Tag: White

Republican, Democrat, sentences

Study Finds Republican-Appointed Judges More Likely to Give Black Defendants Longer Sentences Than Democrat-Appointed Judges

A 2018 study by the American Economic Journal discovered Republican-appointed judges impose longer sentences on Black defendants than their Democrat-appointed counterparts. The paper, “Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions” by Alma Cohen and Crystal S. Yang compiled data on over 500,000 federal defendants linked to a sentencing judge. The study is…

bailey, colorado springs, shooting

Family of De’Von Bailey, 19-Year-Old Black Man Shot by Colorado Springs Police, Rallies for Justice

Protestors rallied outside of the Colorado Springs police headquarters Aug. 13 to protest the police shooting of 19-year-old De’Von Bailey. His family is calling for justice through an independent investigation of the incident. A white police officer shot the teen responding to a report of a robbery Aug. 3. Officers…

death, men, police

Police Brutality a Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

A new study from Rutgers University-Newark has found that police are a leading cause of death among young — especially Black — men in America today. The study, which compiled data on police-involved deaths in the U.S., estimated the risks of being killed in a law enforcement encounter by age,…

White Supremacist Propaganda Increasing on College Campuses

During the 2018-2019 school year, from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019,  the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Center on Extremism documented 313 cases of white supremacist propaganda on college campuses — a 7% increase from the 292 recorded during the 2017-2018 academic year. According to ADL’s data, the increase in…