Half of all defendants exonerated for murder are black. Trump’s policies will likely make this number rise

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Crown Heights,” directed by Matt Ruskin, and “Just Mercy,” written by Bryan Stevenson, are a film and a book that center on the wrongful convictions of two black men: Colin Warner, who was convicted at 18 and spent 21 years incarcerated in New York, and Walter McMillian, who spent six years on death row in Alabama.

Their stories are devastating examples of the shortcomings and downright failures of America’s criminal-justice system. They’re just...

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