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Amy Klobuchar Calls for Independent Review of Murder Case That Dogged Her Presidential Campaign

March 25, 2020
(MINNEAPOLIS) — US Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked a top Minnesota prosecutor Thursday to initiate an independent investigation into the case of Myon Burrell, a black teen sentenced to life after an 11-year-old black girl was killed by a stray bullet. “As you are aware, significant concerns about the evidence and police investigation have been raised…

14,000 Lives: ‘Rare Case Where Racial Biases’ Protected Blacks

December 6, 2019
The New health CareFewer opioid prescriptions meant fewer deaths (possibly 14,000), but the episode also reveals how prevalent and harmful stereotypes can be, even if implicit.Published Nov. 25, 2019Updated Dec. 2, 2019When the opioid crisis began to escalate some 20 years ago, many African-Americans had a layer of protection against it.But that protection didn’t come…