“Bronx resident Kalief Browder was walking home from a party when he was abruptly arrested by New York City police officers on May 14, 2010. A complete stranger said Browder had robbed him a few weeks earlier and, consequently, changed the 16-year-old’s life forever.
Browder was imprisoned for three years before the charges were dropped in June 2013, according to a WABC-TV Eyewitness News investigation.
At the time of the teen’s arrest, Browder’s family was unable to pay the $10,000 bail. He was placed in the infamously violent Rikers Island correctional facility, where he remained until earlier this year.”
Kudos to this man for not taking the plea deal. The plea deal is bullsh*t that would have given him a permanent record making it nearly impossible for him to get a job at most companies for the rest of his life. #NewJimCrow
And remember, this happened in the “Freedom Loving” United States. Freedom for who?
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