Victims of childhood sexual abuse often hear a refrain: Come forward and name your abuser. Justice will be done. But we rarely hear what happens next.
Before Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was in the national spotlight for the recent killings of Alton Sterling and three police officers, it was the city’s court system that was at the center of a prolonged battle over race.
It takes a lot for a judge to get publicly disciplined once, let alone twice. But at least five judges across Louisiana have violated their oaths repeatedly and abused their judicial authority.
Debtors’ prisons were outlawed in the U.S. almost 200 years ago, but in pockets of the country, modern-day debtors’ prisons are alive and well.