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July 11th, 2014
08:46 PM ET

Susan Sarandon: White people do not end up on death row very easily

Two decades ago Susan Sarandon starred as an anti-death penalty advocate in the film "Dead Man Walking," a role which won her an Academy Award and a lasting friendship with the person she played, Sister Helen Prejean.

CNN's Erin Burnett had the opportunity to speak with both of them about their ongoing fight against the death penalty.


Filed under: Crime • Death Row Stories • Justice • News
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  1. Michael Logan

    Ms. Sarandon is not correct in her statement. Deathrow is pretty evenly split by race. And considering blacks actually commit more murders then whites per capita (And in fact overall at 52% to all other races combined 48%), the numbers actually make sense. This is not a racial issue as she is promoting, but a factual issue based on FBI reported crime statistics.

    July 19, 2014 at 12:46 am | Reply
  2. Michael P. Tremoglie

    Sarandon's comments reveal her ignorance of the subject. There are more whites sentenced to be executed than blacks. This is a simple fact.

    For Sarandon to make such a comment means she is misinformed.

    July 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  3. dudleysharp

    Sarandon a complete idiot.

    IN the US, white murderers are twice as likely to be executed as are black murderers.

    CNN has no clue because they don't fact check.

    July 12, 2014 at 8:51 am | Reply

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