We discuss the investigative journalism of the recently published article “Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge” about a sinister judge (Judge Donna Scott Davenport) ruling in in Rutherford County, Tennessee with totally unchecked impunity and an wholly deranged and bombastic sense of moral superiority. For more than 20 years now she's been sending numerous children, some as young as young as 7 years old, to a corrupt and abusive juvenile detention center for extremely petty offenses (like using curse words) or for absolutely nothing at all, as we see in the article. Hopefully her reign of terror can finally be ended by shining a light on her disgusting enterprise through journalism like this and attendant activism and social pressure.
Further Reading, Viewing, Listening
- Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.
- LISTEN: The Takeaway – Adults Jailed Black Children for a Crime That Doesn't Exist
- Kids for cash scandal