Skip to comments.Attorney General Eric Holder: Jail time for blacks is too long
Posted on 04/05/2013 2:35:04 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
Attorney General Eric Holder expressed concern Thursday evening that black men are unfairly served with longer prison sentences than white men and that Americas prison system demands overhaul.
Too many people go to too many prisons for far too long for no good law enforcement reason, Mr. Holder said, in remarks to the Rev. Al Sharptons National Action Network in New York, Politico reported. It is time to ask ourselves some fundamental questions about our criminal justice system. It is time to examine our systems and determine what truly works.
Mr. Holder said in the Politico report that state laws oftentimes require sentences that are too harsh for the specific case and that breed[s] disrespect for the court system. He also referred to a report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission released in February and said figures show that blacks are being disproportionately prosecuted and sentenced.
I am concerned by a troubling report
which indicates that in recent years black male offenders have received sentences that are nearly 20 percent longer than those imposed on white males convicted of similar crimes, he said, Politico reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Five Myths of the ‘Racist’ Criminal Justice System
April 19, 2012 | Larry Elder
Zero tolerance public school policy came from leftists race baiting school punishment. Baiters claimed more black boys were suspended or expelled than white boys from public schools. School boards did not want to be named guilty of racism by virtue of quota statistics (an absolute false premise) they decided widen the pool of punishable behavior. Hence, a gang banger with a gun at school gets expelled just like the white boy who drew a picture of a battle with guns or shot someone with his finger. The attacker in the fight is suspended as along with the victim.
You can see the same mentality working at DHS where Christians are named terrorists like Islamists and everyone at the airport gets sexually molested, even a child in a wheelchair or a blue haired granny. They will stick their filthy hands all over people whether they surgical wounds or not. They did not want to be “unfair” and only check jihadists at the gates. In fact, DHS gave Saudi travelers special fast clearance. (the 911 bombers were Saudis) So they make perfectly innocent people guilty and perfectly guilty people innocent, in equality. Injustice makes leftists all fuzzy inside.
What a racist, no,, he’s a dagumed racist. What about doing the time for the crime?
Where is major hasan, Benghazi, Voter intimidation, Chicago, Fast and Furious? Come off it Holder you ignorant slut.
Because they can...
Step 2: Race riots start. Martial law is soon declared for most of the US population. Economy grinds to a halt.
Step 3: Systematic disarming of the US with backscatter vans and drones begins. "We must temporarily abandon freedom to save freedom."
Is this an apples to apples comparison? Does the data take into consideration repeat offenders? Same crime? Pleading guilty vs leaving it to a jury?
Sorry, Liz. They know exactly how democracy works, and it’s exactly their path. They have destroyed representative republicanism. Mob rules.
Exactly the reason the founders set up checks and balances. They’ve turned us into a democracy. It’s all a popularity contest now, and middle Americans are the losers.
Good one to bring to this thread.
‘Lotta provocateurs on this thread. Just sayin’.
Exactly. Jesse Jackazz has already called for federal forces, essentially martial law, to deal with the high black murder rate in Chicago, though of course he only boo-hoos about the black victims and ignored the fact that the perps are also black. And not a peep about the non-black victims of the mobs.
After seeing this, it is sickening to think that these are the people running your healthcare. They are setting it up where all blacks will be in a separate section from whites. It also tells you who is going to be denied treatments and subsidies.
It’s worth noting that the complaint is NEVER, EVER, that whites don’t get enough time...it’s that blacks get too much.
That alone should be enough to convince ANYONE that there is a political agenda attached.
I don’t want dangerous white criminals released back into my white community, so why do the want dangerous black criminals released into theirs?
Beelzebub means “Lord of the Flies”.
He needs these broth as for the New HSSS...
We can expect ANYTHING emanating from these two because (1) they can....(2) they both will be gone after 2016)....(3) they will.
Fasten your seat belts (and your gun belts) for the bumpy ride during this administration's final four. You ain't seen nothin' yet, believe me. This rot from Holder is only a preview of coming attractions.
He is one of the “equal outcome, not equal opportunity” folks.
He is already trying to shorten his own sentence. And isn’t that a state issue?
Dr. Sowell published a piece recently comparing how black families had lower unemployment rates and lower illegitimacy rates than their white counterparts back in the days of Jim Crow, Eisenhower Administration and earlier.
I believe Sowell himself did not come from an intact family but, back then, the aunts, uncles and grandparents stepped in plus the black churches were more focused on preaching the gospel of family values rather than civil rights and getting even with whitey.
Their rap sheets are probably 3 times longer. As said above there are many 3 times losers which means a mandatory sentence. Hey Holder, quit playing the race card.
My thoughts too.
Just Google "FBI Uniform Crime report". 2011 is the last year available.
Be forewarned that the breakdown of gun crimes and violent crimes can not be openly published because of political incorrectness.
But yes, African-Americans are responsible for over 50% of our nation's violent crimes. It should not be a comfort that most of that crime is against each other. The black crime numbers greatly distort the overall statistical picture. If those crime numbers are subtracted from the total, the remaining crime shows that the rest of the folks are kinder and gentler than most all European countries.
And even more troubling, gun crimes by any race hardly every involve so-called assault rifles. A couple of notable exceptions have clouded the publics perception of the situation. The media has deliberated created a false image.
The same thing happened in 1968 which resulted in the infamous Gun Control Act of 1968. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated and the media flooded us with every story about gun crimes and mishaps to create the perception of an epidemic of gun crime. Which there was not.
There is not an epidemic of gun crime today, but who would know it after constantly being bombarded with endless stories about school kids being murdered?
Read the FBI report and you will learn that gun crime has been on a steady decrease for several decades and is less that half of what it was just 20 years ago.
Black, black, black, blah, blah, blaaah.
Every village needs an idiot!
They also commit a disproportionate amount of crime.
There are a number of factors that should be considered as to why "Blacks" receive longer sentences for similar crimes. For example, the attitude displayed by many blacks towards judges in court. Then there's the number of prior criminal acts of a similar nature. I'm sure other considerations exist. This is not simply because of the color of the skin of the thug being sentenced.
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