162-No racial bias in the death penalty
Frank Greene, August 6, 2020, https://richmond.com/news/virginia/when-it-comes-to-executions-do-black-lives-matter/article_ac218a31-ff0c-5070-8a1c-29eb8a0fc014.html, Richmond Times Dispatch, When it comes to executions, do Black lives matter?
Dudley Sharp, of Houston, a death penalty expert and a defender of capital punishment, disagrees with Dunham. He said he has not examined victimization in the federal system, but regarding race as a factor in death penalty cases, “there’s just so few cases, statistically. I don’t think anybody can make a case one way or the other.” In 2000, a study of Virginia’s death penalty by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission concluded that local prosecutors do not base the decision of whether to seek the death penalty in capital-eligible cases on the race of the defendant or the race of the victim. Th