Justice For All? Not In New Orleans
New Orleans is the incarceration capital of the world, its criminal justice system is a scandal, and of course non-whites and the poor suffer most. Refusing to play along with the official charade, the city’s public defender has begun refusing felony cases until the white-dominated legislature funds the lawyers he needs. Read this Daily Beast piece and weep with shame for a country that claims to deliver equal justice for all: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/25/new-orleans-public-defender-turns-away-felony-cases.html.