Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Based on only a cursory understanding of the justice system, I'd like to think that, in the reboot of Shaft, Carla Howard was found not guilty. Let's look at the facts: Walter Wade Jr. killed her son, Trey, and was found not guilty. Right away, that should create sympathy for her (after all, who knows how many people in her neighborhood and the five boroughs have been killed by assholes thinking they could get away with it?), but then, Wade gets off throughout the movie (but for his run-ins with Shaft and Peoples). A trial is set up, but every juror they bring in is biased (the sympathy angle), so, if she doesn't get away with it, she's facing - at most - a slap on the wrist.

Again, this is a cursory understanding of the justice system. I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again.



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