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Something I wanted to check in the report was easy to find:

Nationwide, the estimated rate at which black youth receive life without parole sentences (6.6 per 10,000) is ten times greater than the rate for white youth (0.6 per 10,000).

Of course, some people may say that this proves that black teenage serious criminality is ten times higher than white. Others may say it's evidence of racial bias in the police/judicial system, and I'll let you guess what I think...

It's not that there's no police/judicial racism in Europe, but the harshness meted out to young blacks in the States seems to me to be on another level.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 03:32:31 PM EST
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