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Racism In The Criminal-Justice System
Discrimination is within the criminal-justice system. A man named Roger Williams was beat on by multiple police officers for no reason but being black. Roger was pulled over because he was black. At least five cops beat him and it was caught on camera. Policemen should be held accountable for their racist activities.

Policemen might argue that they are not racists but, statistics prove that to be false. Officers pull over far more minorities than whites. The view of these police officers is that the African-American criminals who do the crimes, cry racism(Hall). "The black criminal is the clear and present danger, and most black folks know this to be true", said Patrick Hall(Hall). There is a deep concern about the majority of law-abiding citizens victimized by black people(Hall). One in three black males are under criminal supervision("No). Most criminals are black, so that is what police look for(Hall). For every 100,000 people in the state of Washington, 161 Caucasians are incarcerated compared to 1,392 African-Americans(MacDonald). At this rate, 28.5 percent of black men will be incarcerated at least once during their lives; a rate 6 times greater than for Caucasians(Quigley). Senator Hilary Clinton said, "disgrace of a criminal-justice system that incarcerates so many more African-Americans proportionately than whites"(Hall).The justice system acts as if minorities are of less value than whites. The criminal system is more lenient with whites. Blacks are more likely to receive prison sentences simply because of the color of their skin; therefore, many more minorities are arrested than whites. Blacks are more likely to remain in prison awaiting trail than whites because of the racism in the criminal-justice system. Removing the right to vote from millions, and essentially warehousing a disposable population of unwanted people, like a new caste system.

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