Criminal Charges for Mother Who Lost Her Baby to Hurricane Florence

Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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7 Responses

  1. dragonfrog says:

    You didn’t even have to say that the mother is black. It was clear from the the headline.Report

  2. Burt Likko says:

    I seem to recall a relevant movie.

    To actually go through the nightmare of navigating the criminal justice system on top of that?Report

  3. Oscar Gordon says:

    One wonders whether two white law enforcement officers will be held to the same standards being applied to a young black mother.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…. no, they won’t. I have come to believe that as far as the law is concerned, once you are in the care of the police, you are little more than expensive cargo and your welfare is wholly dependent upon how valuable your life is to the officer responsible for you.Report

  4. Sam Wilkinson says:

    Very excited to be told that this isn’t evidence of systemic racism, but is rather an entirely reasonable example of justice that nobody anywhere should ever object to.Report

  5. atomickristin says:

    Awful. Just awful. This will haunt me.Report

  6. Dark Matter says:

    There is such a thing as prosecutorial discretion; not every person whose actions may sorta, possibly, maybe fit the elements of a criminal statute must be charged.

    We’ve an election coming. I expect Dazia Lee’s prosecutor is engaged in some type of virtue signalling.

    If memory serves that was the core problem with the Duke LaCrosse case, i.e. “someone must be charged to improve my election chances”.Report