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Murder convictions overturned after court rules rap lyrics likely injected racial bias

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Gary Bryant Jr. and Diallo Jackson were found guilty of gang enhancement in the 2014 fatal shooting of Kenneth Cooper. A judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed to limit racism within the criminal justice system. The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office said they will proceed with criminal charges against Jackson and Bryant in a new trial.
2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States

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Judge overturns murder convictions of Black men, ruling rap lyrics used at trial likely injected racial bias

A California judge vacated the murder convictions of two Black men, ruling that prosecutors' use of rap lyrics as evidence likely injected racial bias into the case.

2 months ago·United States
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Murder convictions overturned after court rules rap lyrics likely injected racial bias

The murder convictions of two Black men in northern California were vacated Monday after a judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed to limit racism within the criminal justice system.

2 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Judge Overturns Murder Convictions, Citing Use of Rap Lyrics at Trial

The decision was of particular interest because Gov. Gavin Newsom of California expanded a law last week to specifically restrict the use of rap lyrics in criminal proceedings.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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Murder convictions overturned after court rules rap lyrics likely injected racial bias

Kacey Cherry, CNNThe murder convictions of two Black men in northern California were vacated Monday after a judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed to limit racism within the criminal justice system.The decision comes on the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of new legislation that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state, touted as “a form of …

2 months ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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Murder convictions overturned after court rules rap lyrics likely injected racial bias

Kacey Cherry, CNNThe murder convictions of two Black men in northern California were vacated Monday after a judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed to limit racism within the criminal justice system.The decision comes on the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of new legislation that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state, touted as “a form of …

2 months ago·Panama City, United States
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Murder convictions overturned after court rules rap lyrics likely injected racial bias - Local News 8

Kacey Cherry, CNNThe murder convictions of two Black men in northern California were vacated Monday after a judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed to limit racism within the criminal justice system.The decision comes on the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of new legislation that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state, touted as “a form of …

2 months ago·Idaho Falls, United States
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