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Retired Judge: Ruling To 'Contribute Substantially' To Debate Over Police Encounters With Black Men04:44
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The state's highest court ruled Tuesday that there may be times black men are justified in fleeing police.

The justices ruled unanimously to toss out the gun-related conviction of a black man arrested after he fled Boston police who were originally investigating a break-in.

They said a history of racial profiling by Boston police gave him reason to flee.

Retired federal Judge Nancy Gertner, a Radio Boston legal analyst, discusses with WBUR.

This segment aired on September 21, 2016.

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