Innocent Atlanta woman spends nearly two months in jail

This story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is brogught to you by the Atlanta Police Deparemtn and the Fulton County Jail.

This is how the justice system can play out for you when you’re poor and black. It didn’t matter that none of the facts lined up, or that the victim repeatedly told authorities they had the wrong woman. In fact, it didn’t matter that Teresa Culpepper was cleared of the charges in court–SHE STAYED IN JAIL!

When she got out, she found that her belongings had been stolen and her vehicle had been sold for parts to pay the towing company’s charge. And she had to refund  disability payments from the federal government she received while in jail–the rules don’t differentiate between guilt and innocence.

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