Wednesday, March 1, 2000

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  • Odell Barnes Scheduled for Execution in Texas, Supporters Say He is Innocent

    Florida Governor Jeb Bush wants a former State Supreme Court justice to reveal the identities of inmates he believes may have been wrongly executed. Retired Justice Gerald Kogan, who served on the state’s high court from 1986 to 1998, refused. He said that instead of interrogating him, state officials should be trying to make sure inmates who say they are innocent get access to DNA evidence. And Kogan also said that the governor’s office needs to start looking at the 84 cases nationwide where people have been released from death row because of DNA evidence. [includes rush transcript]

  • Harvest of Empire: Latinos in the U.S.A.

    Buoyed by a convincing triple victory in yesterday’s primaries, Republican presidential contender George W. Bush has now turned his sights to next week’s pivotal Super Tuesday elections, when his party’s nomination could be decided. Bush beat Arizona Senator John McCain by large margins in Virginia, Washington and North Dakota. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Diallo Project

    A crowd of 75 protesters angry with the acquittal of four white New York City police officers in the shooting death of Amadou Diallo scuffled with police and blocked rush-hour traffic yesterday.

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