David Cole discusses a paper by Ion Meyn in which
A “Racial Disparity Cap” (RDC) would assign criminal defendants a score based on their skin color/ethnicity. Whites would be the baseline, and all nonwhite criminal defendants would have their scores lowered based on their level of nonwhiteness.
Those with the lowest scores would be treated more leniently in court.
As usual with the left, this is the opposite of what is needed.
Non-whites, and blacks especially, are, by virtue of being less rational and more present-oriented, less deterrable than whites. This means that the threat of the same punishment strikes less fear into their hearts and prevents less crime by them. They are likewise less (or even not at all) deterred by prospect of disgrace or by moral scruples. As a result, if the goal is equality in effective deterrence, blacks should be punished more severely than non-blacks for the same crimes.
Blacks are also more hateful and savage than whites and are thus harder to reform or rehabilitate. It is therefore counterproductive to give them lighter sentences because when they leave prison, they will offend again and again. Proportionately more black criminals than white, therefore, require not reformation but condemnation in the form of life imprisonment or death penalty. Harsher punishments for the same crimes can be defended on this ground also.
This paper seeks to codify privileges to the non-white criminal class, to bestow immunity on bandits of brute races. This monstrous policy must be resisted, but are the Republicans too dumb to mount an offensive?