Could We Sue The Government For The Negligence Of Black People?
The How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal crossover episode had to make you think? Annalise’s speech outlining the laws and steps that have been taken to disenfranchise the African-American people was enlightening and powerful. The idea that the system has failed us as a people over and over, is one that rings true to many African-American experiences in America. Most people say that art imitates life, and this speech captured perfectly the current state of America’s twisted justice system.
Annalise Speech: Racism is built into the DNA of America. And as long as we turn a blind eye to the pain of those suffering under its oppression, we will never escape those origins. The only safeguard people of color have is the right to a defense, and we won’t even give them that. Which means that the promise of civil rights has never been fulfilled. Due to the failure of our justice system, our public defense system in particular, Jim Crow is alive and kicking — laws that made it illegal for blacks and whites to be buried in the same cemetery, that categorized people into quadroon and octaroons, that punished a black person for seeking medical attention in a white hospital. Some may claim that slavery has ended. But tell that to the inmates who are kept in cages and told that they don’t have any rights at all. People like my client, Nathaniel Lahey, and millions of people like him who are relegated to a subclass of human existence in our prisons. There is no alternative to justice in this case. There is no other option. To decide against my plaintiff is to choose lining the pockets of prison owners over providing basic defense for the people who live in them. And is that the America that this Court really wants to live in? Where money is more important than humanity? Where criminality is confused with mental health? The Sixth Amendment was ratified in 1791. It’s been 226 years since then. Let’s finally guarantee its rights to all of our citizens.
I am not a lawyer and the proposed question might be absurd (we acknowledge that), but we also acknowledge that the trauma, every day African American people has to endure and has had to endure for centuries, has to come to an end one day. Cops can legally kill our children, brothers and even harm our grandmothers without consequence. The number of cases where a white person calls the cops on a Black person minding their own business has only grown.
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So we did a little research (we just googled) and there is a law where you can sue the government if you are injured by a government agency, if so you can sue under the Federal Tort Claims Act. To be fair, It doesn’t really apply but if I know anything about Law and Order and How To Get Away With Murder, its all about manipulating the law. We understand legally this is impossible and we are open to all suggestions. How long can HATE live and thrive in this country.
Did You Know: Congress officially Apologized for Slavery in 2009 and at the very end of the apology they made sure to add the DISCLAIMER- Nothing in this resolution— (A) authorizes or supports any claim against the United States; or (B) serves as a settlement of any claim against the United States. See full apology below.
Senate Apology For Slavery
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