Repeal Batson v Ky, ruling no right to jury with members of one's own race
  • Petitioning Barack H. Obama

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President of the United States
Barack H. Obama
The U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.
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Governors of all 50 States and other U.S. territories

Repeal Batson v Ky, ruling no right to jury with members of one's own race

    1. Rogers Hicks
    2. Petition by

      Rogers Hicks

      Buffalo, NY

The court ruling which make it legal for an African-Americans (and other minorities) to be tried by all-white juries have proven over time to be nothing but an illegal racially discriminatory practice and procedure which has caused grave injustice to people of color for decades. If not repealed, Batson will continue to have its devastating and destructive effects over the lives of people of color by depriving them their constitutional right to a fair and impartial jury system under guise of judicial process. Indeed, in America, a country designated as the melting pot, with its many different types of people, ideas, religions, etc. existing together, racial diversity on juries would unquestionably improve a jury’s ability to assess witness testimony, evaluate cross-racial situations, avoid unfounded presumptions, and permit a fair outcome in both criminal and civil proceedings. Equally important, racial diversity on juries would improve public confidence on part of African-Americans (and other minorities) in our American Jury System.

To:
Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
Elected Members of Congress, The U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.
Governors of all 50 States and other U.S. territories
Rogers Hicks

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Maria Florek BUFFALO, NY
      • 6 days ago

      I work for ECDSS the majority of workers prejudge every minority. One women told me after seeing my behavior every day she taught some Puerto Ricans might actually be normal. These r the people called for jury duty. They of course will not admit there prejudice when question but they already believe the persons guilty.

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    • Knightgale LaCross ENTERPRISE, AL
      • 13 days ago

      Impartial jury selection is imperative to achieve "Justice and truth"

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    • Kathy bass SAN JOSE, CA
      • 14 days ago

      There is no justice, simply.

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    • Brendah DeBow OAKLAND, CA
      • 14 days ago

      Because a person on trial should be tried by a jury of their peers. However, in this country that rarely happens, although it is law. Now this state Kentucky, is making what already happens illegally legal. Pathetic commentary on the state of Kentucky and the US in general.

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    • Shalonda Cox LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 15 days ago

      Because i live in Kentucky and i know exactly how they operate...i cant wait to. Leave this racist ass state

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