** Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


From one dysfunctional system to another… After medicine, it’s the legal system that is exposed in Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Written by a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, the book describes the work of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and is a catalog of horrendous miscarriages of policing and justice, ensnaring mostly African-American men in senseless narratives that are conveniently rubber-stamped by white juries and judges, sending the hapless victims, innocent and guilty alike, to prisons where they are treated abominably. If you ever suspected that the playing field was level across races, read this book. The author’s plea for not treating under-18s as adults is especially worth reading

 

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