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REVIEW Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System 108 Pply of wheat; wheat wagerers become names on the wings of hospitals and museums He is also troubled by how the legal system works when it is trying to punish people The bail system for example is meant to ensure that people return for court dates But it has morphed into a way to lock up poor people who have not been convicted of anything He's so concerned about this that he has personally sued court systems across the country resulting in literally tens of thousands of people being released from jail when their money bail wa. Pros 1 This lawyer has a knack for preaching moments where he goes off in an intelligent and passionate way in various passages throughout the book2 The author shows that the criminal justice system is the product of politics not the constitution Various lobbyists decide what crimes are enforced by lobbying politicians these lobbyists include private prisons themselves They also lobby for how severely each crime is punished Moreover prosecutors have so much power to determine who ends up in jail what punishment they receive whether or not the defendant can receive a plea bargain yet this immense power is utilized selectively and they are often influenced by political decisions 3 The author saves the best portion of this book for last the portion I wish was longer the human lawyer I m not someone who cries but I I just felt something reading that section it was an intelligent emotional and compelling read that reminds us what not only a lawyer should be but who we all should be as humans We should all love our neighbors as ourselves Cons 1 The author tends to ignore the fact that some protest historically speaking were violent which in a way warranted drastic measures to a degree the Floyd protest in Atlanta fit that categoryAlmost Con 2 It s easy to criticize this book for not being organized or being repetitive but you have to remember this book is a series of essays so I decided not to penalize the book for those things Just be aware that because it s 3 essays written at different times in this lawyer s careerlife compiled into a book it will naturally not flow as well as a typical book

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REVIEW Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System 108 S found to be unconstitutional Karakatsanis doesn't think people who have gone to law school passed the bar and sworn to uphold the Constitution should be complicit in the mass caging of human beings an everyday brutality inflicted disproportionately on the bodies and minds of poor people and people of color and for which the legal system has never offered sufficient justification Usual Cruelty is a profoundly radical reconsideration of the American injustice system by someone who is actively wildly successfully challenging i. People come to attorneys because they have needs that an attorney has the skills to help Focusing on particular client needs to your primary responsibility and knowing that the laws themselves are unfair still reuires you to take the law and given and do your bestThat s how it was with Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird That s how it is for practicing attorneys todayBut Monroe Freeman legal ethics expert was criticized and castigated for his criticism of Finch and the how the legal profession has idolized FinchThis book deliberately details how we as lawyers and judges make and supports the unfair laws most people live under Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin of human beings an everyday brutality inflicted disproportionately Peru on the bodies and minds Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script of poor people and people The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging: for Cinematographers, Digital Imaging Technicians, and Camera Assistants of color and for which the legal system has never Painting With Light offered sufficient justification Usual Cruelty is a profoundly radical reconsideration Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed of the American injustice system by someone who is actively wildly successfully challenging i. People come to attorneys because they have needs that an attorney has the skills to help Focusing Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit on particular client needs to your primary responsibility and knowing that the laws themselves are unfair still reuires you to take the law and given and do your bestThat s how it was with Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird That s how it is for practicing attorneys todayBut Monroe Freeman legal ethics expert was criticized and castigated for his criticism La photographie urbaine: Prises de vue d'architecture et d'architecture d'intérieur of Finch and the how the legal profession has idolized FinchThis book deliberately details how we as lawyers and judges make and supports the unfair laws most people live under

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REVIEW Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System 108 From an award winning civil rights lawyer a profound challenge to our society's normalization of the caging of human beings and the role of the legal profession in perpetuating itAlec Karakatsanis is interested in what we choose to punish For example it is a crime in most of America for poor people to wager in the streets over dice; dice wagerers can be seized searched have their assets forfeited and be locked in cages It's perfectly fine by contrast for people to wager over international currencies mortgages or the global su. I haven t had a chance to read it but I heard about it through a podcast and sounded fascinating


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