Abdulaziz - #2 Racism A diary containing potentially damaging insights into bureaucracy and racism in the Boston Police department had recently

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A diary containing potentially damaging insights into bureaucracy and racism in the Boston Police department had recently been released. It was written by no less than the former Chief of the Homicide department, Lt. Detective John Daley. Daley led the homicide department for 3 years before retiring in 1989. His diary is rife with detailed accounts of charges brought against black men and women. He also criticized the Boston Police for “getting the bottom of the barrel” when hiring blacks. The Boston Police is now being sued for Shawn Drumgold’s wrongful murder conviction and the diary is being used as evidence. He was convicted of shooting a 12-year-old and spent 14 years in prison. When a key state witness recanted, Drumgold was released. The lawsuit he filed prompted an investigation into the racism that has tainted investigations in the 1980s. In the US, roughly 25 percent of convictions were wrongfully made due to false
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course ETHNICITY es 120 taught by Professor James during the Spring '10 term at Northwest Iowa Community College.

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Abdulaziz - #2 Racism A diary containing potentially damaging insights into bureaucracy and racism in the Boston Police department had recently

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