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View Diary: Abbreviated pundit round-up: George Zimmerman acquittal, Republicans play their own hunger games (76 comments)

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  •  We have a criminal legal system that mainly (4+ / 0-)

    exists to usher young men of color and lower socioeconomic status whites in to the prison industrial complex.  If someone with the capability of paying for a competent defense goes to trial, they stand a good chance of a victory over the prosecution or at least minimizing the negative outcome.

    Poor people get public defenders without the time or resources to defend them.  The prosecutors grossly over charge them, and the whole things works as a vast administrative plea bargain conveyor belt into the prison industrial complex.

    If people really want to protest the outcome of the Zimmerman trial, defendants should follow the idea of Angela Davis and demand a jury trial thus bringing the whole system to a grinding halt because it doesn't have the resources to try all those cases.

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