While we have people paying attention, we need something more than just the current protests. We need to reform Trial by Jury. and we need to reform speedy trial
This does not require new legislation. Each of these are already part of the constitution. but Trial by Jury has been corrupted by the ability of prosecutors to specify extortionate charges and then bargain away the ability of anyone to actually have a jury trial. Something like 95% of all trials are plea-bargained.
Someone who demands a Jury Trial is looking at a 30 year sentence if they actually force a trial.
Speedy trial has been corrupted by court rules that allow the prosecutors to require multiple court appearances over a period that may amount to two or three years.
If we can regain a minimum amount of control, we can keep cities like Ferguson from using the court docket as an ATM. And we already know that this is a problem across the US.
With just these two items, we can greatly reduce the number of bogus charges that are used to keep our "lower class" under control.
Trial by Jury reduces the ability of the police to administer justice by making s#it up.
If this creates an underemployment problem for our "justice system" we have enough banksters and politicians who need some "justice" to make up the difference.