Law Quarterly

Mass Incarceration to Drug Offences

Apr
15

Of the countless problems in the United States, the issue of marijuana arrests due to systematic racism has lingered agelessly. The United States has equal prosecution under the law. However, African Americans are incarcerated five times more than people of European descent, with African Americans and Hispanics taking up 56% of prison populations, despite only taking up 32% of the United States population (according to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). When people who hold twisted perspectives work in the position of in the position of law enforcement, they can actively decide who should be prosecuted and who may go off with just a warning.  (more…)