Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

by Paul Butler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595585004
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 511,725
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

A former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler is the country’s leading expert on jury nullification. He provides legal commentary for CNN, NPR, and the Fox News Network and has been featured on 60 Minutes and profiled in the Washington Post . A law professor at Georgetown University, he is the author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice (The New Press). He has published numerous op-eds and book reviews, including in the New York Times , the Washington Post , the Boston Globe , and the Los Angeles Times . He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game: A Prosecutor Meets American Criminal Justice 1

2 Safety First: Why Mass Incarceration Matters 23

3 Justice on Drugs 41

4 Jury Duty: Power to the People 57

5 Patriot Acts: Don't Be a Snitch, Do Be a Witness, and Don't Always Help the Police 79

6 Should Good People Be Prosecutors? 101

7 A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice 123

8 Droppin' Science: High-Tech Justice 147

9 The Beautiful Struggle: Seven Ways to Take Back Justice 167

Notes 187

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