Correcting the System of Unequal Justice requires unrelenting action against the people in authority to properly enforce the laws that are already there. Our problem is that they are used against us in very harmful ways.
Recently in Columbus, Ohio, on the same page in the Columbus Dispatch were two articles:
A 24 year-old Black man plea-bargained a sentence of 134 years for a string of burglaries, while a white man gets 14 years for murder.
This is a blatant example of unequal justice. Black politicians and community leaders protested, but the reply was, "Since Hairston pled guilty to all charges, he gave up his right to appeal his sentence. So he is stuck with the 134-year sentence."
Black lawyers and politicians (who are mostly lawyers) and judges need to do everything possible to avoid allowing young Black men and women from walking into these traps.
There are many other examples, but the loud protests of angry citizens across the country resulted in the shut-down of the "Boot Camps" in Florida. Every voice counts.