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Old 11-20-2017, 06:11 AM
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Default Huffington Post Article - Racism in the Criminal Justice System

My husband read this article in the Huffington Post yesterday.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0e97dffed66a0

Is anyone shocked or surprised? When he told me, I said, "gee, that's a shocker!". Like really, did someone actually have to do research on this to know it? Give me a break. Of course, now they have it, so what are they going to do about it now!

Interesting that they're not necessarily blaming the Judges, but the Prosecutor's. But that should also then carry down to the PO's who do the PSR's as well and make their recommendations.

It's not even about their backgrounds, all things being equal between two defendants other than skin color. What is wrong with this country? Of course, one can argue that it's the luck of the draw, which judge you get, which prosecutor, which PO, etc. which is partly true, whether you're black or white, but still just goes to show the many problems in our justice system.
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The problem is that in reality, not all things are being equal. It's hard to even measure all the relevant factors, and it probably wasn't done. Because, you see, some factors may be cultural or behavioral.

For instance, there is no particular reason why a black individual cannot be rule-abiding (aside from having committed a crime, if it's true), polite and docile (to their faces, that is) when speaking to authority figures, and so on. At the same educational level, it may also happen that a school provided better education, and the better school can be the black person's school, but isn't it more likely that this is not the case? So, for example, in the case of education, especially when its duration is limited, two individuals could have the same background in theory but not in reality, and it may show if somehow the more educated one gets better treatment.

You see what I mean? This kind of difference may influence the outcome of the legal process, and such criteria that are not based on race may nevertheless tend to help or harm certain groups more than others.
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