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Curtis Flowers conviction overturned

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Published on June 21, 2019 - Duration: 02:15s
Curtis Flowers conviction overturned
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Curtis Flowers conviction overturned

THREW OUTHIS LATEST CONVICTIONTHEY ACCUSED STATE PROSECUTORSOFKEEPING BLACKS OFF THE JURY.

A DECISIVE DECISIOA 7-2 DECISION BY THE US SUPREMECOURT IS A PRETTY RESOUNDINGDECISION.THE US SUPREME COURT OVERTURNSCURTISFLOWERS MURDER CONVICTION ANDDEATH SENTENCE.FRIDAY THE JUSTICES RULEDMISSISSIPPPROSECUTORS INTENTIONALLYDISCRIMINATED AGAINST BLACKSDURING JURY SELECTION FORFLOWERS' TRIAL IN 2010.THEY SAID "THE STATE'SRELENTLESS,DETERMINED EFFORT TO RID THEJURY OF BLACKINDIVIDUALS STRONGLY SUGGESTSTHAT THESTATE WANTED TO TRY FLOWERSBEFORE A JURYWITH AS FEW BLACK JURORS ASPOSSIBLEAND IDEALLY BEFORE AN ALL-WHITEJURYTHAT EXACT SAME ISSUE RACIALDISCRIMINATION DURING JURYSELECTION MISSISSIPPI SUPREMECOURT FOUND THAT DOUEVANS DID THE SAME THING WITHCURTIS FLOWERS IN THE PAST.FLOWERS HAS BEEN TRIED SIX TIMESFOR TH1996 MURDERS OF FOUR PEOPLE IN AWINONAFURNITURE STORE.TWO OF THE TRIALS ENDED IN AHUNG JURY.AND YOU DO HAVE TO ASK THEQUESTION IS PROSECUTING MRFLOWERS A SEVENTH TIME FOR MORETHAN 20 YEARS IS THAT INTHE INTEREST OF JUSTICE THERULING INCLUDED AN UNUSUALALLIANCE.THREE OF THE COURT'S MOSTCONSERVATIVEJUSTICES INCLUDING CHIEF JUSTICEJOHNROBERTS JOINED THE FOUR LIBERALMEMBERSTO OVERTURN CURTIS FLOWERSMURDER CONVICTIOONLY CLARENCE THOMAS AND NEILGORSUCDISSENTED FROM THE MAJORITY.ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOODRELEASED ASTATEMENT ON THE HIGH COURTSDECISION SAYING "IT WILL BE THEDUTY OF THE DISTRICTATTORNEY TO RE- EVALUATE THECASE.

IFTHE DECISION IS TO RETRY THECASE, I AM CONFIDENT THE COURT'SGUIDANCE WILL BE FOLLOWED."ROSS ADAMS LIVE IN JACKSON ,16WANEWS...ANOTHER HOT AND MUGGY DAY IN THEMETRO, AND SURROUNDING ARE

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