$800 in donations helped Rahman Bethea avoid trial for his 2016 felony arrest. But critics of what they describe as “pay to play” justice say the lives of hundreds of other low-income defendants are compromised by the courts.
$800 in donations helped Rahman Bethea avoid trial for his 2016 felony arrest. But critics of what they describe as “pay to play” justice say the lives of hundreds of other low-income defendants are compromised by the courts.
$800 in donations helped Rahman Bethea avoid trial for his 2016 felony arrest. But critics of what they describe as “pay to play” justice say the lives of hundreds of other low-income defendants are compromised by the courts.

He got an $800 break in court. Others won’t be as lucky.

January 23, 2018 02:05 PM