Racism Within the United States Criminal Justice System
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Corrupt Racist American Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice System, 1 of 2 - YouTube

Edward Lee Elmore, a black man, was sentenced to death after he was knowingly falsely convicted of murdering a 75 year old white woman. The murderer was her ...
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Prison for 25 years on death row... Until someone looked into a mans case, ultimately coming to the conclusion that he was innocent. He was African American. This is occurring all over the United States within the Criminal Justice system. Take a look at excerpts from CNN and other popular sites to see what is occurring with who could be your neighbor. 

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This is How the American Justice System is Plagued by Racism

This is How the American Justice System is Plagued by Racism | Racism Within the United States Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
The Zimmerman mindset, that a black man or boy is suspicious and dangerous, has permeated the criminal justice system. Minorities get different and often worse outcomes from the justice system.
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Facts always make things easier to understand. For instance, the United States imprisons more African Americans than South Africa... Say, what?

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Is the Criminal-Justice System Racist? by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal Spring 2008

Is the Criminal-Justice System Racist? by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal Spring 2008 | Racism Within the United States Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
No: the high percentage of blacks behind bars reflects crime rates, not bigotry. Spring 2008
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It is 2006: Put thirty-three African American American men in the same room. One of those men is most likely going to end up in prison. Now put 205 white men in the same room. Why 205? Because one of those men will end up in prison. We don't have a racist criminal justice system. Yeah, okay. 

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Is the Criminal-Justice System Racist? - Discover the Networks

Welcome to Discover the Networks. This website describes the networks and agendas of the political Left. The database is divided into 9 major sections
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The color of your skin determines whether you will be pulled over by the police, and possibly even arrested or detained. This is exemplified within "Driving While Black." Poor people who have tinted windows will probably be assumed to be drug dealers.

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Fourteen Examples of Racism in Criminal Justice System

Fourteen Examples of Racism in Criminal Justice System | Racism Within the United States Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Saying the US criminal system is racist may be politically controversial in some circles. But the facts are overwhelming. There's no real debate about that. Here's why.
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The War on Drugs is simply an excuse to target minority populations. This has been proven statistically. For instance, African Americans make up 14% of the United States population... Yet, they are within the 37% of those who are arrested for drug offenses... Hmm.

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Asian and African American and the Criminal Justice System

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Asian and African American and the Criminal Justice System
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Why does racism exist? Is it perhaps the United States is fearful of change? Or maybe because African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and other individuals who are considered "minorities" may be able to change our society... For the better?

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Learn Liberty | Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

Learn Liberty | Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System | Racism Within the United States Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Fewer than half of 1 percent of Americans are in state and federal prisons. That sounds like a small number
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The year is 2013. Out of every four African American, one has a higher possibility of being incarcerated compared to starting a family or earning a college degree. Hispanics are also subject to racism within the Criminal Justice system as they make up 16% of the United States population, but 24% of the prison population. 

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Five Myths of the ‘Racist' Criminal Justice System by Larry Elder on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent

Five Myths of the ‘Racist' Criminal Justice System by Larry Elder on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent | Racism Within the United States Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Larry Elder Opinion Columns - Five Myths of the ‘Racist' Criminal Justice System
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Hmm... African Americans aren't convicted at higher rates compared to Caucasians? Well, maybe research conducted after 1994 may be informative--especially because it is currently 2014. Racism still exists, and it does prevent many minority groups from succeeding. 

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Racism thrives in U.S. criminal justice system

Racism thrives in U.S. criminal justice system | Racism Within the United States Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
Racism remains an integral part of the U.S. justice system.
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Racism is not only within situations where the white hierarchical figures target minorities. It is also evident within shootings such as when African American Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband who she had a restraining order against... She was sentenced to twenty years in federal prison. Sorry, who is the bad guy again?

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Racism In America: Racial Bias Within The Criminal Justice System - CBS Charlotte

Racism In America: Racial Bias Within The Criminal Justice System - CBS Charlotte | Racism Within the United States Criminal Justice System | Scoop.it
More people are incarcerated in the United States than in any other country in the world. Past that troubling statistic, there are huge racial disparities throughout prisons in our country.
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Individuals who of African American descent are imprisoned six times more than those who are white within the United States. This is due to the stereotypes which this population is succumbed to such as that they are more likely to deal drugs, commit crimes, and carry/use guns. 

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Whitney Rupnow's curator insight, May 13, 2014 3:21 PM

Why do you think blacks are more likely to be questioned/arrested/sentenced for drug related crimes?  Minorities are more likely to like in poverty than whites in America.  People in poverty are more often on the streets  Thus it only makes sense that more blacks are stopped and arrested on drug related charges because the whites are doing their drugs in their homes.