Probation for Killers
In our continuing effort to use this blog to cite outstanding investigative work occurring elsewhere, we point you to the Dallas Morning News' five-part series, Unequal Justice.
The investigation by reporters Brooks Egerton and Reese Dunklin found that 120 killers had received probation in Texas between 2000 and 2006. Of that total, an astounding 47 came from one county, Dallas. Egerton and Dunklin found that most of the killers and victims were minorities, and that sympathy for the killers had played a key role in the sentences. The series, which ended Nov. 15, includes a full Web presentation with six videos.
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