Washington State Senator: ‘Colored’ People More Likely to Commit Crimes – The Root

“I guess I don’t understand why our laws that we already have don’t already have the oversight of this particular situation that you’re talking about. So are you indicating that we would then change our laws, that if you are someone of color and you commit a crime, that your sentence would be different than someone who is not of color?” state Sen. Barbara Bailey of Skagit County reportedly asked.State Sen. Jim Honeyford, however, took it just a step further, expressing his thoughts about people of color and those who are poor. “It’s generally accepted that the poor are more likely to commit crimes,” he opined. “And generally, I think, accepted that people of color are more likely poor than not. So how does that factor into your equation?”

via Washington State Senator: ‘Colored’ People More Likely to Commit Crimes – The Root.

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