Cosby And Equality (July 12, 2021)

. . .

K          “We are reaching a place of racial equality in America.  Rich Black criminals are now getting treated like rich White criminals.  And getting off.”

J          “And some folks say that society does not progress.”

. . .

K          “Poor Black and Brown criminals are treated worse than poor White criminals, but all three cohorts are treated very poorly.”

J          “The poor are treated poorly.  The rich are treated richly.  By definition, the poor cannot be treated richly.”

. . .

J          “Someone may have had something on one of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices and called in the favor or agreed to remain silent.  Cosby pays a million for the briefing and the gibberish and the song and the dance, the lawyer calls in the favor for the well–healed client.”

K          “Or one of the lawyers was on the same junior varsity lacrosse team at prep school with one of the Justices.  The favor is subtle and not actionable.  Few of you members of the public know that judges are not held to ethical standards unless they do something really, really stupid and embarrassing.  That is then called unethical.”

. . .

K          “If the resources that went into putting a guilty man on the street had been spent examining the convictions of a dozen random cases of unconnected defendants, a few innocent men likely would have been released.”

J        “Is that why the words ‘perverse’ and ‘travesty’ and ‘injustice’ are in the dictionary?”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “Equality On The Bench Today (August 21, 2017)”.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Liberty and justice for some

The Civil Code exists to allow the rich to extract wealth from the poor; the Penal Code exists to prevent the poor from retaliating.

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