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When Devontae Sanford was just 14 years old, he was arrested for murdering four drug dealers in Detroit, just around the corner from his home. He confessed to the crime, entered a plea on the advice of his former lawyer and served nearly nine years in…
“My name is Paul Butler and I represent the United States — that’s how I used to start my opening statements when I was a prosecutor,” Professor Paul Butler said to the crowd gathered in Hart Auditorium on April 12. “I represented the government in criminal court in the District of Columbia, and I used that power to put black men in prison. And black women. And poor people. And Latinos. Like a lot of prosecutors that was pretty much all I did.”