Systematic racism and hate crimes transcend the public to include the many and complex layers of our judicial system. If those empowered with enforcing the law, like judges, prosecutors, and police officers are not subject to legal scrutiny, then it’s all for naught. What use is charging someone with a hate crime if the system is unable of prosecuting the guilty? Or rather, how could prosecutors who show favoritism towards racist killers do the “blind justice” job the public has entrusted them with? We have the answer to this question in a big way because prosecutorial criminal misconduct is under scrutiny in the State of Georgie after the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in February of 2020.
Adam Klasfeld writes for Law and Crime:
Jackie Johnson could face up to 6 years in jail.
We can do better to uproot racism in this country when it comes to cleaning the judicial system from unfit judges and biased prosecutors.
WE CAN DO BETTER TO UPROOT HATE CRIMES AND RACISM
This is the first time I read a story in which our judicial system did not sweep injustice under the carpet when it comes to the behavior of prosecutors. Hooray for the Attorney-General of the State of Georgia Chris Carr. Now, let’s see him support and indict Donald Trump for interfering in the elections of Georgia.
We can do better to uproot racism in this country when it comes to cleaning the judicial system from unfit judges and biased prosecutors. How many times prosecutors have refused to indict killer police officers for killing an innocent black man or woman? Too many times to count here.
We are slowly trying to eradicate bad front line operators like the white supremacist police officers who have infiltrated the police departments across the country, and most importantly the police unions and fraternities.
Further, the public and the media have finally turned their attention to racism as a serious societal ill, and so has corporate America, to a certain extent, as we watch companies trying to improve the lives of black families through better hiring practices and through committing financially to help society abolish racism.
But when it comes to the inner sanctum of our justice system, we need to do more. This indictment in Georgia is an important step towards cleaning house.
Should AG Chris Carr not also re-open cases Johnson prosecuted against any black person?