The Death Penalty: Continuing Threat to America's Poor, No. 1, 1971
LENNOX S. HINDS
Lennox Hinds was director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers in 1970.
The United States Supreme Court will rule momentarily on the constitutionality of the death penalty in the case of Jesse Fowler v. North Carolina. . . .
Throughout this country's history, lynchings, bombings, burnings, rapes and murders against Black, Brown and Red people, have been disregarded by federal law enforcement agencies as "outside their jurisdiction," while they have initiated and encouraged illegal surveillance of our struggles as rebellious minorities, controlled by constitutionally acceptable armed forces. Racist application of state criminal law enforcement continues to select Black and poor people for arrest, prosecution, conviction, imprisonment and death, no differently in 1976 than in 1876.