DNA Frees an Innocent Black Man After 27 Years "A Dallas man who spent more than 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was freed Tuesday, after being incarcerated longer than any other wrongfully convicted U.S. inmate cleared by DNA testing." CNN. LAPD Received 320 Racial Profiling Complaints, All Dismissed "Los Angeles Police Department officials announced Tuesday that they investigated more than 300 complaints of racial profiling against officers last year and found that none had merit — a conclusion that left members of the department’s oversight commission incredulous." Los Angeles Times. Robust Relationship Between Race and Death Penalty "A new study to be published in The Houston Law Review this fall has found two sorts of racial disparities in the administration of the death penalty." The more surprising, according to the Times, is that when all else is held constant Black people are still more likely to be put to death. New York Times. Obama Outraged at Wright’s Words After Wright’s whirlwind media tour, Barack Obama, in North Carolina Tuesday, took his strongest stance yet in distancing himself from his former pastor. Obama said, "I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened over the spectacle that we saw yesterday." Associated Press. India’s PM Denounces Abortion of Females "The Indian prime minister described the widespread practice of aborting female fetuses as a “national shame” on Monday, and called for stricter enforcement of laws devised to prevent doctors from helping parents to avoid the birth of unwanted daughters." New York Times.
Obama “Outraged” by Wright; LAPD Dismissed All Profiling Complaints
By The News Apr 30, 2008