A wealthy teen was cleared in a South L.A. killing. Critics say his race and privilege helped him win

Los Angeles Times quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on a wealthy teen who was acquitted in a South L.A. killing.

Jody Armour, a law professor at USC, said studies have shown that black people are viewed more unsparingly than whites for the same crime.

Armour said that a white “wrongdoer” is often thought to be influenced by extenuating circumstances rather than being a bad person.

“Jurors judge black hearts more harshly than similarly situated white hearts,” he said.

 

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