We at the Law Office of Andrew Cowan stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Black lives matter, regardless of socioeconomic class, gender, orientation, ability, immigration status, criminal record or lack thereof.
The penal system in the US is built on systemic racism, and is heavily biased against the Black population.
Even in Massachusetts. Even in Boston.
The crime of police brutality against Black lives is nothing new. The prison system in this country incarcerates over five times as many Black people per capita than White people. White people are less likely to be stopped, less likely to be searched, less likely to be arrested, and less likely to be shot, as compared to people of color in the same situation.
When so many of our society’s people live in fear of their government, the system cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.
Black Lives Matter