Finding Justice in a Cold Case
Janis McDonald, a law professor and co-founder of the Cold Case Justice Initiative at Syracuse University, recently spoke with the Associated Press about a racially-inspired murder from the 1940s that remains unsolved to this day. The case has been re-opened many times in an attempt to be solved. According to McDonald, there is heavy motivation to solve this case.
“The reason this is so important is that we’re still facing all this racial conflict, and acknowledgment is the only real key to healing,” McDonald said. “You’ve got to acknowledge that the wound is there, and that hasn’t happened here.”