Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Racist Judges

 Six academics have just published a research study in SocArXiv called "The Most Discriminatory Federal Judges Give Black and Hispanic Defendants At Least Double the Sentences of White Defendants". 

A newly created database, and the research done,  the names of the judges handing down the most racist sentences from the federal bench are now known. We also know in terms of the disparate sentences these judges give to Black and Latinx defendants, compared with those they give to white defendants for the same crimes.

According to the data, the single worst offender on the federal bench is Senior US District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones, II. Appointed by President George W. Bush in 2008, he rose up the ranks of the legal profession after starting his career as a public defender in Philadelphia. Despite that background, Judge Jones's sentences for Black people are 126 percent harsher—and for Latinx people, 156 percent harsher—than his sentences for white people.

Three other federal judges demonstrated racist sentencing disparities on a similar scale: Judge Timothy J. SavageJudge Stanley R. Chesler and Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Bombshell paper finds the federal judges guilty of the most racist sentencing - Alternet.org

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