Skip to comments.Exclusive: Attorney General Eric Holder to Oppose Data-Driven Sentencing
Posted on 07/31/2014 7:37:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Citing concerns about equal justice in sentencing, Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to oppose certain statistical tools used in determining jail time, putting the Obama Administration at odds with a popular and increasingly effective method for managing prison populations.
Holder says if such rankings are used broadly, they could have a disparate and adverse impact on the poor, on socially disadvantaged offenders, and on minorities.
Holder says using static factors from a criminals background could perpetuate racial bias in a system that already delivers 20% longer sentences for young black men than for other offenders.
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“....if such rankings are used broadly, they could have a disparate and adverse impact on.. criminals.
And we wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings!
Here’s a true classic!
Treating offenders the same regardless of their “race” has now become “racial bias.”
20% longer sentences for young black men than for other offenders. ...................... More violent crimes, repeat offenders, is there a problem with that? They want to release criminals sooner?
When Holder gets through with the (Social) Justice Department, there will be racial limits imposed for sentencing and imprisonment. White guys will get longer sentences than anyone else, just to be “fair.”
All racism all the time. Thanks, Just Us department!
Well... um... yes.
I honestly think if Holder had his druthers, it would go like this:
Judge: Are you white?
Judge: Are you middle class?
Judge: Then off to prison with you!
Holder is tilting at windmills.
Why stop there Eric? Just oppose minority sentencing.
Democrats are the party of science...unless science does not support their positions, which is most of the time! At that point they replace science with “fairness”, as defined by them, of course!
In other words, the very persons committing the crimes!
Law ENFORCEMENT? Not a bit of it.
Spare a thought for those poor rattlesnakes in Arizona. They don't get as much water as blue whales in the Arctic sea.