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Race and Justice / Study #193151

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 08, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) Human Rights Watch "Punishment and Prejudice" study on how blacks and white are treated in the American justice system examined; details given of the higher incarceration of blacks than whites for drug offenses. [Human Rights Watch Jamie FELLNER - cites the racial disparity; explains why whites are not doing time for their drug problems.] [Former Illinois judge River Eugene PINCHAM - says law enforcement concentrates on black areas and communities.] [The Heritage Foundation Todd GAZIANO - criticizes the study for distorting race statistics.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean
Duration:
00:02:10

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