Friday, July 9, 2010

The Incongruency of the American Justice System

A White cop kills an unarmed Black man by shooting him in the back of the head as he lay on the ground. Numerous witnesses and video evidence. What does he get? Two to four years, involuntary manslaughter.

Meanwhile, two Black women sit in prison facing life sentences. The crime they are accused of? A robbery of $11.  The Scott Sisters have spent 15 years in prison for a crime that others involved in the crime have affirmed they had nothing to do with.

The say "justice is blind," but there are definitely three things "justice" takes note of: money, race, and the badge. Then it protects you or screws you, accordingly.

1 comment:

neenarae said...

this just breaks my heart. i'm trying to keep the words to a minimum to avoid the rant that builds when it comes to our "justice" system. *deeep sigh*