Justice against Police Racism and Prosecutorial Malfeasance

A story that never ends

Stories of police racism are not uncommon. For those who are interested in more detailed data and analysis, they can refer to a Lancet report Fatal police violence by race and state in the USA, 1980–2019. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed decades ago. But don’t go that far back in history. Racial abuse by the police resulting in George Floyd’s death rocked US and the world recently. Ralph Yarl was shot and wounded by a homeowner just because he went to the wrong home to pick up his siblings in Kansas City, Missouri.  PBS has brought a good collection of programs about racism in America.

Nine years in jail without a conviction

Emanuel Fair was kept in jail for nine years without ever being convicted of a crime. Later was he was acquitted of the charge of the 2008 rape and murder of a 24-year-old woman. Emanuel Fair was the only black man at a party, and when the young woman was murdered, the cops zeroed in on him — despite plenty of evidence implicating other suspects.

“I always knew I was going to get out; I just didn’t think it would take as a long as it took,” Emanuel Fair, told The Seattle Times.

Justice for an unlawful jail term

The federal judge in Emanuel Fair’s case has said he will not dismiss allegations of police racism and prosecutorial malfeasance in a civil rights lawsuit filed by him. As RollingStone reports – “Fair’s lawsuit claims the detectives on the case “ignored and failed to gather evidence that did not align with their theory of the case.” It also alleges they treated Fair so differently than the white suspects that “the treatment can only be viewed as racial discrimination.

The case files show breaches of protocol that span from careless errors — such as not training their detectives to change gloves between DNA samples and not securing key locations of the crime scene — to calling in a famous psychic medium to weigh in on the case.” You can read the full RollingStone  report here.

Are you a victim of police racism and prosecutorial malfeasance?

If you are a victim of police racism and prosecutorial malfeasance, the Law Offices of Joel Silberman, LLC can help you pursue the justice you deserve. You may bring civil and criminal cases.

For years, attorney Joel Silberman served as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. During this time, Attorney Joel litigated hundreds of cases and appeared before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division on multiple occasions.

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  3. Fatal police violence by race and state in the USA, 1980–2019