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Racial Injustice in New York State Courts: Problems ‘Extensive and Systemic in Nature,’ Report Finds
A woman and child walk past the main entrance to the Bronx Family Court building. Photo: Hiram Alejandro Durán.

Black and brown attorneys mistaken for defendants, a culture that “discourages compassionate treatment” of people of color appearing in court, a Facebook post depicting a lynching, and a host of other racial injustices are among problems “so extensive and systemic in nature” they require a wholesale overhaul of the New York state court system, an alarming report released last week concludes.

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