Well, Mueller gave it his all, but at the end of the day he just couldn’t turn Manafort into a black guy.
— David Mazel (@david_mazel) March 8, 2019
Crystal Mason, a Black woman in Texas, just started serving a sentence of five years for casting an illegal ballot because she didn’t know her felony made her ineligible.
Paul Manafort will finish his sentence before Crystal Mason.
Watch whiteness work.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 8, 2019
The one positive outcome of the ridiculously lenient sentence Manafort received yesterday is that it should forever end any fucking debate about whether or not our justice system is racist as fuck:
Judge Ellis is quite a piece of work. In 2009, when Democratic congressman William Jefferson of Louisiana famously got caught with 90-grand in cold, ill-gotten cash in his home freezer, Ellis threw the book at him, sentencing Jefferson to 13 years, the longest bid ever doled out to a congressman in a bribery case. Jefferson, it should be noted, was black.
It is. And it’s not just racist judges, because mandatory minimums tie the hands of fair judges. The end.