lmsig:

blackmattersus:

T. Greg Doucette is a criminal defense lawyer in North Carolina who also writes a legal blog. And he’s got some things to say:

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In a 43-part tweetstorm on Tuesday, Doucette recounted a recent experience defending a 17-year-old black teen from claims by a police officer that the teen was doing 360s in the middle of the street. Over the course of the story, Doucette demonstrates many of the problems black people face in the U.S. court system and why changes never seem to stick.

We’ll let him take it from here.

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Blacks are not looking for favor. They are looking for fairness and equality! Anyone committing a crime should be punished regardless of race, creed or color. But if fairness is not going to be applied to any person of color then why do you say that we are playing the race card? When a teenaged white kid can cause the death of 4 people and be deemed,“to affluent to pay for his crime”. But a black kid could face 8 years in prison for possessing a bag of weed (if one is fortunate! because he has the true risk of being killed by cops). Something is horribly wrong there.

https://blackmattersus.com/3208-how-african-american-kids-are-treated-by-americas-criminal-justice-system/

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