Thursday, December 30, 2021

If You Wanted to Kill Off BIPOCs Faster and Leave the Living in Greater Fear, What Would You Do Different?

 Washington State HB 1692:

Promoting racial equity in the criminal legal system by eliminating drive-by shooting as a basis for elevating murder in the first degree to aggravated murder in the first degree.

It is not white neighborhoods that are at high risk of drive-by shootings.  It is not white mothers putting their kids to bed in tubs to provide protection from stray bullets.

1 comment:

  1. It's probably not a bad idea.

    I'd bet that aggravated murder in the first degree carries a penalty of life without parole or the death penalty (either or), and that by leaving it at simple murder one you stand a better chance of getting a conviction.