…Psychological differences between black people and ‘normal people’ …. veins or arteries of Blacks do not open up as fast as they do in normal people – defense used by Daryl Gates (LAPD Chief) to justify police brutality towards African-Americans, 1980
Stanley Wrice, imprisoned for 30 years, says officers used a rubber hose and flashlight to beat him into a rape confession. Wrice is seeking a new trial from the Illinois Supreme Court. This may lead to as many as 20 other inmate coming forth. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Lt. Jon Burge (photo above) has tortured over 200 inmates and is currently serving a 4 1/2 year sentence for perjury and obstruction of justice.
If Wrice’s eighth amendment is violated, he deserves another trial. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the judicial system is immoral and inconsistent especially when the defendant’s skin is dark. We need to recognize the unconscious racism that infects sentencing disparities and the judicial process as a whole.