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.
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’