And yet we keep electing these SOBs back to the bench.

From the Seattle Times:

Richard Sanders 
James Johnson

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.

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

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.

For the record, these are the two members of State Supreme Court who ruled in 2006 that gay people are icky and are undeserving of any legal protection whatsoever, and certainly not entitled to marriage which exists solely for the purpose of procreation anyway.

Gregory Gadow

Gregory Gadow

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