1972, the Supreme Court took away the death penalty law without any major
reason. Five years later it came back, but this time the new law would be the
guide to judges and juries to see who was going to be sentence to death. For
most of the times, black lives are the ones that always tend to have the major
part of responsibility, meaning they would be treated different from those of
white color. While it is a stereotype, life sentence was most
likely to happen when a white was killed that when a black was. This fact would
totally break the four-teen (14th) amendment of the constitution.
This amendment is supposed to treat everyone equal, meaning that no color
should affect the decision for death penalty.
All lives are the same, and just because
they are the minority does not mean they need to be responsible for what happened.
Being a minority does not mean that they should automatically be sentence for death
penalty. It only means that they may have less resources to live and must find another
way to survive. However, here comes the misunderstanding. Just because they may
live in poor neighborhoods or be surrounded by what it is considered to be a bad
influence does not mean they are bad or should be convicted for anything. It only
means that they were less luckily than those who can afford expensive things.
Black people are not bad, in fact
many of them may be as good, or even better than white people are.
When it comes to major accidents, for instance the death of someone; blacks
should be given the same opportunities in court as whites receives. The judges
should have a good and strong evidence to convict them. The judges would need
to know more than just their race and color.
To conclude, the court system is the
one guilty for all the stereotyping they are committing inside the court. They should be able to look beyond appearance and
try to find good, strong evidence to convict someone to death penalty. Just because
someone is black they cannot give them less importance those that are white; because
black lives matters!