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Institutional racism Equality before the law
Debate Score:25
Arguments:31
Total Votes:26
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The criminal justice system is biased

Some have argued that the criminal justice system is biased against minorities and favors white people. This has been asserted, not just concerning police, but concerning the laws as such. 
Is the US criminal justice system a hotbed of institutional racism; or are all treated equally before the law?

Institutional racism

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Equality before the law

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1 point

It's biased in favor of the rich and well-connected.

It just happens to be that the majority of wealthy are Caucasian in certain countries.

Side: Institutional racism
Amarel(4987) Clarified
1 point

It's biased in favor of the rich and well-connected

Will you elaborate?

Do you mean like Bernie Madoff or Roman Polanski?

Side: Institutional racism
Simzy(58) Disputed
1 point

Look at who is suing them.

Side: Equality before the law
1 point

It is biased in favor of women. Women get lighter sentences and someone's aren't even considered to be able to break the law.

Side: Institutional racism
outlaw60(15500) Disputed Banned
2 points

Hummingbird i looked it up but can you tell me where it is women aren't considered when it comes to breaking the law !

Side: Equality before the law
Amarel(4987) Clarified
1 point

Care to elaborate on this? I was told by a social worker once that mothers are actually (not just apparently) favored in custody disputes. But it seems you are talking about something else.

Side: Institutional racism
1 point

I have heard that women are given lighter sentences for the same crimes. For instance, women are less likely to register as sex offenders for statutory rape cases or even let off with a warning.

I also heard that a judge said he had to imagine the woman was a man in order to give the proper sentence.

Side: Institutional racism
1 point

Hello:

Let's take the case of rock cocaine v powder cocaine. They're absolutely no different except which demographic group prefers which. Clearly rock cocaine is preferred by black people and powder cocaine is preferred by whites.. And, that's where the similarity ends..

The SENTENCES one receives for them is FAR from equal.. For possession of the SAME amount of rock cocaine, you could receive 100 times the sentence for the same amount of powder cocaine. Think about that for a minute..

Congress realized their mistake and thought they fixed it, when they reduced the disparity from 100 to 1, down to 18 to 1..

If that's NOT systemic, built in racism, I'll eat your hat..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairSentencingAct

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Side: Institutional racism
Amarel(4987) Disputed
1 point

While cocaine in powder form (hydrochloride salt) is the same chemical compound as cocaine in rock form (base), there are important differences that are often ignored for political rhetoric. After cocaine is further processed to produce crack, thus creating the base form, it can no longer be absorbed through the nasal membranes. However, because crack melts at a much lower temperature than coke, it can be smoked. Contrast this with coke, which can be absorbed through the nasal membranes but not smoked due to a higher melting point.

The difference in the method of consumption, necessitated by the form of the drug in question (coke or crack), makes for an important difference in the biological effect. Absorption through the nasal membranes brings about a high at a slower rate that lasts longer. By contrast, smoking crack brings about a high that is more immediate, more intense, but for a shorter duration. The difference in duration and intensity causes a difference in addictive qualities. In other words, though crack and coke are chemically the same, crack is more addictive.

Since crack is further processed into less expensive form that is simultaneously more expensive a person must take specific extra measures in order to reach the poorer target market with a substance that is more addictive. For this reason, crack is treated more severely than coke.

Side: Equality before the law

The system is racist against white men. That's why more white men are killed by cops than any other demographic group, and the stats aren't close. It's also why they are in an all out effort to replace whites with other races per open borders, mindless immigration policies, and are ignoring Islamic terrorism. The globalists want to exterminate all.of the white people, so they can own the pie.

Side: Equality before the law
Amarel(4987) Clarified
1 point

Most of your post isn't relevant to the criminal justice system of the US. However, if you will provide the statistics on cop shootings I will explain why your conclusion derived therefrom is baseless.

Side: Institutional racism