Thursday, April 16, 2009
Bush jailed more whites then blacks for drug use
A new study reports that during the Bush years the use of crack cocaine declined, and that courts sentenced more whites then blacks to prison for drug use. So, will Bush get credit from minorities for being more fair and evenhanded about the racial equality in how law enforcement and the courts policed, prosecuted, and sentenced drug users during his administration?
New Findings: Sharp Decline in Black Incarceration for Drug Offenses (The Sentencing Project)
Study: More whites, fewer blacks going to prison for drugs (CNN)
A Racial Shift in Drug-Crime Prisoners (Washington Post)
Decline in Blacks in State Prisons for Drugs (New York Times)