I have read that the brain processes 400 billion bits of information a second, but we are only aware of 2,000 of those. We do not have time to sort through and analyze all these information so our brain and mind take shortcuts.
Few cases involving the intersection of race, criminal law, and procedure have had the reach and impact of McCleskey v. Kemp, a United States Supreme Court decision decided 25 years ago, on April 22, 1987.
Anthony Graves, father of three and an African American man with no violent past, was on death row in Texas for more than a decade. We talked with Anthony about his long fight for freedom and his work to replace the death penalty with life without parole.