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Courts aim for juries that reflect community

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When Michael Grafton went on trial earlier this month in Schenectady County on attempted murder and other charges, the jury came back with a mixed verdict. The jury acquitted on some counts, convicted on others and deadlocked on still another. The jury was all white. Grafton is black. Whether race made a difference in the case is not knowable; the jury foreman afterward said the case was decided, as verdicts are supposed to be, purely ...


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wmarincic
February 17, 2013
9:42 a.m.

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Race will always be an issue as long as we continue to make race an issue.

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