Posted by sloppy, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, on May 22, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Sloppy and abusive prosecutions are the main reason that I am opposed to the death penalty. Anyone else surprised that the majority of the falsely convicted are minorities, even though they make up a minority of total convictions.
Does the 56% "official misconduct" mean they were framed by the cops and prosecutors (knowingly someone is innocent and arresting/prosecuting them anyway)?
Posted by Wondering?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm
Missing from this article, and others on this topic, is the basic arrest and demographic data for the US. This is easily located via Google, yet--this information has been purposefully suppressed by the media.
The following is the key link to the 2009 arrest data (US):
The racial composition of the US population as of 2008 was 79.79% European American (65.60% non-Hispanic and 14.19% Hispanic), 12.84% African American (12.22% non-Hispanic and 0.62% Hispanic), 4.45% Asian American (4.35% non-Hispanic and 0.10% Hispanic), 1.01% American Indian or Alaska Native (0.76% non-Hispanic and 0.25% Hispanic), 0.18% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander American (0.14% non-Hispanic and 0.04% Hispanic), and 1.69% Multiracial American (1.64% non-Hispanic and 0.05% Hispanic). 15.25% of the total US population identified their ethnicity as Hispanic.
Let's start the discussion with asking why so many blacks are committing crimes, compared to their demographic distribution?