JUDGE OLU STEVENS COULD BE RECUSED FOR CALLING OUT RACIAL BIAS IN JURY SELECTION!

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Olu Stevens a Louisville, Kentucky Judge could be removed from all criminal cases for calling out racial bias in the jury selection process.

The top prosecutor in Louisville, the Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine asked Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. this week to recuse the judge from all criminal cases, because of the judge’s comments on Facebook criticizing the racially bias practices of the prosecutor’s office.

On friday about a hundred came out to give their support to the Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens, this past friday evening.

His supporters included 35 businesses, civil rights groups and neighborhood organizations. They held signs saying:

“Stop Jim Crow practices in jury selections ” and ” Don’t remove judge Olu.”

Judge Olu Stevens is only one of a meager amount of African-American Judges in Jefferson County.

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(Raymonda Stevens pictured with her husband )

The wife of Judge Olu , Raymonda Stevens stated:

“It is about justice, it is about equality, it is about inclusion!”

A spokesman in Wine’s office refused to comment on the situation.

Wine’s office said they expect to receive Chief Justice Minton’s decision on the future of judge Olu Stevens in the coming week.

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http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2015/11/20/rally-planned-support-judge-olu-stevens/76102922/

UNCHARGED BUT TRAUMATIZED EX-TEEN PRISON INMATE KALIEF BROWDER KILLS HIMSELF! ( ARTICLE )

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Kalief Browder, who was a young New York man of only 22, killed himself on Saturday.

The young man suffered mentally for years after spending three in Rikers prison without charge, since he was 16, even though there was no proof he committed the crime he was accused of (stealing a backpack) and the person who accused him of the crime, repeatedly changed his story. At Rikers he became traumatized after he was not only beaten by prison gangs and prison guards, but he also suffered two years of solitary confinement, which often times makes inmates go insane, if in there for an extended amount of time.

He attempted to get mental health treatment several times while in prison, but was always denied.

R.I.P BROTHER!!

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http://m.democracynow.org/stories/15273