A Threat to Justice Everywhere
Posted on November 12, 2010
By Stefanie Brown, NAACP National Field Director
Cross Posted from Politics 365
One of the benefits of being a United States citizen is the protection of the most advanced legal system the world has ever seen. Our Constitutional system of juries, appeals and pardons injects the spark of humanity into the life-or-death decisions that are passed down every day in our nation’s courts.
But sometimes the system fails us. Judges make mistakes, juries are biased, and sentences are passed down that make “eye for an eye” seem like a fairer method. So it is with the case of the Scott Sisters, which is likely the most egregious example of unfair sentencing in the country today.