Can you believe an officer of the court, acting as an arbiter of the judicial process would take it upon himself to engineer a message to tell black people to unilaterally favor blacks in the judicial process?
Even in cases of murder?
This narrative is reminiscent of the O.J. Simpson trial and it’s wrong.
Black Lawyer Calls on Black Jurors to Vote ‘Innocent’ for Any Black Person Accused of Murdering a White Person
Elie Mystal, an editor and contributor to the law blog Above The Law, posted a December 7 article urging all black Americans who end up on juries to engage in “jury nullification” by automatically voting to acquit all blacks accused of crimes, especially that of murder, against white victims and to do so no matter how much evidence is brought to bear against the suspect.
Mystal justified this lawlessness by claiming that “African-Americans live in a world where the police can murder us and get away with it.”
“There is no justice for black people. And yet violently revolting against the system will get us nowhere,” he added.
This, Mystal says, is reason enough to work against the legal system in all areas.
Maybe it’s time for black people to use the same tool white people have been using to defy a system they do not consent to: jury nullification. White juries regularly refuse to convict or indict cops for murder. White juries refuse to convict vigilantes who murder black children. White juries refuse to convict other white people for property crimes. White juries act like the law is just a guideline and their personal morality (or lack thereof) should be controlling.
Kind of looks like someone needs to lose their law license.