel GROSS - believes killers of whites are more likely to receive death penalty.] Findings of several studies said concluding that imbalance in justice system is result of subtle bias rather than blatant racism noted. [GROSS - thinks juries more often iden. with white victims; explains.] Related statistics outlined on screen. [Georgia attorney general Michael BOWERS - denies modern death sentence discriminates between races.] Bowers' statistical explanation of racial breakdown outlined. [BOWERS - believes whites are more frequent victims of heinous crimes.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:03:00

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