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Professor Paula Johnson Discusses Race, Biases, and Criminal Law Issues in the Wrongful Conviction of Anthony Broadwater

Posted on Tuesday 1/25/2022
Professor Paula Johnson

In the in-depth Syracuse Post-Standard article, “Alice Sebold case: How Race and Incompetence Doomed Anthony Broadwater to Prison”, Professor and Director of the Cold Case Justice Initiative Paula Johnson discusses racial, bias, and criminal law aspects of the case.

Professor Johnson states that “these outrages in the criminal justice system highlight biases that can distort fundamental American principles: ‘Whose life has value? Whose life does not have value? Who has credibility and who doesn’t? Who is prone to criminality, who is prone to victimization?’”