Friday, September 14, 2007

Two Blows Against Criminal Justice in America

Following right on the heels of Kenneth Foster's amazing victory against the Texas death machine we have another two strikes against America's justice system. First, Mychal Bell's last remaining conviction was tossed out by a Louisiana judge today, and second, death row prisoner (and law of parties victim) Joseph Lave had his conviction reversed. The victory in Foster's case has pretty clearly both given heart to anti-racist struggles (like the Howard University rally for Mychal and the Jena 6) and forced prosecutors back on their heels. The next step is to push them over.