Color of Crime: The Tyranny of ‘Collateral Consequences’

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It's an uncomfortable conversation and one that is fraught with emotion.

In a judicial system tasked with providing equal justice to all, what role does race play in decision-making?

More than 15 percent of all criminal cases had a black defendant in Cumberland County, Maryland between 2010 and 2015, according to an analysis of court records.

However, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that only about 3 percent of the county's population is black.

During the . . .

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