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In Historic First, Governor Hogan Issues Full Posthumous Pardon For Victims of Racial Lynching
Governor Larry Hogan today issued a full posthumous pardon for 34 victims of racial lynching in Maryland between 1854 and 1933, on the basis that these extrajudicial killings violated fundamental rights to due process and equal protection of law. It is the first time in history that a governor has issued a blanket pardon for the victims of racial lynchings.

"The State of Maryland has long been on the forefront of civil rights, dating back to Justice Thurgood Marshall's legal battle to integrate schools and throughout our national reckoning on race," said Governor Hogan.  ...

by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 07:00:10 PM EST
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Maryland NAACP Leader Blasts Gov. Hogan's Posthumous Pardons Of Lynching Victims As 'Political Posturing', poster child for known and unknown assailants of white women
According to a historical marker erected during Saturday's news conference, Cooper faced an all-White jury, which reached a guilty verdict in under a minute despite the fact the victim did not testify she was raped. Cooper was killed before his attorneys had an opportunity to appeal to the Supreme Court.
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Asked how other victims were selected for a pardon, the legal criteria for each case and the review process for the pardons, Michael Ricci, communications director for Hogan, told CNN each case "met the standard that it was an extrajudicial killing that violated rights to due process and equal protection of law."
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Black NFL players call for end of algorithm that assumes Black men have lower cognitive abilities
["]Race norming["] is sometimes used in medicine as a rough proxy for socioeconomic factors that can affect someone's health. Experts in neurology said the way it's used in the NFL settlement is too simplistic and restrictive, and has the effect of systematically discriminating against Black players.
merits duplication in APsplainin "an OBSCURE [?!], last-resort [?!] statistical technique known as 'imputation'" which is different from sampling
by Cat on Mon May 31st, 2021 at 06:17:49 PM EST
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