IT WOULDN’T LOOK “FAIR” WITHOUT YOU JUDGE. Lex-icon means “law as image - the appearance of justice (the form) over the substance of justice via truth and law over humanity.” FUNKTIONARY.
Here, Judge Fowlkes has been presiding over the illusion. Unbeknownst to the Black participants; Black prosecutors & defense attorneys, Black judges, Black courtroom staff and probation officers are necessary courtroom props in the refinement of RSW of a lawless society. Courtrooms wouldn’t look right without them [see photo above]. Occasional dismissals and acquittals of Black defendants are also a necessary part of the show - encouraging defense attorneys to work harder and thereby making the fake world of court look more real. The appearance of justice is the only thing the criminal courts produce. Nevermind BrownWatch, go observe this phenomenon [racism] for yourself at your local courthouse & make sure you stay long enough to witness a good sampling of white defendants being arraigned & sentenced. By and large, “justice” is incidental, random and accidental in a system of injustice.
From [HERE] A black federal judge in Tennessee has raised concerns that a federal prosecutor’s office in Memphis is charging black people with harsher counts than white people for similar crimes.
D. Michael Dunavant is the US Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee. In June 2017, Dunavant was nominated by racist President Donald Trump to become the United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 14, 2017; becoming the chief law-enforcement officer for the 22 counties that make up Tennessee's western judicial district, which includes the Memphis area. [MORE]
The Commercial Appeal reports U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. has questioned prosecutors about racial discrimination in at least three recent cases. Judge Fowlkes is a former US prosecutor and public defender.
One of those cases involved a white man who records say sold an undercover officer 100 ecstasy pills for $800, while his black partner stayed in the car with a gun.
Fowlkes asked why the white defendant wasn’t slapped with the same gun charge as the black defendant since they worked together. The gun charge carries an automatic 5-year sentence.
"This is another situation where a white defendant appears to have been treated differently than African-Americans, and I'm concerned about how we're proceeding in this case," the judge said during a Nov. 19 hearing, according to a transcript.
A statement from U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant [racist suspect in photo with racist Jeff Sessions] denies that race “overtly or implicitly” factors into charging decisions. [MORE]
Most people have little understanding of the awesome power of prosecutors (aka district attorneys or attorney generals) or the term "prosecutorial discretion." Media misinformation and lack of information about prosecutors and what they are up to is an intentional part of our conditioning or mind shampoo process.
Prosecutors have the power to decide; whether to charge a person with a crime (any case can be nollied, diverted or deferred - any case. Police make arrests and refer matters to prosecutors who determine whether to prosecute), what charges to paper & present to the court, whether to seek pre-trial confinement or release and what, if any, release conditions to seek, what kind of plea offer to make, what resources to expend to prosecute, what information to disclose to the defense, what kind of sentence to seek & recommend to the court (such as confinement, probation or to defer the imposition of a sentence), whether the death penalty will be sought and whether probation should be revoked or extended. They also have a say in whether to seal arrest records or expunge criminal convictions. Further, prosecutors set broad policies, deciding the aggressiveness with which different laws will be enforced, and other law enforcement officials often follow their lead. These decisions are overwhelmingly made by white people about non-white people because the vast majority of prosecutors are white and criminal defendants are disproportionately non-white. Specifically, according to a recent study, 95 percent of the 2,437 elected state and local prosecutors across the country are white, and 79 percent are white men (by comparison, white men make up 31 percent of the population of the United States). Also most States have no Black prosecutors. [MORE]. On the federal level 87% of all US Attorneys are white - as 8% of assistant U.S. Attorneys are African American and 5% are Latino. [MORE] and [MORE].
Additionally, the power of the prosecutor (or the executive) even in the face of egregious misconduct is basically unchecked by judges or state bar organizations, whom are also overwhelmingly white. [MORE]
As stated by law professor, Angela Davis, “at every step of the criminal process, there is evidence that African Americans are not treated as well as whites - both as victims of crime and as criminal defendants. And because prosecutors play such a dominant and commanding role in the criminal justice system through the exercise of broad, unchecked discretion, their role in the complexities of racial inequality in the criminal process is inextricable and profound. . . Prosecutorial discretion is a major cause of racial inequality in the criminal justice system.” [MORE]
Of course, not all white people are racist/white supremacist - but most whites are in a system of racism white supremacy. Neely Fuller explained that racism is not merely a pattern of individual and/or institutional practice; it is a universal "operating system" of white supremacy and domination in which the majority of the world's white people participate. Racism is the dominant feature of the criminal justice in the United States. To that end, a major goal of the white supremacy system is the greater confinement of substantial numbers of non-white people. To the extent that a racist prosecutor had anything to do with the prosecution of a non-white defendant, the criminal process was most likely unjust in some respect.
According to Kenneth Montgomery, a black former prosecutor for the Brooklyn, New York district attorney’s office, “prosecution is about locking black people up.” “I thought that because of who I was, because of the street and academic smarts I had, I was able to do some things that were more in line with justice. But, it was like putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound. In the long run, I didn’t think it was worth it, so that’s why I left.” [MORE]