Senator Dick Durbin, "We’ve Lost Their Trust" “We’ve Lost Their Trust” is how Senator Dick Durbin admonishes the Law Enforcement official; apparently, oblivious to racial profiling’s impact on drug sentencing. Durbin recounts how the good intentions of both Black and White leaders created a 100 to 1 drug policy, which, at the time seemed necessary to curb violence.
However, in the video below, Senator Durbin laments producing this legislation since it created "a terrible disparity,” an epidemic of African Americans given long prison sentences for minor drug use while White offenders got off with light sentences for use of virtually the same substance. (This video is best viewed in Windows Media Player.)
"If I ignore them (biases) and believe that I’m acting without them, without looking at them andtesting that I’m not, then I could unconsciously or otherwise, be led to be doing the exact thing I don’t want to do…” Justice Soto Mayor
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