Presidential Pardons, which have been majority whites. Check out this chart.
"An analysis shows that, over the past decade, those with a Congress member in their corner were three times as likely to win mercy. Interviews and documents show a lawmaker’s support can speed up a stalled application, counter negative information and ratchet up pressure for an approval." ~~Dafner Linzer~~
"An African American woman from Little Rock, fined $3,000 for underreporting her income in 1989, was denied a pardon; a white woman from the same city who faked multiple tax returns to collect more than $25,000 in refunds got one. A black, first-time drug offender — a Vietnam veteran who got probation in South Carolina for possessing 1.1 grams of crack — was turned down. A white, fourth-time drug offender who did prison time for selling 1,050 grams of methamphetamine was pardoned." ~~Dafner Linzer~~
"Turning over pardons to career officials has not removed money and politics from the process, the analysis found. Justice Department documents show that nearly 200 members of Congress from both parties contacted the pardons office regarding pending cases. In multiple instances, felons and their families made campaign contributions to the lawmakers supporting their pleas. Applicants with congressional support were three times as likely to be pardoned, the statistical analysis shows." ~~Dafner Linzer~~
"Daily the Negro is coming more and more to look upon law and justice, not as protecting safeguards, but as sources of humiliation and oppression. The laws are made by men who have little interest in him; they are executed by men who have absolutely no motive for treating the black people with courtesy or consideration; and, finally, the accused law-breaker is tried, not by his peers, but too often by men who would rather punish ten innocent Negroes than let one guilty one escape." ~~W. E. B. Dubois, The Souls of Black Folk ~~
America makes great claims of being a country of freedom, justice, and many other great things, but is America really the land of justice and liberty for ALL? How can a country claim those great things, but treat some of their citizens in such a shameless manner and still boast to the world that they are all of those great things?
BTW, to that male person, you know who you are, and so do I. Stop sending me emails in different blogger's names with viruses and attempting to hack my pc. That's not nice and can get you in a lot of trouble. You should be ashamed of yourself, especially since I showed you an act of kindness. Some folks are so unappreciative nowadays. Smh!
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