What Is The Role Of Injustice In The Criminal Justice System

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In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional because the capital-punishment laws gave states the discretion to impose the death sentence in a manner the states deemed appropriate; therefore, disproportionately imposing the sentence on the disadvantaged, African-Americans and other races or groups of people that states identified as insufficient . Nevertheless, it is a known fact that race and poverty have always corrupted our legal system when loopholes in the Thirteenth Amendment allowed convict leasing to emerge through a series of restrictive laws known as the Black Codes, resulting in the unjustified incarceration of African-Americans. Unfortunately, in 21st Century America, our criminal justice system continues
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