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Sagging, Tall-Tees, and Flips-Flops Sending People to Jail

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons explains how bad court house appearance and etiquette compounds Black, Brown, and poor defendants legal problems and how this can contribute to the accused being treated more harshly throughout the process. Attorney Solomon-Simmons explains how such “unforced errors” can actually make a conviction or harsh sentence more likely because it plays in the narrative of the Black, …

Judge: America Needs Independent Immigration Court System

Source: Associated Press via NewsOk The type of civil administrative adjudications that EOIR conducts are designed to be handled within the structure of the Department and it would take significant resources to create an agency separate from an executive branch cabinet officer. Beyond potential conflicts of interest, the judges said the DOJ agency and the court system have been underfunded …

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Single Mom of 2 Facing 12 Years In Prison For Being Truthful

Source: Bill Anderson /My9NJ.Com  27 year-old Shaneen Allen wanted to protect her family. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit and she purchased a gun. “One of my family members, he thought it was appropriate for me to get one because I’m a single mother and I have two children and I …