Wednesday, May 10, 2006
No Justice for "Darkies"
Reuters reported yesterday that a study at Stanford University in California revealed that “[t]he more ‘black looking’ an African-American man charged with murdering a white victim, the more likely he [was] to be sentenced to death.”
Yes, research once again showed that jurors are not impartial to skin color.
Well, next time some law-and-order types want to add even more crimes that carry the ultimate punishment, like the GOPers in Virginia, you may want to ask them whether the U.S. justice system really needs more lethal laws that have been proven time and again to be an abomination of justice.
Using scores given by white and Asian-American Stanford undergraduates to rate facial features of 44 black men tried for murder in Philadelphia over 20 years, researchers found that 57.5 percent rated to have "stereotypically" black features such as dark skin were sentenced to death.
By contrast, 24.4 percent of black men in similar murder cases and rated by the students as less stereotypically black were sentenced to death, said Jennifer Eberhardt, a Stanford psychologist involved in the research.
As for those good Christians who swear to surrender to the call of the Holy Spirit during worship services on Sundays, do not ever vote for another GOP politician who supports the death penalty; it is truly that simple; and yes, that especially includes George Allen who gamed the criminal justice system for political booty when he first ran for office; and has tried to use racial wedge issues each and every time he goes before voters.
You have no excuse; you have knowledge!
The mental images that are so contemptible to the Lord are the mental delusions of man as God, judge and juror in life or death adjudications that run counter to the ten commandments, like killing inspite of God's words, "Thou shall not kill."
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. (Romans 1:20-23)