The Civitas Institute today posted its third of a four-part video series examining the Racial Justice Act. This part contains an interview with Crystal Davis, whose mother was murdered in 1999 by an inmate currently sitting on death row. Ms. Davis questions the legitimacy of the Racial Justice Act, especially the fact that a killer and victim can both be the same race but the killer can still appeal his sentence under the RJA under its flawed premise of racial bias in sentencing. Davis also discusses the difficulty of victims’ families having to relive the tragic killing of a loved one all over again during the sentence appeal hearings allowed by the RJA.
Previous videos in the series have examined the history of the Racial Justice Act along with recent legislation designed to curb the possible abuse of flawed statistics on behalf of convicted murderers attempting to appeal their sentence, along with a compelling interview with the mother of a murder victim who shares her thoughts on the RJA.
To check out the videos, click here.