Sunday, July 6, 2014

Why is it . . . ?

. . . that whenever you read these kind of stories they are always about people of color? Have you ever noticed that? Can somebody send me a link to a story about a white person being freed from prison years later because he was innocent and jailed anyway for a crime he didn't do? I'm certain there have to be some, but these stories about some poor (always) innocent African American being incarcerated are almost as regular as stories about mass shootings in this country. Which is to say, frequent enough to be quite disturbing.

Nobody seems to draw, or at least mention, what to me is a perfectly obvious conclusion. That our judicial system of the past was grossly racist, and routinely did not serve the cause of justice. Do you ever wonder how many guys (and women) are in prison for crimes they did not do? And do you have any idea of how long it takes to right an injustice like this? This in itself is a crime. But don't hold your breath about it being prosecuted.
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