22 05 2017


AR, two weeks ago, via HuffPo:

Activists are banding together to help make this Mother’s Day special for as many incarcerated black women across the country as possible.

In the week leading up to the holiday, Black Lives Matter, Color of Change and a dozen other racial and criminal justice organizations are leading a charge to help bail out black moms. Their collective effort is part of a campaign called National Mama’s Bail Out Day, which aims to provide all incarcerated black women ― including those who identify as queer, trans, young, elder and immigrant ― who are unable to afford bail an opportunity to spend the special day with their families.

I commented there and then:

Balderdash. At least compared to black men, the system is very loath to come down hard on black women. In terms of whether or not to arrest them, whether or not to give them bond, what the bail amount should be, which charges to file in light of what they’re suspected of doing, and the disposition of the criminal case against them. In all those areas, BW, (again, relative to BM), have it easier.

P-D, today:

Patricia Perkins, who police say arranged a street fight in Baden that left a woman dead in July 2014, was sentenced to five years’ probation Monday as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Perkins, 56, received probation from St. Louis Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan after Perkins pleaded guilty to a reduced count of attempted first-degree assault and received probation, court records say. If Perkins violates probation, she could go to prison for up to 15 years.

Prosecutors amended the second-degree murder charge to attempted first-degree assault and dismissed a count of armed criminal action in exchange for her guilty plea. Her probation requires she get a job within 60 days and take an anger management class.


Deonandre “Dre” Ford got a 30-year sentence in February after a jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter and 11 other charges. His brother, Terrell Perkins, was sentenced to life in prison in November after a jury convicted him last fall.

Guy gets life, other guy gets 30.  The gal who wound ’em both up has to get a job and take an anger management class.  Even if she falls off the ladder, the most she could possibly do off of this is 15.  But, even if she violates terms, don’t ever look for her actually to do anywhere close to that amount of time.




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