There are many injustices to which the system remains blind. Standing as the accused is damaging to anyone forced to undergo the process, whether guilty or innocent. Defendants confront loss of employment and impoverishment, stigmatization and the loss of dignity, and exposure to mental and physical harm. These injustices occur throughout the court process, and on a daily basis. While they seem unconscionable to anyone forced to suffer or witness them, they are baked into a system that operates for the maintenance of class power and protection of property.

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