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Texas Teen's Case Prompts Racism Charge

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Texas Teen's Case Prompts Racism Charge

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Texas Teen's Case Prompts Racism Charge

Texas Teen's Case Prompts Racism Charge

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Shaquanda Cotton was convicted at 14 of assaulting an adult hall monitor and sentenced to a state juvenile corrections facility. She could be there for up to seven years. Many say the punishment is too harsh and that racism is at play. The girl's mother, Creola Cotton, and Gary Young, the district attorney who helped prosecute the case, speak to Cheryl Corley.

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