Criminal judges are imposing harsher punishments on defendants—including death and lifetime sentences—in attempt to bolster their reelection bids, a disturbing new study by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law reveals.
i had never heard of The Brennan Center until i read about their work in previous articles here at Common Dreams. They are doing great work.
This kind of direct statistical analysis can help establishment types, who have some economic security and social position, to recognize the crude injustice baked into the US "justice" system. This helps build support for grassroots social justice movements like Black Lives Matter.
The practice of electing judges used in a majority of US states (in my "commonwealth" it is even partisan - Democrat judges and Republican judges) is absolutely absurd. Do they do such things anywhere else in the world?
The best way is just to say it: this country is totally corrupt!