Missed Jury Duty Shouldn’t Result in Missed Freedom, Opportunities

If Judge John S. Kastrenakes wanted to teach a standup Black male citizen like Deandre Somerville the importance of having Black Americans on juries, he should have suggested some recommended books or documentaries.

While a lack of Black Americans on juries has led to excessive sentencing for Black Americans, sending another Black man to jail for nonsense only adds to the problem and not the solution.

Furthermore, the judge should probably educate himself about why some Black Americans miss jury duty like working by the hour, not being able to afford long-term childcare, transportation issues and an overall battle with poverty.

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