Race And Class : The American Criminal Justice System

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Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System In the article “Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System” by David Cole the inequality within the United State 's Criminal Justice System is summarized. David Cole is a graduate from Yale University where he has received his law and bachelor’s degree. He specializes in many different fields of Criminal Justice, and is a fairly well known writer regarding legal affairs and political actions like civil liberties and national security. David Cole writes the article “Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System” based on his views that the justice system to this current day, continues acts of inequality in every criminal case. I picked David Cole 's article to write about because I would like a job somewhere in the field of Criminal Justice. The author 's view on inequality in the American Criminal Justice System is mainly based on the court case of O. J. Simpson where the jury consisted of nine African American citizens, two Caucasian Citizens, and one Hispanic citizen. In David Cole 's article he mentions that O. J. Simpson is tried for double murder, the evidence admitted into the court includes DNA evidence of Simpson 's blood at the scene of the crime, and DNA evidence of the victim 's blood in Simpson 's car and house. The majority African American jury denied all evidence and voted O. J Simpson not guilty, and accused the police of planting the evidence at the crime scenes. According to David
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