DOJ Report Notes 'Blatantly Unfair' Practices at Shelby Juvenile Court - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Dec 10, 2018

A new report by a Department of Justice monitor on the treatment of African-American youth in Shelby County’s juvenile court cites “a culture of intimidation that undermines due process” in challenging the abrupt termination of federal oversight of the court, the Commercial Appeal reports. "It’s damning in a lot of ways. It reopens the concerns that never really went away," said Tami Sawyer, chair of the Shelby County Board of Commissioner's Law Enforcement, Courts and Corrections Committee.