Ohio executions disproportionately affect African-Americans, especially if the victim is white



"Sullivan said “until all lives matter,” he thinks the death penalty should be abolished in Ohio. His younger sister was murdered in Cleveland in 1997, with the person responsible never caught. Still, his group doesn’t think the death penalty is the answer, especially because of racial problems in the justice system.

“As hurt as we have been, we don’t see any hope for us in the execution of those accused for killing our loved ones,” he said. “The death of the convicted person will not bring back our loved ones.”

"The panel discussion, called The Death Lottery: How Race Impacts the Death Penalty in Ohio, was part of UA’s Rethinking Race forum, going on through Feb. 12."

You can read the full article here: http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/ohio-executions-disproportionately-african-american-especially-if-the-victim-is-white-1.659137#


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