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God Help Us


Oct 18, 2018

In this episode of God Help Us, I talk with Aileen, a public defender in the juvenile court system, about troubling beliefs that pervade our country’s criminal justice system - in particular, the white savior complex.

A great example of this issue is Judge Gaul, profiled in Serial season 3 episode 2, so we recommend giving that a listen to go along with this episode.

In this episode, Aileen recommends following the Washington Defender Association and the National Association for Public Defense on Facebook. She also recommends reading Let's Get Free by Paul Butler, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

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