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Merrick Garland says he's concerned about 'randomness' of death penalty and its 'disparate' impact on Black Americans

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, Judge Merrick Garland, on Monday expressed serious concerns about the death penalty in the US and the glaring racial disparities in the implementation of capital punishment.
"I have had a great pause about the death penalty. I am very concerned about the large number of exonerations that have occurred through DNA evidence and otherwise, not only in death penalty convictions, but also in other convictions. I think it's a terrible thing that occurs when somebody is convicted of a crime that they did not commit...
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