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From the President: Bending Toward Justice
By Jerry J. Cox
From the President columns.
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” This January the world marks what would have been Dr. King’s 85th birthday, and just a few months ago we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the “I Have a Dream” speech he delivered there. These are occasions for us to pause and reflect on how far we’ve come as a nation in delivering justice to the immense racial inequality that Dr. King and other activists worked to address. I grew up in a Kentucky where schools, public transportation, and many other parts of life were segregated. In many ways I am proud of the progress our nation has made in recent decades.
But while we have achieved much in certain areas, the presence of racial inequality in the criminal justice system remains both rife and intolerable. As a member of the defense bar I confront examples of it daily – in the courts, in the prisons and jails, in policing tactics, and in the media
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