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Don't walk, run to get this book!
Bryan Stevenson, the renowned lawyer, shares his story of fighting injustice on behalf of the poor, the socially marginalized, and those wrongfully condemned
This book will make you a better person. You too will want to be like Stevenson and fight on behalf of those who have little to no representation. The best part is that Stevenson confides in the reader both his successes and losses, there's no better company in life to have. This book will become a friend to hold on to and to always return to. The many individual stories he tells are alone worth it.
Buy it, borrow it, sell a kidney or start a gofundme to get your hands in this book. It's worth it.

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Just Mercy absolutely rocked me. Its message, its tone, and Bryan Stevenson’s authority as a narrator all make for a life-changing experience. This is a book that will break you, paralleling the brokenness that the author feels after fighting so many years to bring justice to individuals who were not afforded that luxury. Many people who read Just Mercy, myself included, may passively recognize that there are flaws in the justice system, but nothing too egregious since we live in a post-Jim Crow America. Just Mercy is not satisfied with a casual understanding of what’s wrong with the justice system–it gives story after story of people of whom the justice system assumed the worst of, and punished with extreme prejudice. Just Mercy shows that there is still so much that needs to be done to make mercy and justice available to all people. Some may anticipate Stevenson’s claims and assume that he cherry-picks the worst cases. However, most of the defendants discussed in this book were Stevenson’s own clients while he worked with the Equal Justice Initiative. Their stories are just a slice of what is really going on. There are problems inherent in the system that this book addresses. We as readers serve as witnesses of those whom Death Row has taken unjustly, to condemn the injustice that still permeates our system today. We as readers are invited to join the fight for just mercy.  

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worst and most boring book in the whole world.

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Brian Stevenson, author and narrator.
Brian Stevenson is a descendant of slaves and a strong and honorable activist for a justice system that provides
fair treatment for all, especially those who are powerless and poor, those who do not have the resources for their own defense. He began his career as an intern with the Southern Prisoners Defense Fund. In 1983, when he visited a death row prisoner, as a law student, what he witnessed changed his idea of fairness and equality, changed his direction in life. To his surprise, he learned that some prisoners on Death Row never even had access to legal counsel when they were tried and convicted, or if they did, they had inadequate counsel. He was horrified by their lack of resources to defend themselves.
After graduating, he went on to found the Equal Justice Initiative, and he dedicated his life to the cause of those people unjustly condemned to death or life in prison. He fights for the rights of all people, male and female, child and adult, and he does it with a commitment that is almost superhuman in order to accomplish goals others before him could not or would not or dared not. Disregarding threats to his life he soldiered on to bring reform and change to the legal system, sadly, too late in many cases.
It is necessary, however, not to cavalierly dismiss the gravity of some of the crimes committed. It is necessary to understand that in addition to defending the rights of those wrongfully accused and sentenced, he also defends and attempts to change the sentence of those who are guilty but have received sentences that seem decidedly unfair and outrageous considering the crime committed. He attempts to alter sentences which do not consider the age of the perpetrator or magnitude of the deed, but are the result of general rules and protocols that must be followed. One must bear in mind that even when some of the crimes committed were heinous, brutal attacks, even murder and rape, Stevenson still believed that the mental state and age of the criminal needed to be considered before trying these children as adults and sentencing them, sometimes to death, and often to life in prison.
Bryan blames a good deal of the crimes committed by the young in a community on their poverty, their environment, their immaturity and their inability to make sound judgments which is a proven scientific concept. However, I believe the community, the parents, and the delinquent child, regardless of age, also share in the guilt and must assume some responsibility for the behavior. The problem for me, however, is not really about who is at fault; it is about appropriate punishment for the crime and appropriate rehabilitation of the criminal. Certainly the sentencing guidelines are outlandish and need to be adjusted to the crimes, the age of the criminals and the magnitude of the offense. Certainly there is a need for some reform of the justice system. When he presents his thoughtful, sympathetic point of view, even if you do not always agree, it will be hard to dismiss his sincere effort and not consider the positive effects of the results he achieves.
Learning about the actual, overt instances of discrimination and fraud in our system of justice was difficult to absorb. The injustices, the corruption, the payoffs, the unqualified experts that testify, the outright manipulation of evidence, the perjury and the arrogance of those in the system expected to protect us all equally, must be cleansed. What I read in this book is nothing less than mind shattering. It illuminated the reasons that people of color distrust law enforcement and the entire legal system. It was stacked against them by a group of people with power who were in control. In the non-white community, many have experienced, or known someone who has been subjected to, the prejudices of the ignorant and weak-minded, but more powerful, evil influences in the justice system. There is no other conclusion than that reform is necessary. Stevenson is dedicated to achieving it, but he can’t do

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This book talks about my mother's killer Horace Dunkins. Brian Stevenson makes him and his family out to be the victims for what he done to my mother!!! He stabbed her 67 times!!! Does he sound like the victim to you. ^ thumbs down Mr. Stevenson!!!!

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