Everything You Need to Know: About the maldistribution of justice in the US in two sentences
Now for one of our occasional features. It's called everything You Need to Know and it's where you can learn a great deal about something in a very short time. In this case, it's everything you need to know about the maldistribtion of justice in this country, about how access to justice depends on who you are, in just two sentences:
One: In a report filed just a week after Tamir Rice was killed by cops, police said the boy would have been charged with "aggravated menacing" and "inducing panic" - that is, if they hadn't shot him less than two seconds after screeching up to him in the patrol car.
Two: After a months-long investigation of the murder, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office released its results to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office - results which made no determination about any possible charges.
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