The injustice of our legal system against a black man named Harrison Floyd during the sixtieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s march on Washington is eye-opening. One of the famous quotes from King about justice is poignant for what is happening currently to Harrison Floyd. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Dr. King interprets a long-known theological proposition introduced by St. Paul to the Corinthians: “. . .there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all parts share its joy.”
The age-old wisdom of scripture and the modern voice of a civil rights freedom fighter is made clear in the case against Harrison Floyd, who Judge Emily Richardson denied bail. Floyd is the director of the Black Voices for Trump and was indicted along with 18 others charged with RICO violations to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. In addition to conspiracy, Floyd is accused of false statements and writings, and Fulton County Superior Court Judge Emily Richardson claims that Floyd is at risk of committing another felony.
Floyd is quoted as saying, “I got on a plane, I voluntarily came here, I am already here on federal pretrial supervision,” referring to a case from earlier this year in which he is charged with assaulting an FBI agent who was serving him a subpoena for a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. “I had no issues on being on pretrial supervision, there is no way I’m a flight risk, I showed up here before the president was here.”
The honorable Judge Richardson, by denying bail, has gone back on her pledge to citizens during her reelection bid by claiming, “ My goals in this position have been (1) to give equitable treatment & fair administration of justice to all parties before the Court.” How can there be any semblance of equitable treatment and fair administration of justice when only one defendant who cannot afford a personal attorney is rotting in the notorious Fulton County Jail?
Very few, if any, know all of the facts surrounding this case. However, it makes little difference because it is known that Floyd is not an accused violent offender, nor is he independently wealthy enough to go on the lamb, or is there a shred of evidence he will commit another felony. The judge’s decision is unjust and indefensible. Richardson’s decision is even more questioned in the era of bail reform, where there is a constant outcry to release people of color with a low or no bond.
How can this white, middle-aged woman feel so confident in the age of everything racist to be so sure to levy a decision so grossly unfair to one of the only two blacks indicted in this case? How could she be so sure the court of public opinion would not crush her as to make her ridiculous assertions that Floyd was a flight risk and apt to commit more felonies? There can be only one reason: the black man who cannot afford an attorney does not fall into the same category as the ordinary offenders because he is a Trump supporter.
The hypocrisy of the left has no bounds. Is the left really against racism? Not really, because their litmus test is determined by the circumstances, and if the circumstances have anything to do with Trump or an attack on their ideology, racism never seems to apply. Harrison Floyd is a good example of the situation racism the left appears to love and use.
When the legal system devolves into such partisan politics as it already has, the country will find itself in a precarious place. The left and its power hold on the legal system is a threat to everyone. It does not matter who you are. If you deign to question the power and corruption of the present-day taskmasters, they will do everything they can to crush you. Martin Luther King knew this too; his whole civil rights movement was based on a society, government, and legal system rigged against those without power. Sadly, the one step the nation moved forward for equality since King, has taken two steps back.
It is true that when an injustice is heaped upon one citizen, the whole country will suffer. This is surely the case of the denial of bond for Harrison Floyd because who knows who will be the next to be treated unfairly? It just might be you.