Economics Kept Black Jurors From Oakland Cop Trial

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/10/03/MN6962.DTL The year-long Oakland, Ca., police misconduct trial that ended in a mistrial involved alleged crimes in places where more than half the residents, and all the alleged victims, are black. But the San Francisco Chronicle reports that no jurors in the so-called "Riders" case were black, a disparity that experts say seems all too common. Community leaders and even members of the . . .

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