Why Do African Americans Deserve Capital Punishment

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Blacks are more likely to face tougher sentences than whites when they commit any crime. In courts, blacks are judged before they are heard. When a white man and a black man commits an offence of the same degree, the society will make excuses on behalf of the Whites while the Black will be automatically tagged a criminal. In most murder cases involving Whites, people are quick to say that such people are either mentally ill or has a particular medical condition which makes them behave in a specific way. As a result, the white man will be confined to a mental home for the rest of his life. He may even get parole after several years. Whereas if a black man is in the same situation, it is either he is killed at the crime scene or he is sentenced…show more content…
Murder cases in which Whites killed blacks are quickly thrown out of courts on the basis that either the White man is acting in self defense or the Black is provocative and deserve the treatment he got from the White man. African-Americans get more death sentence than whites mainly because of the race they belong too. African Americans have difficulty getting a job because of the color of their skin. Job discrimination starts from when they submit their application letters. Records showed that if a White man and a Black applied for the same position, there is a…show more content…
This is seen in Black killings involving police. The police have a fixed mind set about the Black people which make them to be tough on them. Police are stricter in their reaction to black related violence compared to white related violence. Statistics also shows that Blacks get more traffic tickets from police than the Whites. During riots more Blacks are arrested and charged to courts too. To most officers in the police department, all they think about when they see a black man is trouble and crime. This has caused them to judge most Black people wrongly. The article Police Killing of Blacks: Here Is What Data Say says “According to the F.B.I’s Supplementary Homicide Report, 31.8 percent of people shot by the police were African-Americans, a proportion more than two and a half times the 13.2 percent of the African-Americans in the general population”(Mullainathan). This explains that the rate at which police are killing Blacks is alarming. In the past years, there has been an increased number of police killings of Blacks that can be prevented. For instance the shooting of Tamir Rice could have been prevented if the police have followed the due process or it could have turned out differently if the boy was White. In order words, most Blacks who were killed by the Police would have lived if they were White. To crown it all, most of the officers involved in these killings were never indicted by the
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