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One important thing is missing from the N&O story this morning about the new study that finds that someone killing a white person is almost three times more likely to get the death penalty than if they kill an African-American.

The findings are very close to the conclusion reached in a 2001 study by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill that was covered extensively by the N&O. 

It seems more than relevant that the new study confirms what researchers said nine years ago about the role of race and capital punishment.  Odd that it wasn’t mentioned.

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