Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System
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''Walking While Woman'' and the Fight to Stop Violent Policing of Gender Identity - Truth-Out

''Walking While Woman'' and the Fight to Stop Violent Policing of Gender Identity Truth-Out Louisiana's archaic "crimes against nature" laws, which criminalize activities ranging from oral sex to sodomy, have allowed police across the state to...
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This is a story about a women walking home from a club at night when a van of men approached her. The women moved closer to hear what the men said, but they jumped out and arrested her for prostitution. The story also explains how other women that are transgender have been arrested by the police for unreal justifications.

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Mental Illness, Discrimination and the Court System

Symposium on Deafness, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System Bridgewater State University Department of Criminal Justice MA State Representative Paul...
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45% of the population suffer from mental illness at some point during their life. But when the court make judges based on the person's mental illness stated by Representative Paul is not based on their ability. For example, if a person who has mental illness goes to court for custody are judge based on their illness. They are not judge on the ability to care for the children. The Representative Paul is currently changing laws to not discriminate against those who have mental illness.

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Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

Fewer than 1 out of 100 Americans are imprisoned in the United States. But nearly one fourth of young black men are incarcerated in U.S. state and federal pr...

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There are only less than 1% of the population of America is incarcerated. But when you break down the races in that 1% present a different view. The population of blacks are less then whites, but blacks make up more population of prisons then whites. So blacks have a greater chance of going to prison than getting married or going to college.

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Modern Slavery More Black Males in Prison Today Than Enslaved in 1850

More black men are behind bars or under the watch of the criminal justice system than there were enslaved in 1850, according to the author of a book about ra...
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This program looks at the criminal justice spends 88,000 a year on juvenile detention centers were only 9,000 is spent a year on schools. They look at how taking some of the money spent on the criminal justice system  and spend on schools would decrease the incarceration rates. It was stated that education is the main tool to get started to decrease the crime rates.

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For Some Felons, a Better Chance to Break the Re-entry Cycle – Locked Up In America - FRONTLINE

For Some Felons, a Better Chance to Break the Re-entry Cycle – Locked Up In America - FRONTLINE | Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
It’s hard for felons to start over. Among states and cities, and even some companies, there's a growing movement to change that.
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About 60-75% of inmates released from prison do not find a job with in one year. Another 77% on inmates released are rearrested within five years. Some states like Kentucky, Michigan, and Oregon are developing programs to reduce the recidivism rates. Kentucky and Michigan have programs that help felons. The programs look at risk factors like treatment programs, mental health care. and other tools to help the felons get jobs. These programs already saw a 10% decrease in inmate population. In Oregon the recidivism rate dropped 32% when they started their program. Oregon starts providing treatment and resources 6 months before the inmate is released.

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Texas discriminates against Muslim prisoners, judge rules - RT (blog)

Texas discriminates against Muslim prisoners, judge rules - RT (blog) | Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
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Texas discriminates against Muslim prisoners, judge rules
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Texas can no longer discriminate against Muslims and Jehovah's Witnesses in its prisons, a judge reaffirmed in a ruling made public recently.
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Not only is America racial profiling, but also denying rights to practice religion in prison. Many people will think these people deserve no rights after committing  a crime. But think if you were arrested and you had strong religious beliefs. Then you were told that you can't pray or you can't fast. Well these Muslim inmates in Texas were not allowed to have specific diets for fasting and couldn't pray. America is making these people confirm to the white people's way while they are in prison. 

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'Racist' judges are MORE likely to jail black and Asian criminals for the same ... - Daily Mail

'Racist' judges are MORE likely to jail black and Asian criminals for the same ... - Daily Mail | Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
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'Racist' judges are MORE likely to jail black and Asian criminals for the same ...

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Typically whites and African Americans are compared in today's society. But what happens when whites are compared to Asians in the criminal justice system ?

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New Report Recommends Federal Action to Address Pervasive Profiling, Punishment and Imprisonment of LGBT People and People Living with HIV | The Center for HIV Law and Policy

New Report Recommends Federal Action to Address Pervasive Profiling, Punishment and Imprisonment of LGBT People and People Living with HIV | The Center for HIV Law and Policy | Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
#LGBT & #HIV+ folks face #discrimination in #criminal justice system from policing to adjudication to incarceration: http://t.co/1vuWbQv3r8
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In the last five years about 73% of LGBT people had contact with the police. About one third of the 73% of LGBT were people of color who reported the police harassed or abused them. 5% of them had spent time in jail or prison. Where as the U. S. adult population has only 3% of people under supervision like jail or prison. This shows how people who have different sexual orientation are discriminated against in the criminal justice system.

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New Study Highlights High Rates Of LGBT Discrimination In The Criminal Justice System | Vote No Confidence

New Study Highlights High Rates Of LGBT Discrimination In The Criminal Justice System | Vote No Confidence | Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
The United States' criminal justice system has a habit of discriminating against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and pe...
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Not only is there discrimination on races in the criminal justice system but on the preference of sexual orientation. About 75% of LGBT and HIV-positive people have encountered the police in the past year. If the police see someone that does not look like the gender they should be the cops stop them. The police then start questioning, looking at ID, and searching them to label them a gender by the body parts they have. No one should be stopped on the basis of their sexual orientation.

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Race and the Criminal Justice System | Russell Webster

Race and the Criminal Justice System | Russell Webster | Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Race and the Criminal Justice System. Black people are more likely to be victims of crime, stopped and searched, prosecuted and sent to prison.

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Another article on comparing blacks, Asians, whites, and other mixed races from being a victims, defendants, suspects, and offenders.

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Racial Discrimination in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Racial Discrimination in the U.S. Criminal Justice System.
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The conversation between the 17 year old and the police officers is unbelievable. The 17 year old was blamed for looking suspicious because he looked at the cops. The instigated the 17 year old to act up as the cops threaten to hit him for no reason. 

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Is There Racial Bias In Our Criminal Justice System?

Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, talks about how U.S. law enforcement targets people...
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"War on Drugs" has allowed America to use this fight against drugs to racially profile minorities. This goes unnoticed by many Americans and blames the victims in the process. While the criminal justice system is also setup so no claims can go to court based on racism. If the "War on Drugs" is continued in America then racial profiling will also continue.

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Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness. Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system


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Watch. Very powerful motivation speaker that looks at race and social status that determines how you will be treated in the criminal justice system.

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Racial Discrimination In the Criminal Justice System

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The statistics in this clip are astonishing in the number of African Americans stopped and searched compared to whites.

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