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					                                                                                          IN JUSTICE
                                                                                           Volume 1, Number 1                        The Quarterly Newsletter                             Summer 2006

                                                                                          Equal Justice                         Americans make up only a small         it’s tantamount to seeing someone
                                                                                          by Ray Jackson, JD                    percentage of the population in        drowning and not throwing them
                                                                                                                                Dallas County we make up the           the life jacket you have in your
                                                                                            As a child, I imagined grow-        largest population of those sen-       hand. Now, you have a Defendant
                                                                                          ing up and being a police officer     tenced to prison in this County.       who has 12 people, who are
                                                                                          or an attorney so that I could        Our Constitution provides us           not African-Americans, sitting
                                                                                          be in some position to affect         equal protection under the law.        as a jury of his peers. Twelve
                                                                                          change. I had often heard about       So how does this equal protection      mere human beings who are
                                                                                          the disparity between the num-        result in disparate treatment? I’ll    undoubtably susceptible to human
                                                                                          ber of African-Americans in-          tell you starts and ends      shortcomings. In other words,
                                                                                          carcerated compared to whites,        with us!! Every week, thousands        we tend to have more sympathy
                                                                                          but never truly understood what       of jury summons go out to the          for those who look like us. When
                                                                                          that truly meant. Like most of        great people of Dallas County.         African-American defendant’s
                                                                                          my friends growing up, I would        Without fail, more than half of the    are left with all white juries...
                                                                                          sneak off and listen to the late      African-Americans summoned             well, it doesn’t take a genius to
                                                                                          great Richard Pryor, who I can        never show up. Moreover, of            figure out why there are more
                                                                                          still hear say, “if you go down       those who do show up, most             African-Americans locked up
                                                                                          the courts and jails what you         of them find reasons to get            in our prisons than whites. The
                                                                                          will find is ‘Just-Us’”. As a kid I   themselves excused from the jury       reason is, we simply fail at “being

                                Aggressive Passionate                                     laughed at that statement while
                                                                                          not really understanding , now
                                                                                                                                panel. Most indicate they can’t be
                                                                                                                                fair or that their religion prevents
                                                                                                                                                                       our brothers’ keeper.” So, the next
                                                                                                                                                                       time you receive that summons to
                                                     Attorneys & Counselors               as an adult who practices law,        them from sitting in judgment of       be on Jury Duty...think of yourself
                                                                                                                                another. Now, I know that a great      as a life jacket because someone
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                                                                                          Mr. Pryor was funny...he was          number of African-Americans            who looks just like you may be in
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                                                                                          also absolutely right. Equal is
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                                                                                          defined by Webster’s Dictionary
                                                including Capital Murder                                                        as they are needed to make ends
                                                                                          as “the same measure, quantity,
                                                                                          amount, or number as another.”        meet. Notwithstanding that fact
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                                                             quality of being just, impartial,     you. For instance, what hap-
                                                                                          or fair.” Shouldn’t Justice by        pens to the person sitting at the
                                                                                          its very definition be the same       defendant’s table when you are
                                                                                          for all races? While African-         excused? In my humble opinion,

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