An important question came up: is US justice racist or fair?
The past few weeks, there were racial tensions’ rises between white cops and black citizens in US. Those tensions brought protests all around US. There were due to a series of court trials where the black defendants were always convicted guilty. This was for example the case of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who got shot-dead in Ferguson by a white policeman, Darren Wilson. The police officer was not charged because the preliminary verdict made him innocent. This story is similar to 5 other ones around US only in the last month.
There is also the outrageous story of Robert Wayne Holsey, a 49-year-old black man who got executed on December 9th for the murder of a white cop in Georgia. Mr. Holsey did not have any money to pay a lawyer. So, as the American law says, a lawyer was automatically put in charge of the case. The problem is this lawyer was a chronic alcoholic and a racist.
The Georgian penitentiary authorities spokeswoman, Ms. Susan Megahee stated:
Mr. Holdey’s lawyer did everything he could to defend his client. We know he insulted his neighbors just because they were blacks but this is US, who doesn’t? The lawyer got arrested for fraud and for being drunk-violent on the streets: that proved he had lots of experiences with justice. That was a strong asset for the trial.
Peanuts Daily went to the New-York protest and asked Richard Jones, one of the leaders, his thoughts about racism against black people in US:
This is a shame. We have a black president but racism is still here. Obama is like the chocolate bar Bounty: he is black outside but white inside.
We also interviewed a white policeman involved in one of the shootings [He asked us to keep his identity anonymous]:
I am white, I have a gun and a police badge. He is black, with a hoody and his hands in his pockets. He could have anything in them. I had to shoot. I didn’t want to take any risk. Apparently, he had a smartphone in his pockets but how could I know? Of course, I am innocent. A black man hiding his hands will always look suspicious to me.
Therefore, to the question “Is US justice racist or fair?”, we can answer that the US justice seems fair but if you are black you should walk with your hands in the air, just in case.
[See related article about racism in US: www.peanutsdaily.com/reason-harvard-racist-asians]
Author: Ms. Halle, Anne.