Updated Figures on Imprisonment and Violence in African American Communities

The growth in prison population is largely because of tougher state and federal sentencing imposed since the mid-1980s. Minorities have been particularly affected: One in nine black men ages 20 to 34 is behind bars. For black women ages 35 to 39, the figure is one in 100, compared with one in 355 for white women in the same age group.
– Washington Post  Full Article

The homicide rate for black men between 18 and 34 “is more than six times higher than that of young Hispanic men and more than 12 times higher than that of young white men,” Mr. Kelly said. He said blacks made up 24 percent of the city population, but 58 percent of murder victims in 2009 and 73 percent of shooting victims. – New York Times, full article

Police corruption, profiling and distortion of Evidence and Crime. 

In New York City in the last 6th months there have been 2 police officers who have spoken out publically against the police department for injustices.

read full reports-

http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-05-04/news/the-nypd-tapes-inside-bed-stuy-s-81st-precinct/

http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-08-25/news/nypd-tapes-5-the-corroboration/

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