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Color Aroused Judge and April Griffin

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Let's talk with the sister of April Griffin who is in jail for no reason other than for standing up as a Black woman. This is a case that was started over two years ago. April Griffin attracted a legion of supporters last year with her desperate refusal to accept a judge's order that her son's father be given a chance to share custody. She sent the boy into hiding in May 2007 and showed up at the Milwaukee County courthouse and told District Judge Michael Goulee to go ahead and put her in jail. He did just that and sent deputies searching her family members' homes, threatening to arrest anyone found helping hide the child. But as the months passed, nothing changed. Griffin remained in jail, and her son, Jesse Moses Griffin-Sebuliba, remained missing. When Goulee released Griffin earlier this year, citing her fast-deteriorating health in jail, he did so with a warning. The child, he said, "will be found. And he will be found with someone, and that someone will be charged with a crime." Lern more about the crime against April Griffin, Tasered While Black, Beaten, and abused by the system. Let's talk about it tonight on the Political Slugfest, if you can handle the truth.