Law: Three Wrongs That Were Righted

The justice system can make amends, but never completely

Bigotry Pulled the Trigger

On a dark, rainy Boston street six years ago, two policemen leaped from their car and ran toward a blue Buick that was about to pull away. Eight or nine shots rang out. A black man slumped over the Buick's steering wheel with fatal wounds in the back of his head and between his shoulder blades. As residents of a nearby public-housing project milled about, James Bowden, 25, was taken to the morgue, another casualty of the war between inner-city Americans and the...

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