(CNN)When LaDawn “LBJ” Jones strolled into a conference at work a number of months earlier, she was struck with a severe case of “black woman magic.”
Everyone in the space appeared like her.
“I strolled into an extremely little meeting room, and I observed that it was all black ladies,” Jones informed CNN. “I sort of got that sensation of ‘this is good– this is interesting.'”
South Fulton, an Atlanta residential area and among Georgia’s most recent cities, has the difference of being possibly the very first city in the country to have its criminal justice system led totally by black ladies:
- Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers
- interim Police Chief Sheila Rogers
- lawyer LaDawn “LBJ” Jones
- public protector Viveca Famber Powell
- court administrator Lakesiya Cofield
- primary notary Ramona Howard
- notary Tiffany Kinslow
- notary Kerry Stephens
Many will hail this group as a conclusive indication of development in the tortured relationship in between the justice system and black America.
But does having a judicial system led completely by black ladies immediately ensure a higher degree of justice for homeowners of this city of 95,000 individuos?