A Look at the Rittenhouse Jury 2021-11-17
Podcast |
The Takeaway
Publisher |
PRX
WNYC
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
Daily News
News
News Commentary
Politics
Publication Date |
Nov 17, 2021
Episode Duration |
00:45:04

A Look at the Rittenhouse Jury

We speak with Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and legal analyst on MSNBC, about the jury selection process and the importance of racial equality within juries.

What's at Stake as Julius Jones's Execution Day Nears

We speak with Oklahoma-based attorney Kelli Masters, who was part of Jones’s legal delegation during his September commutation hearing. Masters was initially skeptical about Jones’s innocence, but after reviewing the evidence, was convinced that Jones was wrongfully convicted.

Left to Die in Texas Jail Custody

The Texas Observer, a non-profit investigative newsroom, reviewed more than 400 Texas Ranger investigations of jail deaths over the past decade. In their investigation, the Texas Observer found that of the ​​more than 1,100 people who have died in jail custody in Texas since 2010, the majority were pre-trial detainees, people like Sandra Bland, who were never convicted of their alleged crime. We spoke with Mike Barajas, a staff writer for the Texas Observer. He is one of the writers of the special report, "Locked Up and Left to Die" for the Texas Observer.

For transcripts, see individual segment pages.

 

 

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