California’s New Soft-on-Crime ‘Racial Justice Act’ Set to Release Dangerous Criminals

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Heather MacDonald outlined¬†California‚Äôs latest descent into racialist madness in the Wall Street Journal. California’s leftist lawmakers passed the¬†Racial Justice Act in 2020 that allows every felon in the Golden State’s prisons and jails to retroactively challenge his conviction and sentencing on the ground of systemic bias. If it can be shown that there is a history of a criminal suspects from the past who were prosecuted or sentenced more harshly than other racial groups, he may be granted a new trial or sentence. Heather points out that¬†Blacks are arrested, prosecuted and convicted more often than members of other races because they commit more crimes.

She wrote: “In Los Angeles, blacks are 21 times as likely as whites to commit a violent crime, 36 times as likely to commit a robbery, and 57 times as likely to commit a homicide, according to police department data. Those data come from reports filed by victims and witnesses, who are themselves disproportionately black.”¬†

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From Powerline:

You might think that the leftists who run California would be worried about the rapid decline of that state, but no: they are doing all they can to accelerate it. In the Wall Street Journal, Heather Mac Donald outlines California’s latest descent into racialist madness:

What would happen if lawmakers reinvented the criminal-justice system to target ‚Äúsystemic racism‚ÄĚ instead of crime? California is about to find out. Thanks to a 2020 law called the California Racial Justice Act, every felon serving time in the state‚Äôs prisons and jails can now retroactively challenge his conviction and sentencing on the ground of systemic bias.

To prevail, the incarcerated prisoner need not show that the police officers, prosecutors, judge or jurors in his case were motivated by racism or that his proceedings were unfair. If he can demonstrate that in the past, criminal suspects of his race were arrested, prosecuted or sentenced more often or more severely than members of other racial groups, he will be entitled to a new trial or sentence.

We all know what this is about. Blacks are arrested, prosecuted and convicted more often than members of other races because they commit more crimes. Heather has some of the numbers for California:

In Los Angeles, blacks are 21 times as likely as whites to commit a violent crime, 36 times as likely to commit a robbery, and 57 times as likely to commit a homicide, according to police department data. Those data come from reports filed by victims and witnesses, who are themselves disproportionately black.

Blacks over-offend to an appalling degree in¬†other states, too. But liberals cling to the hoary myth that ‚Äúdisparities‚ÄĚ in law enforcement can only be due to racial bias in criminal jutice.

The Racial Justice Act is turning California’ criminal justice system into a farce.

Read full article here…

Wall Street Journal:        https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-finds-a-new-way-to-be-soft-on-crime-systemic-racism-defense-frees-felons-f5282810?

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Babaganoush
Babaganoush
3 months ago

More Communist chaos in the Trotsky tradition.

Mark
Mark
3 months ago

The anarchy they are causing they want to exacerbate. They want total chaos so your rights can be trampled on. The federal government is feeding into this at every step.