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Blacks Who Kill Whites are Most Likely to be Executed

July 30, 2007

David Jacobs Blacks convicted of killing whites are not only more likely than other killers to receive a death sentence--they are also more likely to actually be executed, a new study suggests. But the findings showed that African-Americans on death row for killing nonwhites are less likely to be executed than other condemned prisoners. Full Story

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