Even on the receiving end of illegal behavior the results are not the same if you’re black
August 20, 2014 Leave a comment
Don’t think so? Ask Ray Allen. His house was broken into recently while he and his family were still living there. This wasn’t an ordinary break-in, it happened in the middle of the night and the intruders walked into the bedroom where Allen’s wife and children were sleeping discussing, in loud enough voices to wake Ms. Allen, the items of the house. It appears Allen was not home at the time, and a startled Ms. Allen called the police after they ran away. The perpetrators were caught, but officials decided NOT to file charges against the seven people who broke into the Allen residence. In today’s America, where people are demonstrating with their lives the inequities of justice for people of color who commit crimes, it also appears there’s a difference when people of color are victims of crimes committed by whites. Ray Allen was not happy officials didn’t charge the young men for breaking into his house and made it a point to express his displeasure with this decision, enough so that charges were filed at Allen’s request. The people who broke into Allen’s home were young white men. This is not the time for racial disparity in administering justice, if you didn’t know that already.