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Is Capital Punishment Color Blind?

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/conference/new_yorker_festival_2011 Danalynn Recer, founder and executive director of the Gulf Region Advocacy Center, discusses accusations that race affects sentencing in death penalty cases. She suggests that while the prosecutors may not intentionally take race into account, death penalty cases are both symbolic and subjective, and issues of race inevitably factor in. ----- CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: Is the death penalty dying? Presented by the New Yorker Festival, on October 1, 2011. With Marc Klaas, Joshua Marquis, Danalynn Recer, and Barry Scheck. Moderated by Jeffrey Toobin. Danalynn Recer is the founder and executive director of the Gulf Region Advocacy Center, a Houston-based organization that represents defendants in death-penalty cases. Previously, she worked as an attorney with the Texas Resource Center and with the Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center. She has represented more than a hundred capital clients over the past two decades.
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