United States - Human Rights Monitor

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Postby darshan » 25 Dec 2019 23:37

CAIR's work is off the chart.


Man pleads guilty to Islamophobic assault on Uber driver outside Braves game

https://www.11alive.com/mobile/article/ ... ed7d56d611

According to CAIR, he apologized to the driver in court "in a lengthy statement, at which point the two men shook hands."

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Postby darshan » 26 Dec 2019 03:09

Nigerian man convicted of sex abuse dies in ICE custody
https://www.cbs19news.com/content/news/ ... 72241.html

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Postby darshan » 27 Dec 2019 03:29

BART Records Reveal Racial Disparities In Fare Evasion Enforcement
https://www.kalw.org/post/bart-records- ... t#stream/0#stream/0

A public records request has confirmed stark racial disparities in BART fare evasion enforcement.

Black Bay Area residents make up about ten percent of BART riders. But according to newly released data, black travellers receive nearly half of fare evasion citations.

The disparity is even more dramatic when it comes to young people. Over a year, BART issued about fifteen hundred citations to teenagers. The overwhelming majority of those teenagers were black or Latino.

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Postby darshan » 27 Dec 2019 03:37

10 years. 179 arrests. No white defendants. DEA tactics face scrutiny in New York.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... story.html

Lopez’s lawyers say his arrest was part of an alarming trend within the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies that has, they contend, produced racially biased results — not only in New York but also in other major U.S. cities where federal law enforcement is working aggressively to reduce violent crime.

In the last decade, none of the 179 defendants arrested in DEA reverse-sting cases in the Southern District of New York were white, according to an accounting by the Federal Defenders of New York, a nonprofit legal defense group that represents Lopez. All but two were black and Latino, the data show.

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Postby darshan » 27 Dec 2019 03:46

Why Aren’t White Mothers Being Blamed for the Opioid Crisis Like Black Mothers During the Crack Epidemic?
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/raceandgr ... -epidemic/

Presently, as the nation deals with a drug epidemic that is not popularly associated with African-Americans, our government has miraculously seen the racial white light in their approach. Instead of criminalizing, targeting, and heavily penalizing people with opioid addictions with mandatory minimums, there has been a broader appeal to sympathy and treatment.

The narratives give a backstory where the people tend to come from “good” families who are victims of structures beyond their control—targeted by the “evil” large pharmaceutical corporations.

They receive reparations for their victimhood in the forms of taxpayer supported treatment and settlements against pharmaceutical companies.

Despite all of these changes and talk of treatment, Black people are still targeted with an incarceration approach.

I recall a different narrative from the United States’ War on Drugs. I recall the media working over-time to dehumanize Black mothers and families crippled by drug dependency and the disproportionate over-policing and heavier penalties. The media helped shape a narrative to shame and justify the lack of empathy and investment in treatment/care.

Sensationalized media portrayals about Black mothers on crack given birth to a new generation of crack babies out of wedlock sought to reinforce stereotypes and controlling narratives of inherent cultural deficiency among African Americans.

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Postby darshan » 27 Dec 2019 03:53

Virginia prosecuted 46,000 plus marijuana cases in 2018
https://southsidedaily.com/local-news/2 ... s-in-2018/

Such a change in the law would have a sweeping effect throughout Virginia: Last year, more than 46,000 marijuana possession cases were prosecuted in the state — and almost 20,000 people, most of them African Americans, were found guilty, leaving them with a criminal record. Although the crime is only a misdemeanor, a conviction still can hurt job prospects and other opportunities.

African Americans make up 19% of Virginia’s population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But they represented 49% of all marijuana possession prosecutions — and 51% of all defendants found guilty. More than 1,400 of every 100,000 black Virginians faced marijuana charges in General District Court last year.

In contrast, non-Hispanics whites make up 61% of Virginia’s population. But they represented 48% of all marijuana possession prosecutions — and 45% of all defendants found guilty. About 425 of every 100,000 white Virginians faced marijuana charges in General District Court last year.

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Postby darshan » 27 Dec 2019 04:16

Police: Attacker repeatedly stabbed {lynched?} black man in hate crime at fast-food restaurant along Idaho border

https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/ ... 814f0.html

ONTARIO, Oregon — A 48-year-old African American man was attacked and stabbed repeatedly by a white man while visiting an Arby’s in this city along the Idaho border, according to the Ontario Police Department.

Officials say the victim was Ronnel Hughes, who is believed to have just recently moved to Ontario from North Carolina and was at the Arby’s seeking employment. Hughes was found at the scene by police with multiple stab wounds to the neck area.

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Postby Rony » 20 Jan 2020 17:40

Working Toward Freedom

To pay off fines and other debts, inmates in Mississippi’s little-known restitution centers must work grueling low-wage jobs, pay rent and endure strip searches.

In this world between prison and freedom, they often don’t know when they’ll get to go home.


https://mississippitoday.org/2020/01/09/restitution/

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Postby darshan » 15 Jun 2020 11:09

Hate crimes are reserved for only few.

Sikh man told to ‘go back to your country’, hit with car: No hate crime charge
https://indicanews.com/2020/06/10/sikh- ... me-charge/
The Jefferson County district attorney’s office in Colorado is not convinced that the attack on an elderly Sikh man in Lakewood was a hate crime, even if the man who rammed his vehicle into him told him to “go back to your country”.

Lakhwant Singh, 61, suffered a broken left arm, broken ribs, internal bleeding, a possible clavicle fracture, spinal fracture, and staples in his head because of the attack, which happened at his Two Angels Liquors at 11 pm April 29 this year.

Singh was only recently transferred to a rehabilitation facility after a month in the hospital.


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