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JURIES SHOULD BE PRORATED TO ACHIEVE FAIR BALANCE

I am writing in response to the letter, "Many have little understanding of statistics." Johnnie Cochran was rightly shocked in the Wiggins case when 95 individuals from the county's jury pool lists included only 5 African-Americans. Basic statistics clearly show that 2.7 percent turns out to be a disproportionate number when compared to final jury selection. This percentage should be prorated until it equals a fair realistic balance of African Americans on a jury.

BENJAMIN G. WITHERSPOON
Buffalo

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