Florida Has Never Executed White Person For Murdering Black Person

| by Michael Allen

The state of Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person since the U.S. Supreme Court voted to allow the death penalty in 1976.

According to a report by the ACLU, 84 Floridians have been executed since 1976, but that doesn't include any whites who murdered blacks.

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.

Corey wanted Marissa Alexander to get 60 years in jail for firing 3 warning shots, which did not hit anyone, noted the Florida Times-Union.

Alexander, a battered African-American woman, was not allowed to use Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, which is supposed protect people who use weapons in self-defense.

Sources: The Florida Times-Union and ACLU