The death penalty: A double-edged political sword

Maddox Jr, Alton H. .
December 1994
New York Amsterdam News;12/3/94, Vol. 85 Issue 49, p13
Opinion. Comments on racial aspects of prospective death penalty legislation in New York. Blacks as targets of the federal crime bill; Blacks as fairer jurors than whites; Need for strategic and visionary thinking in capital punishment; Jury nullification; Advocacy of capital punishment and the success of Governor-elect George Pataki; Federal crime bill and the election of a black mayor in 1997.


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