|A vehicle sits in a parking lot after a pipe bomb explosion at|
Dallas Police headquarters, Saturday, June 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Yes, this nation will put a 16-yr. old in jail & keep him there until he is quite literally driven mad enough to kill himself, yet a man who caused a school lock-down & was considered dangerous even by family members remained free, was allowed to possess weapons & ammunition, & managed to armor a van, make & use I.E.D.s, yada. Go figure, huh?But this agreement will come too late to save Kalief Browder, who was held at the jail for three years without trial, starting in 2010, when he was 16. The psychological trauma caused by spending about two of those years in solitary confinement at Rikers remained long after his release. On Saturday, Mr. Browder committed suicide at his family’s home in the Bronx. He was 22.
Mr. Browder was accused of stealing a backpack, a charge he strongly denied. Partly because his family was unable to make bail, he remained at Rikers all that time, only to have the case dismissed.