Highly recommended reading for nyone Interested In The US Justice in the US Justice Or Curious justice or curious why some people don t feel they receive eual treatment under the law In Just Mercy A Story of Justice Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna and Redemption Bryan Stevenson presents what could be dry statistics or empty outragess stories bout real people However these stories ren t just bout people but the towns nd cities where horrible crimes were committed sparking cries for justice Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films and the flawed mechanisms we have for delivering justice from law enforcement to our courts How can wes country improve our justice system This is something we should ll consider if we care to strive for the ideals under which our country was founded First though prepare to be ngry If you read this book nd you should Easy anger is nearly unavoidable What to do with thatnger is Morrissey y los atormentados another uestion entirely I would urge hope over fatalismnd do everything possible to hold lawmakers ccountable to fix our broken system I often think that my grandparents nd parents lived in interesting times They saw so many things come Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe about in their day Theirs were exciting times Women won the right to vote slaves were freednd medical Advancements Were Plenty It Was were plenty It was Compared to Interview with the Vampire average white folk I would consider myselfware of Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical and sensitive to the relentless injustices that plague. An unforgettable true storybout the potential for mercy to redeem us nd clarion call to end mass incarceration in America from one of the most inspiring lawyers of our timeBryan Stevenson was The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table a young lawyer when he founded the Eual Justice Initiative nonprofit law office in Montgomery Alabama dedicated to defending the poor the incar. ,
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#Just Life The Best #life The best bout this book is probably that it got popular enough that privileged classes re reading it I think we probably ll know that our criminal justice system is joke but until you start reading bout the individual people destroyed by it it s hard to understand how deep the problems runThe only slight negative I ll say is that structurally it s somewhat difficult to keep track of everyone Walter is the main story nd I suspect the central focus in the movie Damn Delicious Meal Prep although I haven t seen it yet but intermixed with himre many others who sometimes jumble together Listening to the udio version made it easier to keep track I think nd Bryan does flawless job narrating his own book But I have read some others critiue the structure nd I would tend to Deep Lane: Poems agree with them on thatStill overall must read Even for those who think they lready know how bad our system is Not since Atticus Finch has fearless nd committed lawyer made such Atticus Finch has fearless nd committed lawyer made such difference in the American South Though larger than life Atticus exists only in Fiction Bryan Stevenson However Is Bryan Stevenson however is much live Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry and doing God s work fighting for the poor the oppressed the voiceless the vulnerable the outcastnd those with no hope Just Mercy is his inspiring nd powerful story. Tory of racial injusticeOne of EJI’s first clients was Walter McMillian young Black man who was sentenced to die for the murder of young white woman that he didn’t commit The case exemplifies how the death penalty in America is direct descendant of lynching system that treats the rich nd guilty better than the poor nd innocent. Our country Still this book got me fired upIt s pretty straight forward Bryan Stevenson lawyer for Eual Justice Initiative casually describes some of THE SITUATIONS HE S BEEN IN situations he s been in cases he s represented His legal practice focuses on defending the wrongly condemned unusually condemned or otherwise victims of the state many or otherwise victims of the state Many the cases described re the result of intentional racism but many others re just examples of the disgusting criminal justice laws that continue to exist Race isn t lways factor Children women poor whites My Lady Viper and many othersre Sunflower also mixed up in this world of capitalist imprisonmentThis isn t book solely on the bygone errors of 50 years go lthough some history certainly plays into it By Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy and large it s extremely current extremely relevantnd horrifyingMajor kudos to stevenson by the way for not degrading Stevenson by the way for not degrading ccounts with personal rants He doesn t shy way from pointing out the blatant errors of our nation s laws but overall the book reads very calm And I suppose that makes sense For him this is his daily life Representing innocent people who may have spent decades behind bars or on death row is his bread Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home and butter It s probably not evenll that shocking to him ny that this happensTo be fair it s probably not that shocking to persons of color either These injustices re so comm. Cerated nd the wrongly condemnedJust Mercy tells the story of EJI from the early days with small staff facing the nation’s highest death sentencing nd execution rates through successful campaign to challenge the cruel practice of sentencing children to die in prison to revolutionary projects designed to confront Americans with our his.