Let's Get Free

Let's Get Free

A Hip-hop Theory of Justice

Paperback - 2009
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Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard graduate - until he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit. His stint on the other side of the law confirmed his belief that the legal system wasn't working. He gives an insider's view into the easiness with which people are imprisoned, a trend creating more crime than it prevents. Butler offers innovative methods for citizens to resist complicity and introduces the concept of jury nullification as a powerful protest to unjust laws.
Publisher: New York : New Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781595583291
Branch Call Number: 345.7305
Characteristics: x, 214 p. ; 22 cm.


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Craig at Schlafly A patron introduced me to Paul Butler's Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hip Theory of Justice which was excellent, so I decided to read Chokehold: Policing Black Men which was also an excellent. Butler was a persecutor in Washington D. C. who, after his own unjust arrest and jailing, became sickened by being part of the system that unduly arrests, prosecutes and cages black men in th… (more)

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Apr 28, 2012

What's most compelling about this book is the author's perspective and voice. I'm still mulling over some of what he proposes in this book, but much of it is certainly worth a deeper look.


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