Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Prison populations

"Someone who does not know any black families would find it hard to understand the anger surrounding the over-representation of black men in jails" - Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality.

Are these 'black men' innocent or have they been convicted in a court of law?

Have their crimes affected the local community?

"I'm sorry, but you should understand that as black men are over-represented in prison, Joel Smith will go free. We've got targets you know...."

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