There Is Justice For All

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Justice for All
There are challenging disparities racially when it comes to criminal justice, or justice of any kind. It’s a pervasive notion: in American society justice is blind, fairly administered and equal to all. The problem is that justice does not seem to reach to all people, especially when it is people of color. In a society that is apparently known for fairness and acted as a new start as our founding ideals. In modern day, justice for all is not justice at all. In the judiciary system specifically, ‘justice’ does not live up to the promise of ‘encompassing all people’.
People of color are preyed upon more than caucasian people by police and are not given fair or equal chance in the system. Take the trial of Robert S. Warner for example. After leaving for work and leaving his children with a babysitter, the baby sitter left the children suddenly, also leaving Warner to be charged for abandonment and child neglect. His wife was in a Hospital for cancer treatment, he was basically a single father, working 3 jobs. He
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While people of color make up about 30 percent of the population of the United States, they account for 60 percent of those minorities are imprisoned. “The prison population grew by 700 percent from 1970 to 2005, a rate that is outpacing crime and population rates.” (Dr. Robin Guils, Standard Prison Studies). Consistently, minorities are given poor scenarios that lead to obvious bias in the system.
Men of color are especially preyed upon in the system. There is a large amount of Caucasian people in law enforcement field while 78.7% of Police officers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. African American represent 12.7% of Police officers, which make them the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. The percentages show the racial and ethnic breakdown of Police
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