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Alabama Pardons Scottsboro Boys 82 Years After Injustice

Alabama Pardons Scottsboro Boys 82 Years After Injustice

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Eighty-two years ago, all-white juries in Alabama imposed the death sentence on eight black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women, setting the stage for a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Now, the Scottsboro boys are poised to be pardoned. Jeremy King, a spokesman for Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, said he expects the bill to be signed this week allowing the posthumous pardons, reversing convictions that became a symbol…