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Executed in 1951, Seven Black Men Receive Posthumous Pardon

Sep 05, 2021 View Original Article
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    -52% Very Liberal

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  • Policy Leaning

    -70% Very Liberal

  • Politician Portrayal

    20% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

42% : But Northam said Tuesday that the death penalty for rape was applied almost exclusively to Black people.
39% : The case of the Martinsville Seven was cited during the legislative debate as an example of the disproportionate use of the death penalty against people of color.
37% : Eric W, Rise, an associate professor at the University of Delaware who wrote a 1995 book on the case: "The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment," said Floyd told police she was raped by a large group of Black men and testified at all six trials.
31% : Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons Tuesday to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a White woman, in a case that attracted pleas for mercy from around the world and in recent years has been denounced as an example of racial disparity in the use of the death penalty.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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