Pros And Cons Of Drug Crime

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In the last two decades, sentencing for people with any other skin color or different ethnic backgrounds other than being white or Caucasian has shown a dramatic increase. In the judicial system of the United States, there is evidence that people who are Caucasian receives better treatment or lighter punitive measures than those who are Latino or African American. In recent years, the gap widened drastically post 9/11, affecting the lives of millions of Americans, especially those of whom have minor drug charges or non-violent crimes. Studies also show racial profiling in all levels of the law all the way down from the police officer, the prosecutors, and the judges. Also, minorities are more likely to receive sentencing of being incarcerated …show more content…
This is the same sentence as those who has committed heinous crimes such as rape, or murder. Even though drug trafficking does not include a violent crime or sex crime, the same sentence is handed down to those who committed drug offenses or violent offenses. This is because of the war on drugs that was passed by President Nixon during his presidency. Drugs are being treated by the government in the same fashion as those who commit violent crimes. This needs a radical makeover. A drug crime prevents takes away many rights, such as going to college and receiving financial aid, joining the military, voting, and potentially takes away from getting a decent job once their time has been …show more content…
In this essay I provided multiple examples to prove how minorities are treated discriminately moreover than those who are not a minority such as white vs. black, or Hispanic. The court systems from the federal level, state level, and local levels need a complete overhaul as to how people are persecuted under the law. Everything is bias from the way the court system works, selected juries, judges, and prosecutors, and it is worse today than what it was 30 years ago, and continues to get

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