Jackson County Prosecutor Seyz Race Was 'Prevailing Issue' In Ralph Yarl Shooting

An important bit of follow-up . . . 

It seems that the Jackson County Prosecutor might have contradicted herself in promoting a new "race blind" approach to case work.

Here's a telling passage . . .

The eyes of the nation recently turned to Kansas City when 16-year-old Ralph Yarl went to the wrong doorstep and was shot by an 84-year-old white man. Yarl was Black. The Clay County Prosecutor, who pressed charges in the case, said there was a racial component.

We asked how the race blind charging system would work in that scenario.

“I’m not sure it would work here because it became such a prevailing issue on the case as a whole,” Prosecutor Baker said. “So, this may be one of those that would have to be carved out of the whole process to be legitimate.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

KCTV5: Jackson County prosecutor discusses implementation of race blind charging system