9 Travesties Of Justice In 2014 That Would Be Totally Unbelievable If They Weren’t True

Posted: 12/23/2014 in Uncategorized

The Fifth Column

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Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment for much less, or even by way of partisan civil court decisions. Here are some of the worst injustices of 2014:

1. An NYPD officer killed a man on video, and he won’t face charges.

The nation watched in disbelief as even a police killing caught on videotape didn’t result in any charges, even as as unarmed victim Eric Garner repeatedly yelled “I can’t breathe” as Officer David Pantaleo continued an illegal chokehold. The same went for the grand jury in Ferguson after the unarmed Michael Brown was shot in broad daylight. And in Saratoga Springs, Utah; Beavercreek, Ohio; and Saginaw, Michigan. These incidents…

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