Stephen Noble Smith on Crime
Courts, police, schools will track bias, & get help to fix
All state courthouses and police stations will be required to track rates of arrest, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration, by race. All schools will be required to track rates of discipline, suspension, bullying, and preferential treatment,
across various demographics. All state offices will be required to track hiring rates across various demographics. Jurisdictions that demonstrate persistent bias will be given technical assistance to reverse those trends and may lose access to state
funding if they fail to address it.
For hundreds of years, Black West Virginians have been robbed of land, fair pay, credit, housing, and freedom, usually with the aid of government. The legacy of racism in America is pernicious and persistent.
A WV Truth and Reconciliation Commission would have the responsibility to propose on-going remedies for that racism.
Source: 2020 W.V. Gubernatorial campaign website WVCantWait.com.com
, Jan 24, 2020
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