Legal Aid Society


Watch: The Myth of Equal Justice, Fighting to Balance The Scales

Twyla Carter, Attorney-in-Chief and CEO of The Legal Aid Society, recently joined Alfred Edmond Jr. on an episode on Black Enterprise’s Beyond the Hype to discuss inequity in the criminal legal system.

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Carter discussed the imbalance in funding that plagues public defenders across the country, nowhere more so than in New York City.

“The NYPD has 30 times the budget we do,” she explained. “The need for funding our mission of defending low-income New Yorkers is about fairness, it’s about giving people a fair chance at justice.”

Watch the full conversation below.