Thursday, August 25, 2005

Are Blacks Being Targeted in Corruption Cases?

Are blacks being targeted in corruption prosecution cases being brought by the Department of Justice?This question is raised in a news article in the Dallas Morning News here.  In addition to listing the many blacks that have faced or are facing recent indictments (e.g. former Mayor Bill Campbell, Atlanta), the article presents the views of some who are studying this issue.

Actually, though, it is not the first time this issue has been raised.  One will find an article titled, "Selective Prosecution: Are Blacks Officials Investigative Targets, in 78 A.B.A. J. 54 (Feb. 1992) that looked at this same issue years back and presented some statistics and studies that made one seriously question whether in fact the government was targeting blacks in criminal corruption cases.

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