For the first time - Latinos make up more than half of all federal
felony offenders sentenced so far this year, a major demographic shift
swollen by immigration offenses, according to a new government report.
"Statistics like this have to start drawing attention to this country's
immigration policies and what we're doing, if this is one of the
results," said Fordham University Law School professor Deborah Denno, an
expert on racial disparities in the criminal justice system. "The
implications for Latinos are huge when you think of the number of
families affected by having their breadwinners put away for what in some
cases would be considered a non-violent offense."
I love the crocodile tears of families being "torn apart" when one family member CHOOSES TO BREAK THE LAW. The implications for "Latinos" here is not the issue. The federal government isn't rounding up Latinos. The people who are affected by our criminal justice system are... wait for it... criminals!
While I don't wish harm on anyone I would find it ironic if professor Deborah Denno has her ID stolen (non violent crime) and her house broken into (non violent crime). We would quickly find out how worried she was about the family of the perpetrator being broken up.