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July 23, 2015  

The Price of ‘Progress’: Justice Compromised, Delayed and Denied

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch yesterday announced a 33-count federal indictment of Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old white supremacist who on June 17 shot and killed nine church members and wounded three others during bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Meanwhile, the family of Sandra Bland is contesting official reports that the 28-year-old woman hanged herself in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell after being arrested for switching lanes without signaling.

“Attorney at War” Alton H. Maddox Jr. takes issue with the official handling of these and other recent cases, pointing up longstanding flaws in American jurisprudence that maintain a two-tiered system of justice.

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