This week, Essence.com published my article on the Freddie Gray case, discussing the issues in Baltimore from a prosecutor’s point of view. With the announcement that the Department of Justice will be investigating the Baltimore Police Department’s practices, it is more critical than ever that we watch, listen, and see what the evidence says.
Fairness. Justice. Equality under the law.
As African-Americans, these are words that we believe in; desperately fought for, marched for and worked hard to have applied to us. With the turbulent times we have seen in the last year, have we gotten to the point where we believe that there is no way the criminal justice system can work for us? Are we rushing to judgment? Are we doing the same thing that we accuse the criminal justice system of doing?
Read the rest here.