In 1944, George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old African American, was charged with murdering two young white girls: Betty June Binnicker, 11 and Mary Emma Thames, seven. Their bodies were found stabbed to death in the lumber mill town of Alcolu.
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I can hardly express sufficiently my shock at the news that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison.
America seems okay with condemning children, many who were victimized first, to die in prison with absolutely no chance of ever having a full, free life. I'm not okay with that.
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