Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness

Just Pursuit

By Laura Coates. Based on the author’s experiences as a former federal prosecutor, argues that Black communities are policed differently; Black cases are prosecuted differently; Black defendants are judged differently. Shows how the court system seems to be the one place where minorities are overrepresented, an unrelenting parade of Black and Brown defendants in numbers that belie their percentage in the population and overfill American prisons. Explores the tension between the idealism of the law and the reality of working within the parameters of the flawed legal system, exposing the chasm between what is right and what is lawful. Read more.