Inequality in our Criminal Justice System: Do Black Lives Matter? – June 12

Mercy and Justice Speaker Series

Inequality in our Criminal Justice System:  Do Black Lives Matter?

Many African-Americans have lost faith in the criminal justice system because their perception is that they are not treated fairly.  Is this perception correct?   The data is interesting:   ●  Arrest  rates   ●   Bail statistics    ●   Who actually goes to prison    ●    Who is sent to solitary confinement and Death Row

Salem member Nikki Cásarez will present statistics such as above, plus more, on racial disparities in our justice system at the following event:
               Sunday@4        June 12     4 pm      Salem Nave     Dinner follows in the Parish Hall
Area congregations are being invited to this event.  This is a wonderful chance for Nikki to share her justice knowledge with us and other Christian communities.  Her justice work in freeing Anthony Graves has been covered by national and international news and television shows.  Mr. Graves was wrongly convicted of murder and spent 18 years behind bars, 12 of them on Death Row for a murder he did not commit.  He has now been exonerated thanks to NIkki Cásarez.   Nikki is an attorney, professor at the University of St. Thomas and a visiting professor at the UH Law School.