I am a prosecutor in a large metropolitan area where white people are the minority. The population is roughly 23% White, 9% Hispanic, 21% Mixed, and 5% Black with other races mixed in here and there. Over 30% of my cases are black, the remaining are a mixture of various other populations that live here.
Defying any sort of common sense, the crime rate has definitive racial patterns. Hispanics are generally charged with sexual assault, DUI, or property crimes. Blacks commit violent crime and sex crimes, usually against other blacks but occasionally against Asians, Whites or Hispanics. Asians commit crimes usually when they are ignorant of the law, public intoxication, and trespassing, minor misdemeanor crimes generally. Whites are all over the spectrum, sometimes violent, sometimes a property crime, rarely a sex crime or two.
As I went to law school, I was in the belief that all blacks are law-abiding and generally good-willed towards society. When they do commit crime, it is because of social justice factors and not their fault. Reality brought me to my senses real fast.
Black behavior is always sugarcoated. When I’m prosecuting a crime with a black perp, I can always count on the press to work against me, not for me. They always leave out facts such as the race, the name if the perp is obviously black, and when they do include the nitty gritty, they sugarcoat the actual details of the crime to make it look like it wasn’t a big deal. Having prosecuted hundreds of cases, these are my observations about the interactions of blacks with the criminal justice system.
Blacks are a fraction of my city, but the courthouse is always filled to the brim with them. Black defendants, their families, and their victims (also usually black) and their families take every available bench in the halls outside the court rooms. Whites, Asians, Hispanics, and others treat court with a sense of dread, they don’t want to be here so they are in and out as fast as possible. For blacks, it’s a circus. Everyone knows one another, loudly speaking, yelling, and even trying to pick up one another. I remember one particular day when a black female was being led away from court, and she had no less than five black males trying to get with her.
When I am assigned to a case, there is always a meeting where I meet the defendant and explain the charges against him and discuss the case and my role to represent the state. Here is where I make my first impressions about how I will deal with a case. Asians are extremely polite and respectful, they treat me with the utmost respect. Hispanics are polite and deferential, always calling me ma’am and other pleasantries one would expect given my role. Whites are similarly respectful, even when their background is somewhat muddied.
Blacks will never speak to me with respect. I am always “Sarah” or more something more derogatory. It is not uncommon for a young black male to call me a “bitch” or “ho.” Everything I say is interrupted or viewed with disdain. Rolling of the eyes, crossing of the arms, slouching in the chair. Anything that can be done to show disrespect or disdain is done, every single time without exception. Additionally, I have to speak to them as if speaking to a child. If I speak with even a modicum of intellect, they immediately get insulted and call me racist. Everything I do is a threat to their ego, so I must walk on eggshells.
In the first meeting, this is where I explain the charges to the defendant and explain to him the consequences he or she is facing. Blacks are unable to understand the fundamental differences between felonies and a misdemeanor, all they care about is whether or not they are going to jail. They want to be released on bail on recognizance, they want all the cake and to eat it too.
Unlike the other races, blacks never see me as the person who tries to put them in jail, you know the sort of person you would try to be polite and kind to speaking that they are likely to help determine how the next 10-15 years of your life are spent. They are always at war with me. I am part of the system to put the black man down. I am out to get them, they didn’t do anything wrong, you get the idea.
My personal favorite is the “homie attorney.” Blacks always challenge my knowledge of the law and the facts of the case. They constantly try to get me to slip up and give them a superior leg to stand on. To them it is always a dominance thing. Without exception, they are always wrong in their reading and understanding of the law, and when I tell them to consult their attorney, it just means more sexist or racist remarks. Even if I show the defendant the statute they violated and what the sentencing guidelines are for that statute, what their “cellie” told them is more believable than an Asian woman who graduated Salutatorian in her law school class.
The Constitution of the United States provides three critical decisions all defendants must make: whether to plead guilty or not, whether or not to have a jury or a judge try the case, or whether or not to invoke their right to remain silent. A defendant who is insistent on testifying always ends up sabotaging themselves in the case, but that doesn’t stop blacks from trying, even when their attorneys tell them repeatedly not to.
Most blacks are unable to speak English effectively. They don’t understand the usage of verbs, have a very limited vocabulary, and cannot speak without continually swearing. Blacks always become hostile on the stand, even when their own lawyer is questioning them and show a complete lack of any understanding of human decency. Simply put, blacks are incapable of understanding why they are in court in the first place because of their desire to prove some sort of dominance thing. The result however, is always the same. In a jury trial, most of the jurors are Asian or White, so it always ends badly for the ill-behaved demeanor of a black defendant.
Frankly, I am delighted when a black takes the stand. It is like taking candy from a baby. Black defendants are always smug, always hostile, and often unbelievable. Even if a defense has overwhelmingly show a hole in my case, a black defendant taking the stand is almost always an “I win” button. They make a bad impression, pour the essence of guilt out of their mouths, and end up being found guilty. Black witnesses are a different visceral and I have to be very careful. The same advantages I gain with a black defendant I lose with a black witness. I have to carefully rehearse the questioning and the defense cross with a black witness no less than six times in order to effectively prepare them, any other race is fine after 1-2 runs through.
Most of my cases do not go to trial. Often blacks are such poor criminals that they hand me my case on a silver platter. I often plead out blacks, but never for a lesser charge. If they were initially charged with a felony, they get a felony conviction, same thing for a misdemeanor. If there is prison time on the table, there is always prison time on the table. This is not just against blacks, but they are the ones most often faced with overwhelming evidence. Other races at least try to cover their tracks and give me less to work with.
The decision as to whether or not to plea is entirely up to the defendant. If I have five eyewitnesses against you, I’m happy to take it to trial, I just want to save us both time and the state money. Imprudent cases like one where I have a signed confession and a video recording of the crime will go to trial in the hopes that he will win when he takes the stand are extremely common. While others will plead out when they have a good chance in court. No other race operates without any sort of logic like blacks do.
Ultimately, the decision is up to the defendant, and when you tell them what they face, they will blame you and the police for their predicament. Personal responsibility plays no role in the believing of a black. The more you attempt to explain the situation to them, the angrier they get. Their attorneys, often public defenders, are often visibly frustrated with their clients, think of a man in a perfume store with his wife, they would rather be anywhere but listening to their black client attack the prosecutor. They have no understanding of how things will look before a judge or jury, only thinking of now.
This all stems from an inability to empathize or see from another’s perspective, and it really explains why there are so many blacks committing crimes in the first place. They have no fundamental understanding of the pain they inflict on others and are simply trying to fulfill a base need. For example, I had a black man who was charged with breaking into a store owned by a Korean couple. Both he and his co-defendant were wearing masks. A young white girl worked at the counter, he pushed her into a back room, stripped her naked and raped her, all while on camera. The second man pulled out his cell phone and recorded the entire thing, giving me globs of evidence. Blacks literally think of nothing but what they feel they need right that moment.
When I confronted him about the heaps of evidence I had against him, he said to me, “Bitch we can beat this, you ain’t got nothin’ on me.” When I explained to him what he had done to the young woman he had attacked and how she was fearful of even leaving her home he just laughed and said, “That bitch got what she wanted, my dick.” I didn’t even have to ask if he felt anything about the woman whose life he had destroyed or the damage he had inflicted on her, he just did not fundamentally understand it. He had no remorse, no sympathy for what he had done, just fulfilled a primal need. Eventually, I took him to trial and sent him to prison for 35 years, but that was the moment I changed my outlook.