RACES: No Jim Crow Juries

In Washington two years ago a Negro named Alfred Scott Aldridge shot and killed a white policeman named Harry J. MacDonald. To defend Aldridge the court appointed James Reilly, 28, who used to be a page in the U. S. Supreme Court. When Lawyer Reilly tried to ask prospective jurors if they were prejudiced against Defendant Aldridge because he was black, the trial judge summarily cut him short, declared his questions were no more proper than would be ones as to whether a talesman liked Irishmen or hated red heads. Negro Aldridge was...

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