“Gideon’s Army”: Young Public Defenders Brave Staggering Caseloads, Low Pay to Represent the Poor

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  • Andrew Severson
    September 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Im located in Central Texas and i'm a recovering addict. I lost my 4yr old son to the Child Protective Service. I did everything required by the State to have my son rewarded back to me. As all addicts do in the process of recovery I relapsed three quarters through the process. I could have lied as most do and ultimately harmed my child in doing so. Truth in love is my philosophy. So, a public defender was assigned to me. She happened to be the most awesome lawyer circumstance could ask for. without payment from myself she offered to me remarkable attention to detail, time worth more than state pay, seemed to believe wholeheartedly in the cause of child/parent reunification. She was a sincere hard charger. She had all angles covered. My hopes where extremely high in achieving this victory of receiving my son back into my life. Though we fought the good fight with integrity in tact it seemed as if the decision was made before the fight began. The Judge put my beautiful sweet little boy into the hands of a foster family and before giving judgment quoted an old country lyric of from the 50s. I had half of the congregation of my church there as well. It is a surreal ordeal the mystery of this but still this lawyer was a God send an Angel sent to fight for a cause of love and family.

  • Malkia bint Abdul Kareem
    September 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Their are three unique people out there.

  • Malkia bint Abdul Kareem
    September 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    This is one unique video.

  • Jacc Trippa
    September 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    im so happy to see these upright african americans do their thing for our people.

  • Teresa Fawkes
    September 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Another outstanding report from DN.

    If everyone demanded a jury trial we would crash the system. They do make that risk very hard to take, as she said. But at this point even white people see how broken the system is. Jury nullification should be our battle cry — ask NJ Weedman.