Social Injustice: Kalief Browder [Copy]

Social Injustice: Kalief Browder [Copy]

Published on 13 July 2021
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Social Injustice: Kalief Browder
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brought to you by
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Melati Wijaya
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Kalief Browder was a young teenage boy with a bright future. However, his future was cut short when he was arrested at the age of 16 for supposedly stealing a backpack.
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Who is Kalief Browder?
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What Happened?
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Kalief Browder was sent to Riker's Island Jail because his family couldn't afford bail.
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Browder's bail was $3000
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He had spent 3 years in Riker's, the most violent institution
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Kalief was released from Riker's after someone finally opened his case and realized that there was no case to begin with.
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He had been hospitalized many times after being released.
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He had tried to kill himself on multiple occassions after  being released.
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Why is this Injustice?
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Browder was serving time in Riker's, the most violent for just stealing a backpack.
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No one had looked at his case until he had already spent  3 years in prison.
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He was beaten by not only the security guards, but his own fellow inmates as well.
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When Browder was finally released, no one had apologized  to him or his family. 
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He was only 16 when he was arrested; he wasn't able to  finish school normally and he ended up committing suicide at  age 22.
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Works Cited
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Gonnerman, Jennifer. “Kalief Browder, 1993–2015.” The New Yorker, The New Yorker,      7 June 2015, www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kalief-browder-1993-2015. Ofer, Udi. “Kalief Browder's Tragic Death and the Criminal Injustice of Our Bail      System.” American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union, 9 July 2018,      www.aclu.org/blog/smart-justice/kalief-browders-tragic-death-and-criminal-      injustice-our-bail-system?redirect=blog%2Fmass-incarceration%2Fsmart-justice%      2Fkalief-browders-tragic-death-and-criminal-injustice-our-bail. "Kalief Browder's Life Behing Bars and Who He Might Have Been." YouTube,       uploaded by ABC News. 18 June 2015, https://youtu.be/kv6gSI4JcFA.