The presumption of innocence should be respected for all citizens, not just the rich. Setting bail out of the financial reach of ordinary citizens assures that jails are full of people not convicted of any crime.
Justin Simien's just-released movie, "Dear White People," explores a multiplicity of identities and the afro-surreal experience of being black and submerged in whiteness.
Robert Scheer is editor of truthdig.com, where this column originally appeared. E-mail Robert Scheer at email@example.com.