A review by the National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) found that black people are seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than white people. They are also three times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of sexual assault.
Netflix’s new docuseries on the Yorkshire Ripper has plenty of people expressing their outrage against the local police’s handling of the case. The four-part series starts off as your average true crime documentary by recapping the Yorkshire Ripper’s crimes. It then dives into archival footage and survivors’ testimonies, revealing the blatant sexism of the West Yorkshire Police which led them to ignore crucial evidence that could have resulted in the Ripper’s capture before more innocent women were killed.