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Keith Tharpe’s Scheduled Execution Tests Our Tolerance for Racial Bias in Executions


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Keith Tharpe’s Scheduled Execution Tests Our Tolerance for Racial Bias in Executions

Cassandra Stubbs

In 1991, a jury in Jones County, Georgia, sentenced Keith Tharpe, a Black man, to death for the murder of his sister-in-law. Seven years later, Tharpe’s defense counsel met with a white juror from Tharpe’s trial as part of their routine investigation of the case. The juror explained to the lawyers why he voted for Tharpe’s death, and then reviewed, edited, and signed a sworn statement, which set out his views of race and Tharpe:


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End Capital Punishment! Period!


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Coming from Australia, politicians at least agree on this. No death penalty. The soul needs love not hatred and death. May Earth’s governments begin to understand this one matter and we will as planetary citizens have advanced one more step into the light. This I know. Father/ Mother God loves all the same, no judgement, just the radiation of His/ Her beaming light that the stumbling one might receive and begin to understand as a blessed right of birth.