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Yummrika: Hoodie Justice


Statistics on bias and prejudice in the New York Police Department.

Getting crushed between a biased police and a Big Brother State are a whimpering mass of protestors, unemployed, struggling businesses  |  Cartoon By Andy Singer in Politicalcartoons.com  on 11/20/2006 12:00:00 AM  |  Click for image.

Getting crushed between a biased police and a Big Brother State are a whimpering mass of protestors, unemployed, struggling businesses | Cartoon By Andy Singer in Politicalcartoons.com on 11/20/2006 12:00:00 AM | Click for image.

Statistics help tell the story of race and American justice. According to police figures obtained by The Wall Street Journal, the New York Police Department stopped and interrogatedpeople 684,300 times last year. Some 87 per cent of those stopped were black or Hispanic.

While African-Americans comprise only 12 to 13 per cent of the population, they make up 40.1 per cent of the United States’ 2 million male prison inmates. Another statistic that Jamal Joseph, who works extensively with black youths, cites is that young African-Americans, if they graduate from high school, have a one in four chance of going to university but a one in three chance of going to prison. “This is what we are up against,” says Joseph. (via Justice Hidden In A Hoodie | The Global Mail).


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