One Tweet Explains How Racism Comes Into Play In The US Justice System

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Laura Browder’s “offense” stemmed from her inability to afford child care. Meanwhile, Krystin and Somchai Lisaius got away despite the fact that they were uncooperative and guilty.

 

A Twitter user who goes by the handle of @DreadCapo recently highlighted how racism comes into play in the American justice system by stating two separate examples of cases involving child care and endangerment.

In October, Krystin and Somchai Lisaius, two former TV personalities in Tucson, Arizona, were sentenced to one year of probation after cocaine was found in their baby's system.

 

Both of them faced sentenced to up to two years in prison, however, they managed to avoid jail time as a result of a plea deal.

On the other hand, @DreadChapo notes, Laura Browder, a single mother of two, was placed under arrest by Houston police in July 2015 after they found her children unattended at a food court while she reportedly went for a job interview — just 30 feet away.

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Browder was arrested a few moments after getting the new job. And even though she was released later, she expressed concern over how her arrest would affect the new company.

“This was very unfortunate this happened. I had (an) interview with a very great company with lots of career growth,” she said in a statement. “I am a college student and mother of two. I would never put my name, background or children in harm’s way intentionally.”

And while Browder was arrested for making a decision that was a result of her failure to affordable child care, Krystin and Somchai Lisaius walked away with a slap on the wrist despite the fact that they did not want medical institutions to draw their baby's blood and remained uncooperative after she was taken to the hospital.

Browder is black while Krystin and Somchai Lisaius are Caucasian.

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