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Why America Is Failing – ‘The heir, the judge and the homeless mom: America’s prison bias for the 1% – A DuPont trust-fund creep gets probation. A black woman looking for a job cries in jail for a week. Something’s wrong here’

(Photo - The eight-year prison sentence of Robert H Richards IV was suspended. Shanesha Taylor languished in prison for more than a week. Photographs: Delaware State Police Department; Scottsdale Police')

(Photo – The eight-year prison sentence of Robert H Richards IV was suspended. Shanesha Taylor languished in prison for more than a week. Photographs: Delaware State Police Department; Scottsdale Police’)

‘In 2009, when Robert H Richard IV, an unemployed heir to the DuPont family fortune, pled guilty to fourth-degree rape of his three-year-old daughter, a judge spared him a justifiable sentence – indeed, only put Richard on probation – because she figured this 1-percenter would “not fare well” in a prison setting’.

‘Details of the case were kept quiet until just the other day, as Richard’s ex-wife filed a new lawsuit accusing him of also sexually abusing their son’.

‘Shanesha Taylor, who has been charged with felony child abuse in Scottsdale, Arizona, because she left her two small children alone in a car for a little over an hour to attend a job interview’.

‘Taylor was taken straight to jail, where she languished for over a week’.

‘Her children were put in the custody of Child Protective Services, where they remain’.

‘Obviously leaving two small children unattended in a car was an ill-advised thing to do, but under the circumstances Taylor may simply have exercised the least bad option available to her’.
From : http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/02/dupont-heir-homeless-mom-america-prison-bias

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One thought on “Why America Is Failing – ‘The heir, the judge and the homeless mom: America’s prison bias for the 1% – A DuPont trust-fund creep gets probation. A black woman looking for a job cries in jail for a week. Something’s wrong here’

  1. Jueseppi B. on said:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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