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A Reader Notes AP's Obit For A Black Murderess Has Less To Say About Her White Victim
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May 27, 2015, 06:45 PM
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[caption id="attachment_61362" align="aligncenter" width="450"]FILE - This July 5, 2012 file photo shows Paula Cooper posing for a photograph in Rockville, Ind. Indianapolis police say a Cooper, 45, who was once the nation's youngest death row inmate, was found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in Indianapolis Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  She was sentenced to death in 1986 at age 16 after confessing to her role in the murder of a 78-year-old bible studies teacher _ her sentence enraged human rights activists and drew a plea for clemency from Pope John Paul II. (Sarah Tompkins/The Times via AP, File)  MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO LOCALS OUT;  GARY OUT The Associated Press had an obituary for this woman, best known for stabbing a 78-year old white woman to death.[/caption]

From: An Anonymous Reader [Email him]

This one has the race of the criminal (above) but it’s a case of “Not reporting race” of the victim!

Police: Ex-death row inmate Cooper dead of apparent suicide, AP, May 27, 2015..

"Cooper admitted stabbing 78-year-old Ruth Pelke 33 times with a 12-inch butcher knife in a robbery that netted four youths $10 and an old car. Cooper was 15 at the time the crime was committed."

Here’s a picture of Ruth Pelke:

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"Her death sentence enraged human rights activists in the U.S. and Europe”

Funny how the murder of Ruth Pelke didn't outrage "human rights activists".

James Fulford writes: The death sentence was objected to because she was 15 at the time of the murder. Then the Indiana Supreme Court knocked it back to 60 years in jail, which of course means they let her out after less than 30 years. I am more and more convinced that anti-death penalty activists are evil. See  Troy Davis, Lawrence Brewer, Wyatt Matthews And The Disparate Death Penalty.