The charges that have been brought against a Dallas family accused of an unmistakable crime are an indication how much — and how little — black lives matter in the Lone Star State. According to the Dallas Morning News, four relatives of a pregnant 14-year-old who attempted to “kick the sh*t” out her over a period of six hours to induce a miscarriage, then burned the stillborn baby on a charcoal grill, will not be charged with murder:
Cedric Jones, 27, Sharon Lee Jones, 45, Lonnell McDonald, 27, and Cecila McDonald, 25, are all charged with engaging in organized crime. [Emphasis added]
What makes the charge so grievous a miscarriage of justice is that under the Texas Penal Code it is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor, the penalty for which is a fine of up to $4,000, a year in jail, or both.
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