Justice While Black (E–pub/E–book) Õ Robbin Shipp
A Must Read This book does an xcellent job at xamining the history of African Americans and law nforcement Reading this book has been an A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, enlighteningxperience offering real advice and guidelines for dealing with traffic stops and The Shadow Reader even being stopped on foot I m sure this book will not only save lives but some careers as well I m really saddened that a book like this is necessary Some of the topics presented should not have been solely for African Americans There are numerous people that do not understand our criminal justice system Forxample the whole section of plea bargaining I found THAT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS THAT IF most people do not understand this That if plea you are admitting guilt to the offense for less time than IF YOU GO TO TRIAL SUPPOSEDLY you go to trial supposedly you could Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies end up doing time if you were found not guilty at trial One should not put faith in the systemspecially if you know that you did not commit the crime You ve got so many people that have not committed any crimes and yet they take a plea bargain because they are afraid of going to trial and losing That s a real fear And this is what
our criminal justice system has come toThis book loses a couple of stars because it really needed an criminal justice system has come toThis book loses a couple of stars because it really needed an But overall it is a great read Justice While Black Helping African American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System is as the subtitle implies a how to guide for African American families dealing with the criminal justice system The manual is written by Robbin Shipp Es an African American female lawyer and Nick Chiles a Pulitizer Prize winning journalist Throughout the mere 150 pages of the book advice is given on what to do when stopped by police arrested by police and how to deal with the nsuing trauma drama and racism inherent to the American criminal justice system The guide could asily be transferable to other People of Color and minority populations that deal with the The Power Of A Choice excessive force and discrimination found in police departments across the countrySystematic and institutional racism are centuries old tools of oppression in our country Published in 2014 this book is timely. Justice While Black is a must read forvery young black male in America and for veryone lse who cares about their survival and well being This is a first of its kind ssential guide for African American families about how to understand the criminal justice system and about why that system continues to see black men as targets and as dollar signsThe book provides practical straightforward. ,
Robbin Shipp acknowledges the killings of black men by police and reserves a whole chapter on the history of policing African American populations going back to the times of slave revolts in the 18th century The main purpose of this book is to alleviate the suffering and prison time served by Black men if they are not killed first She offers checklists and practical advice for during and after being arrested including advice for the families The advice offered is given from someone who has defended countless black men through two decades in the Atlanta court system Details are included about precedent court cases and measures that have shaped the current ineualities and high imprisonment rate in our country today The Terry frisk broken window theory the War on Drugs mandatory minimum sentencing increased criminalization of youthful behavior the school prison pipeline and prison industrial complex are all offered up in connection with ach other in a succinct and conversational tone Anyone who reads this book will come away with a better understanding of the criminal justice system as it functions today and how to best survive when placed in it Robbin Shipp s reasoning for providing this advice is taken from the xample of how Nation of Islam members were not harassed by police unless the police had a concrete reason to do so Police knew that Nation of Islam members were knowledgeable about the law and would not be caught in any traps She believes knowledge is power and she is passing this knowledge onAlthough I knew about many of these structures and ineualities that Robbin Shipp presented the anecdotal vidence and language used made the issues accessible Plea bargains were Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling especiallyye opening for me The fact that 97% of all federal cases and 94% of all state cases never make It To Court Due To to court due to bargaining is bewildering to me A critiue I present is that Robbin Shipp does not give Monsieur Pain examples of ways the criminal justice system could change She offers up the societal issues and individual behaviors that make the criminal justice system what it is today but she offers not. Advice on how to deal with specific legal situations the threat of arrest being arrested being in custody preparing for and undergoing a trial and navigating the appeals and parole process The primary goal of this book is to become a primer for African Americans on how to avoid becomingnsnared in the criminal justice systemWhile the precarious safety of black males has received renewed int.