Prosecutors want black judge who criticized incarceration rates of African Americans removed
Iberia Parish judge Lori Landry has questioned the large number of black Louisianans incarcerated by the district attorney's office
❗️Louisiana judge said local prosecutors overincarcerate African Americans. Now, prosecutors want her removed from 300 cases; a court hearing is underway this week. Context: Incarceration rate among black Louisianans is 4 times higher than among whites.
So let me get this straight. Prosecutors get to lobby against #criminaljusticereforms. An overwhelming # of judges are ex-prosecutors who oppose reforms. State supreme justices (Im talking about you, Ohio) even weigh in against reforms. But this?