Kalief Browder

Denizens of developed western countries face fewer tragedies than their counterparts in poorer parts of the world; alas tragedies still occur.

Last fall I learned about the injustice Kalief Browder endured, and now I am one of the thousands of Americans who is melancholy over his suicide. Kalief’s story should prompt all Americans to reexamine the American justice system.

It cannot be doubted that hardened criminals deserve to be locked up for years at a time, but not a young man like Kalief. More importantly, a speedy and fair trial is the birthright of every American; Kalief was denied that right, and that denial precipitated his sad death.

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