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The System is Not Broken: It Does What It Was Designed to Do

Photo from the Atlanta Black Star

I am so tired of hearing people talk about a “broken” criminal justice system. Recent developments in Oklahoma have people once again talking about “fixing” a broken justice system.

In Oklahoma (as in many states), the primary way of paying for the justice system is by fines and fees. The state depends on the offender to pay for the so-called justice system.




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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