In an effort to correct what many in the nations see as a rash of police brutality there could be a correction that would give them a pass.
The North Carolina Supreme Court announced that it will allow 100 death row inmates to present evidence that there was racial bias in their trial.
These are convicted murderers who could be freed from their death sentences because the court wants to appear “woke.”
There is no evidence that there is a rash of police brutality or that any race gets unfair treatment in court, but that is not going to stop liberals from using this opportunity to create chaos.
The prisoners filed their claims under the “Racial Justice Act (RJA) before it was repealed in 2013. If the defendants win their hearings, they’ll be re-sentenced to life without parole,” Time Magazine reported.
The ruling comes after years of legislative and legal proceedings over the RJA. Passed in 2009, the Act allowed North Carolina death row inmates to be re-sentenced to life without parole if they could prove race played a significant factor in their death sentence.
Andrew Ramseur, a 31-year-old black man, is the plaintiff in Friday’s state Supreme Court case North Carolina v. Ramseur. He is one of the death row defendants who had filed a RJA claim prior to the Act’s 2013 repeal but was subsequently never given a hearing. On Friday, the state’s Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for the RJA’s repeal to have impacted his and other cases that were already pending.
The ruling comes amid mass protests across the U.S. to demand an end to systemic racism and justice for the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25.
The death of Floyd, by all appearances, appears to be a tragic case of police brutality, at least in part, along with other conditions.
But to change death sentences of murderers because of one police incident, if that is what happens, would be too far, but not everyone agrees with that sentiment.
“This is just an incredibly poignant time for the court to announce this ruling,” the ACLU’s Capital Punishment Project Cassandra Stubbs said. “The death penalty, as we all know, is affected by racial bias… [This ruling] ensures we will be able to continue our journey as North Carolinians to really confront the legacy of race in capital trials.”
Do you see how liberals do that? “As we all know.” No we do not “all know” that there is racial bias in death penalty cases and she cited no evidence to corroborate her assertation.
She simply said “as we all know” and everyone is supposed to take that as fact and not question her on it.
“Today’s ruling is an important step forward in North Carolina’s ability to create a more fair and equal justice system,” ACLU Capital Punishment Project senior staff attorney Henderson Hill said. “The evidence our clients presented of racial bias was clear and powerful. Today, the court has affirmed that we cannot and will not put it back in the box.”