Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

Paul Butler


Paul Butler used to be an formidable federal prosecutor, a Harvard legislation grad who gave up his company legislations wage to struggle the great fight—until at some point he used to be arrested in the street and charged with a criminal offense he didn’t dedicate. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler’s account of his trial "the so much riveting first bankruptcy i've got ever read."

In a publication Harvard legislations professor Charles Ogletree calls "a needs to read," Butler appears at locations the place traditional voters meet the justice system—as jurors, witnesses, and in encounters with the police—and explores what "doing the ideal factor" potential in a corrupt system.

Since Let’s Get Free’s e-book in spring 2009, Butler has turn into the go-to individual for statement on legal justice and race kin: he seemed on ABC information, Good Morning America, and Fox information, released op-eds within the New York Times and different nationwide papers, and is popular to talk around the kingdom. The paperback version brings Butler’s groundbreaking and hugely arguable arguments—jury nullification (voting "not in charge" in drug situations as a sort of protest), simply announcing "no" while the police request your permission to go looking, and refusing to paintings contained in the method as a snitch or a prosecutor—to an entire new audience.

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