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Settlement Money Given To Meter Reader Who Was Arrested For Being Black

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Braidwood, Illinois calls itself a red carpet community, which suggests that visitors to the tiny town should expect to be treated like celebrities. Does not apply to brown-skinned visitors, though! In that case you might expect to be treated like a criminal, at least by some of the local cops.

An expert on this matter is Christina Jones—a brown-skinned woman who visited Braidwood for work-related reasons in August 2005 and was arrested for no other reason than that she was black, pretty much. I mean, the official charge was “obstructing a police officer,” but Jones hadn’t actually committed that crime and the charges against her ended with a direct verdict in her favor. Jones subsequently filed a civil suit and won a $59,000 settlement; just this week, Courthouse News Service reports, a federal judge affirmed that she could keep that settlement money, get herself something nice.

 

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  1. Just proves that america is 97% racist…meaning all government officials are racists and corrupt in all aspects when it comes to people of color…including corporate america espcially when it comes to jobs at any level…

  2. wow! well i guess this one really $paid$ off lol!

  3. ACCORDING TO HERMAN CAIN, THERE IS NO MORE RACISIM!! GO FIGURE??

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