Given what we already know about how African-Americans are treated by the police and the court system (racial profiling, brutality, harassment, disproportionate jailing, harsher sentences, etc), it would seem all the more imperative to make sure that the constitutional right to habeas is restored as soon as possible. If only for our own protection.

Now some of you or at least your cousin Pookie possibly may be asking: “What you talkin bout Willis?”

Habeas corpus…is the name of a legal action or writ by means of which detainees can seek relief from unlawful imprisonment. The writ of habeas corpus has historically been an important instrument for the safeguarding of individual freedom against arbitrary state action. – Wikipedia

House Democrats are spinning their wheels on fixing this, but they really shouldn’t. This impacts minorities directly. And once someone explains to us just what the heck habeas corpus is and why eroding it cuts against us — watch out.

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