FROM Jeffrey Stewart
Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice After a grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, people took to the streets in 170 cities. Some said the lack of indictment proved that in the streets of America, black lives don’t matter. Reaction to the grand jury decision exposed deep racial divisions over how the justice system works in this country. Do America’s multiple justice systems provide equal treatment under the law or do they perpetuate the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow?
Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice Street protests spread from Ferguson, Missouri to 170 cities last night. The “non-indictment” of Officer Darren Wilson has sparked frustration and anger. Wilson says he’d have shot Michael Brown — even if he had been white. But polls show black and white Americans sharply divided. Do America’s multiple justice systems provide equal treatment under the law, or do they perpetuate the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow?
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