In a city where gun crimes are an everyday occurrence, St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Steven Ohmer made an example out of James Green, 67, in February. Last November, an all-white jury had taken about an hour to decide the 6-foot-2-inch, 300-pound African-American man’s fate on four charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. For four guilty verdicts, Ohmer handed down a sentence of 60 years, far more than . . .
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