Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a nine-page letter through her civil-rights division to municipal and state judges around the United States, warning them to ease off prosecution of criminals, particularly those of minority status, or else face loss of federal funding.
Specifically, she wants the 6,500 municipal level courts in the country to offer community service in lieu of jail time, or provide more “amnesty days” to those with outstanding warrants so they can pay a fee instead of serving behind bars, the New York Post reported.
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And the recommendation comes with a caveat: Those who fail to comply could face the same type of federal scrutiny that Ferguson, Missouri, local police and courts saw after the police shooting of a black teen. The officer was found by local and federal authorities to have acted in self-defense, but the attorney general’s office tasked the locals to change how they conducted some investigations and court hearings.
Lynch said she’s currently “evaluating discrimination complaints against several court systems,” the New York Post reported.
In the letter, Lynch’s civil-rights team also warns locals that policies that mandate arrests for failures to pay court fines and fees have an adverse “disparate impact” on blacks.
Colin Flaherty’s book, “Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry: The Hoax of Black Victimization and Those Who Enable It,” documents black crime in America and exposes how the media and politicians are willing partners in what the author calls “the greatest lie of our generation.”
“In court systems receiving federal funds, these practices may also violate Title VI of the Ci
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