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Alton Sterling case is just further proof that our justice system is not colorblind

By Robert Mann Was there any doubt the U.S. Justice Department would absolve the Baton Rouge police officers who killed 37-year-old Alton Sterling last July? I never expected federal prosecutors would vindicate Sterling’s death by charging one or both of … Continue reading

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The crime of our criminal justice system

By Robert Mann I’m not a lawyer, but this is one thing I know about our criminal justice system: it only works if everyone involved performs his or her job honestly and to the utmost. In too many criminal cases … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s modern-day slavery

By Robert Mann There is a dramatic scene in the Oscar-winning movie “12 Years a Slave,” in which a black freeman, Solomon Northup, is kidnapped in 1841 after being lured from his home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to Washington, D.C., where … Continue reading

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