Black Inmates At Disadvantage in NY Parole System

Black inmates serve an average of 80 more days than white inmates for the same crime, a New York Times analysis shows. Parole board members are mostly white, with law enforcement backgrounds, having little in common with black and Latino inmates. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation of racial bias in the corrections system.

Meeting Examines LAPD Bias, a Complaint Never Once Upheld

In an unusual move, the city’s Police Commission dedicated its entire weekly meeting to the issue of officer bias against minorities. No bias complaint has ever been upheld by the LAPD, but residents and community activists, both black and Latino, shared stories of moments they felt profiled by police. “They fear the police,” said one activist.