Liberals are using political correctness to inflict serious damage on a fundamental pillar of our civilization, the indispensible concept of equality before the law. On Animal Farm, all the animals are equal, but since 19 out of 20 blacks vote Democrat, they are much more equal than others:
Craig Watkins, the Dallas County district attorney, said in a recent interview that he wants lawmakers to consider what he called the Racial Justice Act. Such an act might allow defendants to introduce evidence, either in their specific case or through general statistics, to argue that their prosecutions or sentences were influenced by race, he said.
In practical terms, this mean overturning sentences based on the O.J. defense: “I’m not responsible, I’m black.” Similar laws have already been passed in Kentucky and North Carolina.
“We’re just going to keep pushing the envelope forward to make justice work for the state of Texas, and Texas has an opportunity to lead the country when it comes to what it means to be a prosecutor and what justice is.”
Progressives are using statistics like these to push through their agenda:
Blacks comprise 40 percent of Texas’ nearly 300 death row inmates while just 11 percent of the state’s population is black.
To a sane person, this would suggest that blacks are far more likely to commit violent crime. To a liberal, it means an excuse has to be found to get black killers off death row. At least they aren’t calling for executing more whites — yet.
On a tip from Ummah Gummah.