Man Wants Murder Overturned Because Of Confederate Flag

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SHREVEPORT, LA-Felton Dorsey, an African American who was convicted of murder in 2009, wants the conviction overturned because the judge only selected one Black juror and because the confederate flag, “The quintessential symbol of white supremacy” flies over the courthouse he was convicted in. The Wall Street Journal reports:

The flag “is a symbol of one of the most…heinous crimes ever committed,” Mr. Staples said, according to court briefs. “You’re here for justice and then again you overlook this great injustice by continuing to fly this flag,” he added, calling the flag “salt in the wounds of…people of color.”

“When I was screened for the jury, it welled up inside of me and I expressed my feelings,” Mr. Staples said in an interview. A part-time radio engineer and announcer in Shreveport, he said, “I don’t understand how judges or lawyers allowed that flag to stand.”

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