Groups push for North Carolina to stop prosecuting 6-year-olds | Raleigh News & Observer

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article249017350.html

«“When a cop picks up a white boy, he takes him to his parents,” said Mary Stansell, juvenile chief at the Wake County Public Defender’s Office. “But if he is black, he takes him to the state.”


From 2015 through 2018 nearly 7,300 complaints were filed against children age 6 to 11 years old, according to numbers from the state Juvenile Justice section.


Of those complaints, 47% were against Black children, 40% were against white children and 7% against Hispanic or Latino children.Ad

In general, 22% of the state’s population is Black, 70% is white and 10% is Hispanic.»

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