Sentenced to Death Because He is Black? Grant Duane Buck a New Hearing!Submitted by JO4RP on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 15:39
I know nothing about this case. Hoping someone familiar can shed some light before I sign the petition.
The jury was told that Mr. Buck was more likely to pose a future danger to society because he is African American. This inappropriate and offensive reliance on race was so improper that in 2000, the Texas Attorney General said that all seven defendants who had racially inappropriate evidence presented against them were entitled to new, fair, and color-blind sentencing hearings. Mr. Buck is the only one of the seven defendants who has not received a resentencing.