This DA is sending Black people to jail for being poor. Tell her to resign.

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    This DA is sending Black people to jail for being poor. Tell her to resign.

    In June, a Black woman, Lakeisha Dibbles, died in Texas’ Harris County Jail, just a town over from where Sandra Bland died, and hardly anyone talked about it or raised a fuss aside from her family. Black people have been dying in Harris County jails for years--and most of them were never even convicted of a crime. A corrupt bail and witness bond system has turned jail into prison for people who are too poor to pay their way out--and it’s claimed the lives of 55 people over the past 6 years.

    These atrocities have only gotten worse under the leadership of Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson--who's up for re-election in November.

    DA Devon Anderson’s name and the horrific things happening in Harris County have mostly stayed in the shadows. But after she boldly defended her office's decision to jail an innocent white rape survivor and made national news headlines, DA Devon Anderson’s office is coming under a firestorm of scrutiny. And one thing is clear: DA Anderson has no place in office.

    That’s why we’re joining the Texas Organizing Project in demanding that DA Anderson immediately resign. Will you sign the petition?

    Below is the letter we will send to Harris County District Attorney, Devon Anderson on your behalf:

    Dear District Attorney Anderson,

    I am writing to ask you to resign from your role as Harris County District Attorney. Along with people across the world, I was appalled to learn that your office had a rape victim suffering from mental trauma and illness detained so that she would testify at trial. The fact this happened under your watch and that you have defended these action has convinced me that you are not fit to hold your current office.

    The Houston County Jail is notorious for its treatment of inmates. 55 people died there in the past 6 years. It is no place for victims of violence or those with mental illness. Yet, your offices use of witness and bail bonds make the Harris County Jail a prison for those who have no business there.

    This most recent case demonstrates a complete lack of regard or compassion for the well-being or rape survivors from the District Attorney's office under your leadership. You should remove yourself from office. It is time for new leadership that treats people with respect and dignity.

    Thank you,

    [Your name]

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