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Study: Prosecutors Strike Black and Latino People from Juries

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The chief justice of the California Supreme Court issued an order on March 23, 2020, ending all jury trials in the state to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. (Joe Gratz/Flickr)

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Study: Prosecutors Strike Black and Latino People from Juries

A new study from UC Berkeley finds that California prosecutors disproportionately strike people of color, especially African-Americans, from serving on juries. We asked the person who spearheaded the study to break down the report’s findings and their implications for the justice system.
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