epub | 8.17 MB | English | Isbn: 1631496514 | Author: Erwin Chemerinsky | Year: 2021
Library Journal • "Books and Authors to Know: Titles to Watch 2021"
Presumed Guilty reveals how the Supreme Court allows the perpetuation of racist policing by presuming that suspects, especially people of color, are guilty.Presumed Guilty, like the best-selling The Color of Law, is a "smoking gun" of civil rights research, a troubling history that reveals how the Supreme Court enabled racist policing and sanctioned law enforcement excesses. The fact that police are nine times more likely to kill Black men than other Americans is no accident; it is the result of an elaborate body of doctrines that allow the police and courts to presume that suspects are guilty before being charged.
Demonstrating how the prodefendant Warren Court was a brief historical aberration, Erwin Chemerinsky shows how this more liberal era ended with Nixon’s presidency and the ascendance of conservative justices, whose rulings-like Terry v. Ohio…
Category:Discrimination Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction Law, Judicial System