__________Human Rights Watch
World Report 1999
[United States] The racial impact of disenfranchisement laws was particularly egregious. Thirteen percent of African-American men1.4 millionwere disenfranchised...
ln seven states, one in four black men is permanently disenfranchised.
Why, at times, do African American (Descendants of black American slaves) defendants receiver stiffer sentences?--- Because of these 10 factors.---
It is primarily because of the top 3 mitigating & critical factors. Here they are.---
1. The African American defendant used some violence when committing the crime.
Especially if a gun or knife was used.
This increases the sentence.
2. The African American defendant had a large quantity of drugs.
3. The African American defendant had several (If not many) prior convictions.
Even if these previous convictions are not drug related, it does factor in with the sentencing.
Here are the other mitigating factors which results in African American defendants receiving stiffer sentences.---
4. Resisting arrest.
6. Obstruction of justice.
7. Giving false information.
8. Possession with the intent of distribution.
9. Malicious conduct.
10. Assault upon a United States (US) governmental official.
These are the REASONS why, at times, African American (Descendants of black American slaves) defendants receive stiffer sentences.