Ed, you need to apply greater critical thinking to your exposition, and possibly re-examine your conclusions. Consider: "Report of The Sentencing Project
to the United Nations Human Rights Committee Regarding Racial Disparities in the United States Criminal Justice System" available here:
Taking just a sample quote:
As Georgetown Law Professor David Cole states in his book No Equal Justice,
These double standards are not, of course, explicit; on the face of it, the criminal law is
color-blind and class-blind. But in a sense, this only makes the problem worse. The rhetoric of the criminal justice system sends the message that our society carefully protects everyone’s constitutional rights, but in practice the rules assure that law enforcement prerogatives will generally prevail over the rights of minorities and the poor. By affording criminal suspects substantial constitutional rights in theory, the Supreme Court validates the results of the criminal justice system as fair. That formal fairness obscures the systemic concerns that ought to be raised by the fact that the prison population is overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately black.
They are teenagers - a subspecies of humans widely known for doing stupid things. These kids likely are scared shirtless right now. Best thing to do is send them home to their parents and let it pass. This does not deserve criminal or civil action. View Comment
Entertainer? Obviously. Advocate? Most certainly. Scientist? Ah, no. The message is an important one, and he does a great job. But anyone who advocates rational thinking can deliver this message with credibility, not only scientists. And alas, Bill Nye, the science guy, is not a scientist guy. View Comment
"A pedestrian traffic sign went through the windshield of the bus, and a "No Turn on Red" sign was sticking out from underneath the bus, police said. . . the driver . . . said he did not know how the accident occurred."
This article needs some photos! And no field sobriety test?