A year ago, a 15-year old friend of mine got herself raped. When she pressed charges, nothing happened. She took it to a higher court, and still nothing happened. I mean, litteraly nothing. The police never even went down there and took him into custody. Wait, it gets better: They share the same apartment complex. You did not read wrong. She sees him around the neighbourhood at times, wondering why he's still out there.
On the other hand, a kid at my school got sued for slapping
a rich guy with a lawyer as a dad in the face. And yes, it made it into court. I don't know if she got away with it or not, though (the a(...)hole wanted her expelled from school).
Police discrimination, sadly, isn't just a fantasy in the minds of hysterical African-Americans. It's a real, serious problem. We live in a world where you can hardly get away with swearing at a high-class child, but where you can freely rape Latin and African children. The courts can find time for ridiculous cases like homosexual sex, low-IQ lawsuits such as the one from the idiot who let her children eat at McDonald's and then pretended not to know that burgers were what made them fat, and so on. But more serious cases are forgotten.
The reasons? I haven't stayed in the USA long enough to know, but I'd bet my hair a large bunch of it is about money. The wealthy can afford to go after the police if neglected -the poor can not. The wealthy support the police in the form of taxes -the poor, less so.
Naturally, Bush hasn't exactly put rape/violence/homicide prevention and equality on top of his list of issue for the next year (same-sex marriage, however, is all the way on top
) -which is beyond ridiculous as it is a major problem that lets countless criminals get away and countless innocents be imprisoned every year. Or what do you say about the examples above? All I know is that I'm sick of paying taxes for the governmnent to help white rich people only (and I'm sure my friend is even more so). Biased view? You're absolutely right. Is it wrong, though, a generalization made on the basis of two cases? I fear not.