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African Americans make up 49% of wrongful convictions since 1989, according to data collected by The National Registry of Exonerations (NRE). By contrast, 37% of whites and 12% of Hispanics were exonerated during the same time period.According to a 2017 report from the NRE, black people were seven times more likely to be falsely convicted of murder than white people, three and a half times more likely to be innocent when accused of s*xual assault because of misidentification (happened in half the cases) and 12 times more likely to be wrongfully convicted in drug cases.Despicable !
African Americans make up 49% of wrongful convictions since 1989, according to data collected by The National Registry of Exonerations (NRE). By contrast, 37% of whites and 12% of Hispanics were exonerated during the same time period.According to a 2017 report from the NRE, black people were seven times more likely to be falsely convicted of murder than white people, three and a half times more likely to be innocent when accused of s*xual assault because of misidentification (happened in half the cases) and 12 times more likely to be wrongfully convicted in drug cases. Despicable !
By contrast, 37% of whites and 12% of Hispanics were exonerated during the same time period.Awful writing, conveys the wrong idea altogether. Of course it should be:By contrast, of the exonerated 37% were white and 12% Hispanic
JimI agree.It is totally despicable!
Fargo FanThanks for your comment.To clear any possible ambiguity, Of the exonerations:49% were African Americans37% were Whites12% were HispanicsIt is assumed the remaining 2% were "Other".
"African Americans are only 13% of the American population but a majority of innocentdefendants wrongfully convicted of crimes and later exonerated. They constitute 47% of the1,900 exonerations listed in the National Registry of Exonerations (as of October 2016), andthe great majority of more than 1,800 additional innocent defendants who were framed andconvicted of crimes in 15 large-scale police scandals and later cleared in “groupexonerations.”We see this racial disparity for all major crime categories"- extract from National Registry of Exonerations http://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Documents/Race_and_Wrongful_Convictions.pdf
Socrates you do know because of misidentification of the perpetrator, there is a huge push for facial recognition software in every device utilized with the camera and public surveillances.Hmmm.
Unlike many other biometric systems, facial recognition can be used for general surveillance in combination with public video cameras, and it can be used in a passive way that doesn't require the knowledge, consent, or participation of the subject.-ACLU
ashThanks for your comment.What about cases where "the criminal" or "criminal activity" has not been recorded on camera?
Police cars and standard gear have body armour and cameras.Otherwise it is hearsay maybe.
I would like to know the answer to that too.
I know America has it's own problems like any other country in the world. But these percentages can be viewed in different ways. What if most crimes happen in predominately black communities and there are no whites to be wrongfully accused in the first place? What if most crimes committed are black people against black people? There are lots of Gang violence in Black communities. Isn't it? There could be many layers in presented statistical percentages. The real problems are the justice system and it's downsides of wrongful conviction and guilty but proven innocent. I don't think it is necessary to highlight the percentage by skin colour or race in addressing a problem. It only creates more problems. At the end of the day to err is human. We have to keep this in mind and address the real problem itself.
"Facial recognition technology violates the public’s personal privacy and has “a demonstrated gender and racial bias”-Mayor Wheeler
Many states don't offer any compensation to people who were wrongly convicted as well.
socrates44... WOW, REALLY!!! The stats show this fact. Black males are about 6% of the population, yet are responsible for more than 50% of murders. That probably doesn't include the ones that never get caught. Would you and Gymnastics remind me, which cities are being destroyed by Whites (gangs). The perpetual whining about slavery and racism has significantly diminished this country. This country should be ran by THE King and Queen... James/Latifah. I'm sure it would run sooo smoothly. CANCEL the Slavery/Race card, which is reason behind unrest and animosity. People are SICK of hearing that bullshit. Black Actors/Athletes/Talk show host/ etc, shamelessly spew 'White Privilege', and whites are racist, when it's WHITE PEOPLE who make it possible for Athletes to get ridiculously overpaid, (hundreds of millions). Stop using the unfounded 'victim' card also. Take responsibility for your own ruination. People are stereotyped because they EARN IT, Period. To quote your owner... "Come on Man"!! Stop your evil lies and propaganda!!!
..... Even though it's obviously impossible, TRY harder to speak 'TRUTH'.
It's a systemic problem in America.....Is America a shit-hole country?????
LaFonda: It's been turned into one over the last 60 years.
It's a systemic problem in America.....Do we have racist cops? YES.