Report: Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person
According to a report released by the ACLU, Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person since allowing the death penalty in 1976.
84 Floridians have been executed since 1976.
The ACLU says that Florida State Attorney General Angela Corey has sent 21 individuals to death row over the past four years, and 14 were black.
That means 66 percent of death row inmates are black under Corey, which is worse than when Florida was under Jim Crow laws (1924-1964), when 65 percent of inmates sentenced to death were black.
There seem to be harsher punishments for black people who do not murder as well.
Currently, Corey is seeking a 60 year sentence against Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over her estranged husband’s head in 2010.
Alexander, who is black, was denied immunity under the stand your ground defense. She was granted a new trial in September.
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