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Tag: racial profiling

Stop and Frisk and Racial Profiling

The killing of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman exposed a raw nerve left after years of continued prejudice, racial profiling and inequality in criminal justice system.  Racial bias has no place in the courtroom, but, through unchecked police tactics like stop and frisk, it still manages to permeate throughout our system of justice. They are called (Read More)

Are Marijuana Laws Discriminatory in Illinois?

The legalization of marijuana is a hot topic in today’s news media.  It may not all be hype for those who simply want to see it legalized for recreational or medicinal use.  The ACLU has recently reported that there appears to be racial disparity in marijuana arrests in Illinois.  Illinois law remains strict for violating marijuana laws (Read More)