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  • A sobering truth: A look at differential treatment after Ferguson and Staten Island

    WBUR - 01/06/2015

    The recent failure of grand juries in Ferguson and Staten Island to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men has sparked outrage across the nation. And for good reason.

    The chief prosecutors in those two jurisdictions each appeared to take an objective, balanced and deliberate approach in presenting the evidence to the grand jury. As Daniel Donovan, the district attorney in Staten Island, declared when announcing his intent to impanel a grand jury to explore charges stemming from the death of Eric Garner: “I will go wherever the evidence takes me, without fear or favor.”

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