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By Floyd Weatherspoon

ISBN-10: 113740843X

ISBN-13: 9781137408433

ISBN-10: 1349489360

ISBN-13: 9781349489367

African-American men and the U.S. Justice process of Marginalization presents an summary of the commercial and social prestige of African-American men in the United States, which maintains to become worse at an alarming price. Weatherspoon posits that during each American institutional process, from delivery to dying, the adventure of African-American men to accomplish racial justice and fairness during this kingdom is neglected, marginalized, and exploited. the yank justice process, specifically, has authorised and sometimes sanctioned the marginalization of African-American men as complete electorate. Weatherspoon examines the concept African-American men are disproportionately represented in each element of the legal justice procedure, and that the marginalization of African-American men in the USA has an extended and treacherous background that keeps to negatively impression their fiscal, political, and social prestige.

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As a result of the drug sting, Armstrong and other African-American males were indicted. Defendants filed a motion for discovery or for dismissal of the indictment alleging that the government had engaged in selective prosecution on the basis of race. To support their claim, they submitted an affidavit of an employee of the office of the Federal Public Defender described as stating: in every one of the 24 § 841 or § 846 [drug] cases closed by the office during 1991, the defendant was black. 114 Over objections by the Government, the District Court granted the motion for discovery.

In a survey of 400 African-American police officers of the Milwaukee Police Department conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in which 158 of those officers responded, the officers indicated that approximately one in three African-American male officers stated that they had been victims of racial profiling during the past year. There is also evidence that African-American male officers who refuse to engage in racial profiling may also face reprisal, including termination. An incident in Providence, Rhode Island, exemplifies the ultimate negative result of a law enforcement officer engaging in racial profiling.

Elmore,105 a DEA agent provided the following characteristics of a drug courier profile: The seven primary characteristics are: (1) arrival from or departure to an identified source city; (2) carrying little or no luggage, or large quantities of empty suitcases; (3) unusual itinerary, such as rapid turnaround time for a very lengthy airplane trip; (4) use of an alias; (5) carrying unusually large amounts of currency in the many thousands of dollars, usually on their person, in briefcases or bags; (6) purchasing airline tickets with a large amount of small denomination currency; and (7) unusual nervousness beyond that ordinarily exhibited by passengers.

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