Do You Know The New Controversial Attorney General?
Donald Trump’s new Attorney General, William Barr, isn’t good news for Black people. His record speaks for itself. He worked under former President George H.W. Bush and his conservative views haven’t changed much at all since then.
Barr helped escalate the War on Drugs by pushing the Crime Control Act of 1990 as deputy attorney general.
In 1992, he signed off on a book by the Department of Justice called “The Case for More Incarceration.” Yes, the case for MORE incarceration. He was arguing to strengthen the prison system that targets Black people - not reform it.
When asked about racism in the prison system, he once told a Los Angeles Times Reporter, “I think our system is fair and does not treat people differently.” A terrible answer for a future attorney general!
Just back in 2014, 2.3 million Black Americans made up the 6.8 million correctional population - that’s 34% when we’re only 13% of the population. That’s a HUGE racial disparity. Studies show that Blacks do not commit more crimes than others, we are just policed more.
What’s also very concerning is William Barr is now in the position to possibly oversee the pardons of Trump’s allies who are involved in the Mueller probe investigating President Trump. Yikes.
Barr praised his predecessor, Jeff Sessions, who has been one of the WORST nightmares for Black people - which further says to us that Barr ain’t no good.
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