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New task force on racial equity in the justice system

July 10. Gov. Roy Cooper has named two local people to the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, co-chaired by Justice Anita Earls and Attorney General Josh Stein.

The Task Force, which Cooper said is a step toward acknowledging and addressing racial inequities in North Carolina’s criminal justice system, will rely on community involvement. The two Charlotte-area representatives are:

•Henderson Hill of Charlotte as a representative of organizations that represent or advocate with communities of color. Hill is the Senior Counsel of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project and is Co-Director of Redress NC, a startup initiative to encourage collaboration with reform-minded prosecutors in North Carolina. Hill previously served as Executive Director of Center of Death Penalty Litigation.

•Mujtaba Mohammed of Charlotte as a public defender and North Carolina General Assembly representative. Mohammed serves in the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 38. Mohammed is an Assistant Public Defender in Charlotte and previously worked as a child advocate at the Council for Children’s Rights.

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