Justice Is It Still Existent?

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Justice? Is it Still Existent? Is justice existent in the world today? Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Many would argue that justice is here and it is shown through our criminal justice system. However, if justice exists, where is the justice when white cops shot unarmed black men because they “claim” their life was in immediate danger and get off scot free? Show me the justice when black fathers are being snatched away from their kids and being incarcerated for simple mistakes that they made. Why is it that people of color get harsher sentences for simpler crimes, yet if a Caucasian commits the same crime they get a slap on the wrist? Justice is not any of those. If justice is …show more content…

Statistic show that “97 percent of police violence cases in 2015 resulted in the officer facing no criminal charges.” (Calacal, Think Progress ) Police are supposed to protect and serve its citizens. These results show how law enforcement view their officers are more important than the people they kill because nothing happens. Officers who commit such heinous crimes should be administered their deserved punishment. However, it seems like they are rewarded for such appalling behavior. Likewise, in a study conducted by The Sentencing Project on the incarceration rates for ethnic groups in every state, using the Bureau of Justice Statistics data, it showed an enormous imbalance between imprisonment rates for, Caucasians, African-Americans and Hispanics. The Study shows that “In state prisons, African-Americans are incarcerated at 5.1 times the rate of whites.” (Nellis 3). Due to this trend of mass incarceration, African-American kids grow up in fatherless homes. They may lose their fathers, brothers, uncles etc. to the prison system and this means that they also lose the idea of having a positive male role model in their life to teach them how to be a gentleman. According to a study conducted by the National Center for Fathering show that “57.6% of black children, 31.2% of Hispanic children, and 20.7% of white children are living absent their biological fathers.” (National Center For

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