The Transylvania Times -

Justice Is Still Not Blind


Last updated 2/26/2020 at 3:58pm

There are two kinds of grievous injustice: the conviction of an obviously innocent person and the acquittal of an obviously guilty person. Prior to World War II, it was common in the Deep South for all-white juries to find innocent blacks guilty and to acquit guilty whites, especially if the white person was wealthy and powerful or the crime had been committed against a black person. Ignoring all evidence, the trials were a farce because the jurors had already made up their minds before ever entering the courtroom. Sometimes the accused blacks never made it to the courtroom, often being lyn...

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