Doug Sedlak: Investigate juries

February 28, 2014 

In his Feb. 22 column “I’m black – don’t shoot me,” Eugene Robinson asked when the senseless killing of black men by white and Latino-white men will end. He expounded on Michael Dunn being convicted only of attempted second-degree murder and not first-degree murder. One conclusion: “We can and should examine the racial biases of juries, such as those that sat in judgment of Zimmerman and Dunn.”

Robinson is spot-on. When juries don’t convict, or only partially convict in cases like these, investigate them. Faced with the threat of investigation and perhaps civil or federal hate-crime charges, juries surely will change their ways.

Doug Sedlak

Pittsboro

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