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Blacks and Hispanics account for 65% of defendants in MoCo Circuit Court, new report finds

October 23, 2023

MoCo officials tout the county’s diversity as one of its greatest strengths, but a new data dashboard report suggests otherwise. Blacks make up 52% of defendants in the Montgomery County Circuit Court while Hispanics make up 13%, according to the data dashboard. “There really is growing consensus right now that issues of fairness, equity and justice in the American criminal legal system are paramount,” said Brian Johnson, the associate chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland.


Article Source: MOCO360

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