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 ...
The progressives want these felons back on the streets killing us to do their bidding.
The quicker they can kill us the sooner they can enact more gun law.
Only if the election process is secure.
Those were Obama’s words.
Back in the 80's when crack cocaine was first hitting the streets, Marxine Waters, Jesse Jackass and others of their ilk called it a scourge of the inner cities and demanded that penalties for dealing and possessing crack were jacked up higher than for like amounts of simple cocaine.
They got exactly what they asked for...the longer sentences for blacks merely reflect the fruits of their efforts.
huh, i didn’t know they pushed for that. wonder why, if they thought blacks were using something else...?
Hey, Eric, you affirmative action blockhead: if you don’t want them to do the time, tell them not to do the crime.
Or is that logic too difficult for you to follow?
Exactly. And a lot depends on prior records. In North Carolina and I assume many other states, sentences are based on points. Score high - do more time. Holder/Obama, etc. really want a race war. I didn’t used to really believe it, but I’m beginning to. Another crisis to not let go to waste.
...that black men are unfairly served with longer prison sentences than white men...Trying to impose leniency based on race is a dealbreaker.
It also says nothing about PREVIOUS crimes that these defendants may have committed. If someone has a long record, they also tend to get longer sentences. Heather MacDonald writes about these issues in CityJournal.
From what I’ve heard, whites are getting longer sentences for drug crimes.
This is a case of cultural marxism blending with critical race theory. They understand perfectly well what their doing. Don’t ever think they’re stupid, they’re just ramping up the pressure and demonization of whites and seeing what ‘sticks’.
Gun grabbers want to go soft on criminals and punish law abiding gun owners. Got it.
>> 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,
One “troubling report” that “indicates”?
What about the numerous historical facts that prove Liberalism killed the Black family?
Don’t forget sentencing takes into account criminal history...not sure this “study” screenesd “similar” crimes to account for differeing criminal histories.
It ain't rocket science. What would truly work is more black children being born to intact families with a mummy and daddy. Their poverty rates and crime rates under such circumstances are actually lower than white kids born under similar circumstances.
Maybe if blacks listened a lot more to leaders like Dr. Thomas Sowell and a lot less to leaders like Eric Holder, more of them could join that elite group.
Goes for white kids, too!
Sounds like eric the red is about to start releasing some of his people like the DHS released a bunch of illegals.
create a crisis. Exploit the crisis.
Don’t forget, obama has more flexibility.
I am trying to find a link to one of the studies to which I refer, but I have seen studies which showed that black males from two parent families of higher SES had higher crime rates, lower academic scores, and higher drop-out rates than white males from families of lower SES. One of the studies compared young black males in Prince George’s Co (black bourgeois bastion of well-to-do blacks, mostly government employees) with white males in West Virginia from poor families.
I have requested help in finding a link to one of the studies at another forum, as soon as I find one I will post it. (Thought I had bookmarked them, but can’t seem to find them in my disorganised jumbled folder).
Attorney General Eric Holder: Jail time for blacks is too long>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
BUT JAIL TIME IS NOT TOO LONG FOR WHITE PEOPLE!!
Just another plot, concocted by the white man, to keep the black brother down...or not.
I'd be willing to entertain a trade: him for them.
Feces sex accounts for it entirely.
That said, Holder is still wayyy to prejudiced to be in any office in the US.
That’s either true or it isn’t. If true, it should be fixed.
If not, then Holder is being Holder again. No surprise.
Blacks get additional time for the same crime because of their priors.
Bloomberg was unavailable for comment ans the perp did not fit his MO.
“Wett mah peepoe go!!”
If Holder is interested in getting the white prison population up a tad, how about indicting some of their pals like Corzine, Dimon, the entire board over at Goldman Sacks, The Federal reserve board of governors, those involved in gun running at ATF and higher, tax cheats like Gaitner and the rest of the dem contributors?
“THANK GOD WE GOT PENITENTIARIES!
Imagine the neighborhoods these people are being returned to as they’re set free; I know Newark NJ laid off hundreds of cops. What timing!
OK. Lengthen whitey’s sentences, too.
Nope sorry, that is wrong I will never listen to Holder.
in 4 years those 2 will still be Red Fags
Every time I see a video of mobs robbing Walgreens I wonder how many crimes these thugs will commit until they actually land in prison.
Most likely more blacks are repeat offenders, and therefore, as a repeat offender get a longer sentence for a “similar crime.”
Perhaps blacks get harsher sentences because they are REPEAT OFFENDERS. Many times over.
Holder your not “conveniently” forgetting of the higher recidivism rates?
Black, 35 years and younger for any offense.
“For Prisoners released with selected characteristics:
76.1% were arrested for new crime within 3 years of release.
51.1% were adjudicated (or brought to court) for a new crime within 2 years.
25.2% were convicted for a new crime within one year.
10.7% were reincarcerated (i.e. placed in jail or prison) following a conviction on a new crime within 6 months.
31.8% were convicted of a new crime and placed in prison within 3 years.”
White, 35 years and younger for any offense.
For Prisoners released with selected characteristics:
67.3% were arrested for new crime within 3 years of release.
42.4% were adjudicated (or brought to court) for a new crime within 2 years.
22.1% were convicted for a new crime within one year.
7.8% were reincarcerated (i.e. placed in jail or prison) following a conviction on a new crime within 6 months.
25.3% were convicted of a new crime and placed in prison within 3 years.”
“All recidivism rates of prisoners with selected characteristics released in 1994 from prisons in 15 States”
Use the “Analysis” tabbed link to plug in your own select criteria from the FBI’s UCR data (1994) to generate custom tables and charts here.
Without racism, the communists wouldn’t have anything. I hate them more now than I did back during the days of the Cold War. This new batch are some lowlife, shifty bastards.
Mandatory minimum sentencing is one of the worse laws ever passed.
If it’s true that blacks’ sentences are 20% longer than whites guilty of the same crimes, then Holder is right.
That’s what happens when blacks commit murder at a rate of about 6 times that of the rest of the population.
Between 1976-2005, per DOJ statistics, blacks comprised 12% of the population yet were responsible for 52.2% of all homicides committed.
It got rid of childhood issues.
The reason blacks are in the system 20% longer is recidivism due to violation of parol.
Holder is lying by omission, but that's the kind of thing we've come to expect from him.
Let’s see, the number one killer of a young black male in America is another young black male. So Holder wants that young black male who killed another young black male out of jail early?
Yep makes perfect sense. He will get out of jail early only to go kill more young black males until he himself is killed—by another young black male.
“The reason blacks are in the system 20% longer is recidivism due to violation of parol.”
So why do blacks violate parole more than whites/latinos?
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