The American Justice System : Is It Truly Fair? All? Essay

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The American Justice System: Is it Truly Fair to All? America is supposed to be the land of the free and opportunity and that everyone is equal but it seems that it only applies to certain people. I do not have full confidence in our justice system, our justice system does not always work to protect all the citizens because of the discrimination and racial inequalities persist at every stage of the U.S. criminal justice system, from policing to trials, and sentencing. There also has been numerous accounts of police misconduct and police brutality we see it through every form of media whether it be the local news, newspapers or social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. We see horrific violence against individuals of color the issue of police brutality and racial profiling. Today in America, African Americans and Latinos comprise approximately 60 percent of imprisoned individuals. Things like Stop and Frisk and Racial Profiling cause cops to stop people color at a much higher rate than any other races. After watching the news this Summer, I began to notice a common theme. It began to seem like every week there was a case, where a police officer was involved in the fatal shooting of a black male. It became unclear to me whether these specific police officers, whose duty is to serve and protect us are being affected by racial bias, or is the training they are receiving inefficient training. I believe our justice systems needs to be looked at and revised because the

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