A 74-year-old woman spent 27 years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit. This week she was exonerated

Posted by on Jan 16, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

The worst example of how messed up the system is is the conviction of INNOCENT people. Nobody knows for sure, but depending which study you read, there are between 10,000 and 100,000 innocent people in America’s prisons! Excerpts from the Article: A Tennessee woman who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her great-niece and spent 27 years in prison, was exonerated this week. On June 26, 1987, Joyce Watkins, now 74, and her boyfriend at...

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Even though Black men are more likely than Black women to be victims of domestic violence, Black men FOUR TIMES more likely than Black women to be arrested for domestic violence.

Posted by on Jan 12, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

My friend Ed Bartlett sent me this. The racism in the system really is wild. Dear Criminal Reform Colleague, As you know, the over-arrest of Black men is a major injustice in our country. Here’s the mind-boggling problem: Even though Black men are more likely than Black women to be victims of domestic violence, Black men FOUR TIMES more likely than Black women to be arrested for domestic violence. Because it’s such a disturbing problem, here...

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Ahmaud Arbery’s killers get life sentences; no possibility of parole for Travis and Gregory McMichael

Posted by on Jan 7, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues |

Remember this case? One of too few involving racial hatred where justice has been done. Judge Walmsley did the right thing in sentencing the two most racist defendants to life without parole (plus 20 years) each, and allowing the possibility for parole with the third defendant. Excerpts from the Article: The three men convicted in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder were sentenced Friday to life in prison. Travis McMichael, 35, and his father Gregory...

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Study: Black People 65% More Likely to Die From Prison Time Than Whites

Posted by on Jan 6, 2022 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse |

I have scores or articles about racism in the courts, but this was a real eye-opener! Excerpts from the Article: New research has found that Black Americans who have spent time in jail or prison are 65 percent more likely to die prematurely, even if it’s been years since their incarceration, while having no meaningful impact on the long-term health of white former inmates, reports Health Day. The findings, published by the JAMA (Journal of the...

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D.C. attorney general sues Proud Boys, Oath Keepers over Jan. 6 attack

Posted by on Dec 15, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

I remember the case in the ’80s which bankrupted the KKK. My brother was a friend of Morris Dees, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center, in Montgomery AL, who brought that suit.  🙂  Excerpts from the Article: D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D) on Tuesday sued the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers over the Jan. 6 attack on Congress, seeking to use a law written to cripple the Ku Klux Klan to seek stiff financial penalties from the...

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