Wednesday, March 16, 2016

ABA Calls for Reprieve

According to the American Bar Association (ABA), the "arrest, prosecution and conviction" of one Kevin Cooper were "marred by evidence of racial bias, police misconduct, evidence tampering, suppression of exculpatory evidence, lack of quality defense counsel and a hamstrung court system.” Cooper, is an African-American. So, ABA President Paulette Brown is calling on Governor Brown to grant a reprieve of Cooper's execution, although the ABA "takes no position on the death penalty per se." Cooper was sentenced for murdering a California couple and two children. See story here.

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