01.06.2009   Alter: 8 yrs
Kategorie: USA, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

Blacks Arrested on Drug Charges in Wildly Disproportionate Numbers, Rights Group Charges.


As if we needed further confirmation that the war on drugs is racially biased in outcome, the human rights group Human Rights Watch released a report Monday showing that blacks have been arrested nationwide for drug offenses at significantly higher rates than whites for at least the past three decades. Whites and blacks engage in drug offenses at similar rates, but blacks were 2.8 to 5.5 times more likely to be arrested than whites in every year between 1980 and 2007. (Drug War Chronicle, Issue 575, 06.03.2009)