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How Prosecutors Perpetuate Structural Racism

July 13, 2020 In the Press

Writing for the Washington Post, public defender Rachel Cicurel argues that in courtrooms across the country, prosecutors use their largely unchecked power to destroy black lives every day. She writes, 

Prosecutors talk often about taking responsibility for your actions, but few I know own up to their roles in keeping our racist system alive. They may not have taken the job to further Jim Crow, but they’ve kept it long since learning that moving up the ranks means locking up black people for poverty-related crimes.

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