Essay on The Justice System Is Broken And Biased

714 Words Oct 23rd, 2015 3 Pages
. “America incarcerates more people than any other country on Earth,” argues Shane Smith. Seventy-five percent of people arrested for nonviolent drug charges are blacks and Hispanics. For minorities the system is broken because the system is biased to them. The justice system is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but for Latinos and blacks the system is guilty until proven innocent. Society today has proven time and time again how unfairly minorities are treated. America is supposed to be the greatest nation in the world, but this great nation still hasn’t learned how to have a fair justice system. After watching the documentary VICE I have learned that America’s justice system is broken and biased

Many of the inmates are serving years in prison for nonviolent drug related charges and most of the prisoners are minorities. In America more than 2.2 million people are behind bars and that has been a dramatic increase over the years. Sergeant Michael Wood states “We we 're the best squad because we had the most arrest … the stats were mostly black male from 16 -25 old not because others didn’t commit crimes, but because we had to focus on them.”
The people that are getting incarcerated are mostly Blacks and Hispanics because society stereotypes them as being criminals and police focus more on trying to arrest them. For example, attorney general of the United States Eric Holder states “The community of color see the justice system as unfair and perhaps it is unfair……

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