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America’s Apartheid Justice System Keeps Black People In Shackles

AFRICANGLOBE - A law need not be just or fair or benign to be the law. Law, like a gun or any other tool, can be used for good or for evil. To disguise the fact that laws can be cruel, unjust and designed to harm certain members of our community, “Blind Justice” was the myth created to foster the notion of a fair legal system in America.  But observations in most American courtrooms will instruct us that what passes for justice in this country is not color-blind.

Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection Is An American Tradition

AFRICANGLOBE - “The assertion that there is no substantial differential racial impact in jury selection, however well intended, has been largely discredited by research and diminished by detached observation,” said Dr. Lorenzo Morris, a professor of Political Science at Howard University. “Still,” he said, “the probable remedies are not easy to implement.”

This Vile Practice Puts Thousands Of Innocent Black People In Prison...

AFRICANGLOBE - People who are charged with committing crimes and are sent to jail pending trial are usually offered bail bond. This allows them to pay to be released before their trial begins. Poor people, however, are at a huge disadvantage with this practice because they have no money to pay the bond. Some sit in jail for as much as two years before being released for a crime they never committed.

BET To Air Original Documentary CHARGED: THE DA VS. BLACK AMERICA,...

AFRICANGLOBE - "Charged: The DA vs. Black America," is an alarming wake-up call regarding the absolute power of the District Attorney. With an in-depth look into the DA's impact on individuals and families across the country, the documentary exposes how some of these elected prosecutors have contributed to America's mass incarceration of Black men. Today, there are more African-American men in prison, on parole or on probation than were enslaved in 1850.

Prisoners Across America Are On Strike Calling For An End To...

AFRICANGLOBE - Prisoners in more than 20 states went on a coordinated strike Friday, refusing to go to their assigned jobs and demanding an "end to prison slavery." The work stoppage, staged on the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising of 1971, marks one of the largest attempted prison strikes in decades.

American Slavery, Reinvented

AFRICANGLOBE - Didn’t the Thirteenth Amendment abolish all forms of slavery and involuntary servitude in this country? Not quite. In the shining promise of freedom that was the Thirteenth Amendment, a sharp exception was carved out. Convict leasing was cheaper than slavery, since farm owners and companies did not have to worry about the health of their workers. Angola’s farm operations and other similar prison industries have ancestral roots in the Black chattel slavery of the South.

The Cover-Up Of Torture In America’s Prisons

AFRICANGLOBE - Last week, the New York Times reported allegations that prison guards systematically tortured inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York following the high profile escape of two inmates.

‘Bolster’ Black Boys, But Don’t Forget About Black Girls

AFRICANGLOBE - A recent report by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) shows that while males still dominate the justice system, the caseload for girls has grown significantly — from 20 percent of all juvenile arrests in 1980 to 30 percent in 2009.

America’s Prison Industrial Complex Profiting From Black Genocide

AFRICANGLOBE - In a country where African Americans make up 13 percent of the population, but are more than 39 percent of the prison population, it’s evident that there is something extremely wrong.