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Victim. Criminal. The Myth Of Difference.

Merle Cooper

Victim/Criminal tells the story of Hakeem Carter, who was brutally attacked while walking home from work one night.

Once Hakeem had physically healed, he was still traumatized mentally; he only felt safe when he had a gun. One night while walking with a friend, police stopped Hakeem and searched him. Though Hakeem had a legal permit to own his gun, he did not have a conceal-to-carry license. Hakeem was prosecuted as though he were a criminal. The system never saw him as a victim.

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