Anyone who thinks that race does not still, even if inadvertently, skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention. Our prisons are full of black and brown men and women who are serving inappropriately long and harsh sentences for non-violent mistakes in their youth.
This is about the USA and comes from a superb article about the militarisation of the police. Don't think for a second this doesn't apply over here.
And the article? It's written by Rand Paul, a Republican Senator. Which rather kicks out at our stereotypes.