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originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: Spider879
Did it ever occur to you that the reason blacks have more interaction with police is that they DISPROPORTIONATLY commit more of the crime? It should because it is true
Race may be the deciding factor in whether you’re deemed innocent in a court of law.
That’s the takeaway from a study for the National Registry of Exonerations, published on Tuesday. Researchers Samuel Gross, Maurice Possley, and Klara Stephens analyzed years of exoneration data, looking at how race may influence whether someone is wrongfully convicted — and later cleared — of a crime they didn’t commit.
“African Americans are only 13% of the American population but a majority of innocent defendants wrongfully convicted of crimes and later exonerated,” the researchers write. “They constitute 47% of the 1,900 exonerations listed in the National Registry of Exonerations (as of October 2016), and the great majority of more than 1,800 additional innocent defendants who were framed and convicted of crimes in 15 large-scale police scandals and later cleared in ‘group exonerations.’”
The bias that drives these numbers, critics like Jerome Miller claim, does not appear at the sentencing hearing, but is built up as well through the accumulation of arrests and minor sentences to which black Americans are subject from a young age for conduct that would not lead to an arrest of a white adolescent.
Overt discrimination plays on the availability of discretion. The research compared sentences of white and black defendants convicted of felony charges throughout New York State between 1990 and 1992, and it found that when the crime and the defendant’s prior record were the same, the black defendants were sentenced to jail and prison more frequently than white defendants.
"I think it is very easy for that very subtle, subliminal racism to creep in, and when the defendant comes into court you just disregard him and dehumanize him. The subliminal racism-–and it is subliminal–that kind of racism is there when the judge thinks of the black defendant as part of the stereotype of this dangerous mass out there waiting to take over our schools and our streets and break into our homes
Judge McKee knows that this kind of overt racism occurs with black judges, like himself, as well as with white judges.
Covert bias is more problematic. It would be one thing if those harsher penalties had been shown to deter or prevent crime; but no such evidence is offered. Instead, the harsher sentences reflect a chilling eagerness to exclude offenders for life from civil society, even in early adolescence, despite its enormous financial cost. Would these same policies be pursued if the people being incarcerated were overwhelmingly white?
black drug users are four times more likely to end up in prison than white drug users.
originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: Kharron
So, one moron that all the other white people on here are calling an idiot is your "shining example" of white privilege.
Jeffrey Epstein was born in 1953 to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York
White privilege is the set of advantages white people in a society typically experience that are not experienced by people of other races.
1. Their Race Is All Over the School Curriculum
2. Their Race Is Well Represented Throughout the Media
3. Their Intelligence and Accomplishments Aren’t Questioned
4. Authority Figures Share the Same Skin Tone as Them
5. They Don’t Live in Fear of the Police Gunning Them Down
6. They Aren’t Expected to Represent Their Entire Race
7. They Don’t Need to Worry About Race