An American Tragedy – The Story of Kalief Browder

This is probably one of those postings which justifies the use of the tagline “Anything Goes” for my blog pages.  You should perhaps not continue any further if you are concerned about becoming unduly disturbed by unpleasant stuff.  In case you continue, please realize that what happened in this case was not an isolated incident.  This story points to systemic issues at many different levels. It is a result of the society, the politics, and the way of life, that we are willing to accept, for not just ourselves, but for everybody around us.
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/6/8/traumatized_by_3_years_at_rikers

If you are looking for more in-depth reporting on the case, and getting an better understanding for how truly screwed up our criminal justice system is, you can find it in the following articles.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/06/before-the-law
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kalief-browder-1993-2015

I heard this story while watching a documentary about the 13th Amendment on Netflix.   I recommend it!

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K. Joseph

I am an engineer by training. I am trying to explore new horizons after having spent many years in the Industry. My interests are varied and I tend to write about what is on my mind at any particular moment in time.

One thought on “An American Tragedy – The Story of Kalief Browder”

  1. Stories like this truly depress me. We have so much work to do in America. I’m glad we are finally talking about issues of race and the problems in our justice system. It’s a crime that these sorts of things happen. Yesterday I read this article and I see a theme that connects these- a disregard for the sanctity of each individual life.

    Anyway, thanks for bringing up important topics on your blog. These are brave conversations that need to happen!

    On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 9:47 PM, Splattered Brains wrote:

    > K. Joseph posted: “This is probably one of those postings which justifies > the use of the tagline “Anything Goes” for my blog pages. You should > perhaps not continue any further if you are concerned about becoming unduly > disturbed by unpleasant stuff. In case you continue, ” >

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