Civil Rights organization Helps Distribute Music Video Outlining Dangerous, Racially Discriminatory Police Practice
Boulder, CO — Until you’re accused of a crime, you may be blissfully ignorant of the fact that “innocent until proven guilty” is a myth. In reality, it’s the opposite. Michelle Gesse, whose husband lived the nightmare of being falsely accused of a felony, explains what all Americans need to know now about the criminal justice system. The scary part of this story is how easily it could happen to any one of us. Steven and Michelle Gesse thought that the small dinner party they hosted on the night of April 5, 2009, would be just that: an informal, pleasant gathering of neighbors over good food and good wine. Instead, it turned out to be the beginning of a nightmarish spiral into a confusing and frightening justice system that in practice, if not in theory, considers you to be guilty until proven innocent.
ORLANDO, Fla. / As a black man living in 21st century America, LaVar Akins has personally witnessed and experienced several of the issues his peer group faces regularly. In “I Make Twenty Next Month: The Definition of Black Male Success” (ISBN 0615641822), Akins addresses these issues while providing solutions and provoking discussion and thought in readers through a powerful yet conversational tone.