Laws are not evenly and equally applied across class and racial lines. You don't see institutionalized racism for what it is. There are two sets of laws applied to different people in society, in this case white people get more empathy, less suspicion, and chances for redemption and black people get no empathy, suspicion and profiling, and must answer to the law.
Anyone know a good place to find case facts on this? I don't give a crap which way the decisions fall. I just want to know what happened.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
His robbing would classify him as being a thug.
And flashing crip sign when you are not, is enough to get one killed.
So either he was, or was just one dumb son-of-a-bitch.
As for Trayvon, his behavior/actions was far from just being a wannabe.
I think what is needed here is a definition that everyone can agree on.
Because both the individuals you mentioned have engaged in what can be defined as thug behavior.
And for clarification, not being in a gang, does not mean one is not a thug.
Last edited by Excon; 08-15-14 at 12:43 PM.
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