Slavery gave America a fear of Black people and a taste for violent punishment. Both still define our criminal-justice system.

By Bryan Stevenson AUG. 14, 2019 from The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/prison-industrial-complex-slavery-racism.html SPENCER LOWELL/TRUNK ARCHIVE Several years ago, my law office was fighting for the release of a black man who had been condemned, at the age of 16, to die in prison. Matthew was one of 62 Louisiana children sentenced to life imprisonment without parole … Continue reading Slavery gave America a fear of Black people and a taste for violent punishment. Both still define our criminal-justice system.

The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an ‘Aberration’

From mass incarceration to mass deportation, our nation remains in deep denial. From The New York Times By Michelle Alexander, Opinion Columnist - January 17, 2020 Protesters in Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death in 2015. Mr. Gray suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody.Credit...Yunghi Kim/Contact Press Images Ten years have … Continue reading The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an ‘Aberration’