Rick Perry, like most right-wingers lives in an Orwellian fantasy world. In this Perry can call himself “pro-life” even though he’s overseen more executions than any governor in U.S. History, and he can claim that the U.S. justice system is “color blind” for acquitting George Zimmerman of the murder of Trayvon Martin, even though Perry has executed a disproportionately high number of African American inmates on his watch.
Up is down, war is peace, freedom is slavery.
According to a 2010 study published by the Center for Health and Justice:
FACTS ON JUSTICEMinority Populations Incarcerated at Disproportionately High Rates;Disparities Influenced by Sentencing and Drug Policies
Minority populations in the United States are incarcerated at rates much higher than their white counterparts.In 2009, the incarceration rate (number per 100,000 population) among African-American males was almost 7 times higher than that among white males (4,749 African-American v. 708 white), and the rate among Hispanic males was more than 2.5 times higher (1,822 Hispanic) than that among white males.The rate among African-American females was more than 3.5 times the rate of white females (333 African-American v. 91 white), and the rate for Hispanic females was 1.5 times higher (142 Hispanic) than that among white females. Racial and ethnic disparities in incarceration rates have been significantly influenced by state and federal sentencing and drug policies.
The right-wing world exploded with joy last night when the verdict was read. Ann Coulter tweeted, “Hallelujah” and other Tea Party groups claimed that their prayers Zimmerman would get away with murdering an unarmed black kid were answered.
Rick “The Executioner” Perry had this to say, “I think our justice system is color blind, and I think that, you know, again, you don’t find people that always agree with the jury’s decision. But that’s the reason we have the system we have in place, and I think, by and large, it may not be full proof, people may make mistakes in the jury system. On the civil side, you have that appellate process.”
Watch this video CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast July 14, 2013 captured by Raw Story: