Those judges gave harder sentences to black defendants in hypothetical cases if they had been primed with words tied to black culture. The courts keep a wealth of data on criminal defendants. Legislation filed.
I did not know it was to that degree. What we have in common is the color of our skin, that we're women and that we're judges. It makes me sad, and scared. I was not surprised when I Googled his name and found out his employer is Heartland Institute.
Blacks were first at the mercy of slave masters.
Petersburg city commissioner and Democrat, who was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in November. It is difficult for lawyers to prove subconscious bias. Pitts summarizes a recent arrest made by deputy Ben Fields, a school resource officer, who violently detained a black female student by overturning her desk and throwing her across the floor at Spring Valley High in Richland County, South Carolina.
White defendants receive just 3 percent more time.