SKEWED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM…YES WE CAN CHANGE IT!

By: M.K. Williams – CIVILRIGHTSAGENDA.COM

YES WE CAN!

Here’s an example where one state (AZ) penalizes 2 women for related crimes. One received jail time and had her children taken away. The other received probation.

WE MUST PRESS COLLECTIVELY AND CONSISTENTLY ON OUR RESPECTIVE STATE AND FEDERAL LAW MAKERS AND ADMINISTRATORS TO CREATE AND CHANGE LAWS TO BALANCE THE SCALES.

We must also VOTE STATE AND LOCAL JUDGES OFF THE BENCHES that have track records for disparity and in turn, VOTE JUDGES INTO OFFICES that commit to fairness.

Stay tuned….Civilrightsagenda.com will be featuring experts in the fields of Criminal Justice and the Prison Industrial Complex to keep us UP TO DATE ON WHAT IS GOING ON, AND HOW TO CHANGE IT!

Arizona - Criminal Justice System

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One thought on “SKEWED CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM…YES WE CAN CHANGE IT!

  1. […] CIVILRIGHTSAGENDA.COM’S post on April 23, 2014 regarding the blatant disparity of the criminal justice system in Arizona fueled a spirited discussion on the topic.  The story involved a 35-year old African-American homeless woman, Shanesha Taylor, who was sentenced to prison in AZ for leaving her two children in the car while attending a job interview.  In contrast, the story also highlighted the lesser sentence of probation which was ruled in the SAME STATE to Catalina Clouser, a White 19-year old mother who got high on drugs, put her 2-month old infant on top of her car, then drove the car until the baby literally fell off the hood. […]

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