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Two Washington State Supreme Court Justices under fire for having common sense.


Two Washington State Supreme Court Justices are being attacked by the media for making common sense statements about black crime. They simply said that blacks disproportionately go to prison, because they disproportionately commit crime. Common sense right? Wrong, according the “mainstream” media and professional race hustlers, these are “racist” statements.

Hopefully more whites in leadership positions will say enough is enough and join Justices Sanders and Johnson is using common sense when dealing with race relations.

From Seattle Times…

State Supreme Court justices Richard Sanders and James Johnson stunned some participants at a recent court meeting when they said African Americans are overrepresented in the prison population because they commit a disproportionate number of crimes.

Both justices disputed the view held by some that racial discrimination plays a significant role in the disparity.

Johnson also used the term “poverty pimp,” an apparent reference to people who purportedly exploit the poor in the legal system, say those who attended the meeting.

Sanders later confirmed his remarks about imprisoned African Americans, saying “certain minority groups” are “disproportionally represented in prison because they have a crime problem.”

“That’s right,” he told The Seattle Times this week. “I think that’s obvious.”

Johnson did not respond to several messages left Wednesday and Thursday with three staffers in Olympia. He also did not respond to messages left Thursday at his home and with Sanders. Johnson’s staff said he was with the court in Spokane to hear cases at the Gonzaga University law school.

African Americans represent about 4 percent of Washington’s population but nearly 20 percent of the state prison population. Similar disparities nationwide have been attributed by some researchers to sentencing practices, inadequate legal representation, drug-enforcement policies and criminal-enforcement procedures that unfairly affect African Americans.