Florida Pardons 4 Black Men Accused of 1949 Rape

"The way this was carried out was a miscarriage of justice," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said.

  • Published 11 January 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago in a case now seen as a racial injustice. The unanimous vote came minutes after alleged victim pleaded with DeSantis and the Cabinet members, meeting as the clemency board, not to grant the pardons, saying she still relives the horror of the rape she said happened… Read at AP News