"A jury would see 'a big black teenager, and you’re automatically going to be assumed guilty." - In the case of Brian Bates who was wrongly accused and convicted for the rape of and by denigrate Wanetta Gibson; being advised by his attorney to take guilty plea in order to avoid a tsunami of a long prison sentence.
It would be recalled that it was the same script all over and in the same manner Robert Shapiro earlier ill-advised OJ Simpson to plea bargain before Johnny Cochran took over and secured his acquittal. Anyway, Icheoku asks, who says American underbelly, especially its application of justice to people of color and the poor is squeaky clean? For these class of humanity, they are not as privileged and are often presumed guilty until proven innocent; and there goes the much mouthed justice for all to the mincer?