A human rights leader stops in Fargo and explains why the legal system is brokenFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Human Rights leader says if you're poor or a minority, the U.S. Court system isn't working in your favor.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Human Rights leader says if you're poor or a minority, the U.S. Court system isn't working in your favor.
Stephen Bright spoke in Fargo today, making his case for why the legal system is broken. Bright brought up many cases to illustrate how African Americans are cut out of the legal system and overly persecuted.
He also argued that those who can't afford a lawyer are at a disadvantage.
Bright says, "for those people, poverty means they are going to have a court-appointed lawyer. And in many places in this country, that means they are going to have perfunctory representation, and maybe no representation at all."
Bright is in Fargo for a ceremony for Judge Myron Bright, who received the Robert Feder Humanitarian Award tonight.