“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
The OP posted the story with video and claimed that this is a "symbol of America's broken criminal justice system". Got it.
Now, I reviewed the story and reviewed the video and I saw very little that was truly evident about a broken American justice system but I did see a lot of black youth who spat on, kicked, stomped, and beat upon another black youth in the confines of a jail and even with a couple of jail guards trying to control the situation continued to do so. That is what I commented upon. In the context of what happened in Ferguson, what happened and is happening in Baltimore, what's happening daily in Chicago, and in other cities in America, where black on black crime is rampant, where black youth kill other black youth for sport and pleasure, and where respect for others and the property of others is often non-existent, the video in the OP and the actions of these youth said more about blacks in America than it said about the American justice system.
That is a fact, it is a difficult fact, but it is the truth - I can see you don't like it and so need to misinterpret what I said in order to counter it and claim I'm a racist. That's fine. But don't expect me to change my views of what I saw in this video and what is happening in America today because you find the truth uncomfortable. That's your problem, not mine.
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He was offered plea deals, but so what? It required a guilty plea. We have to assume he was innocent, so expecting someone to plead guilty to a crime he didn't commit, or offering it as a mitigating fact, makes no sense.An officer escorted him out of the courtroom and back downstairs to return to Rikers. It no longer mattered whether his mother could find the money to bail him out. The Department of Probation had filed a “violation of probation” against him—standard procedure when someone on probation is indicted on a new violent felony—and the judge had remanded him without bail.
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Maybe they're setting bond too high? Who knows, but there don't seem to be as many people working in the judicial system as are needed to take care of the criminal element.
It be nice if we could expedite some of this - but no one really wants the criminals back on the streets. Kids like this one - kids who are already in foster care because they have dysfunctional families - don't have a chance.
" Adolescents who had been in foster care were nearly four times more likely to have attempted suicide than other youth (Pilowsky & Wu, 2006)."
That's where the problem started - and most likely what contributed to the young man's suicide.
Three Years on Rikers Without Trial - The New Yorker
Most of the time, however, Browder had no direct contact with O’Meara; the few times he tried to phone him, he couldn’t get through, so he was dependent on his mother to talk to O’Meara on his behalf. Every time Browder got the chance, he asked O’Meara the same question: “Can you get me out?” O’Meara says that he made multiple bail applications on his client’s behalf, but was unsuccessful because of the violation of probation.But, because Browder was still on probation, the judge ordered him to be held and set bail at three thousand dollars. The amount was out of reach for his family, and soon Browder found himself aboard a Department of Correction bus.So in short, he was offered a bail that was out of reach for his family at the time. In the same early proceedings, his bail was removed and he was put in the custody of the justice system. Then he was offered a plea bargain. Those aren't options. That is extortion followed by entrapment. It's telling people that they either have the money when asked for it, or they'll be sent to jail and given the "choice" of pleading guilty. In spite of the fact that he from the beginning made it clear he wanted to go to trial. The fact that you consider these as "options" is pretty weird.It no longer mattered whether his mother could find the money to bail him out. The Department of Probation had filed a “violation of probation” against him—standard procedure when someone on probation is indicted on a new violent felony—and the judge had remanded him without bail.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK