Judge sentences black 15-year-old to five years' prison, 10 years' probation over one pair of shoes
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Dayonn Davis of Columbus, Ga., has experienced the very worst of our justice system. His case illustrates how profoundly the abuse of discretion by prosecutors and judges can affect the lives of not just defendants, but families and communities. 

In January 2016, Davis, then 15, answered a Facebook ad seeking a buyer for a pair of Nike sneakers. He and a friend met the seller in a park; after trying the shoes on, Davis said, “these shoes is took,” all reports seem to agree. Then Davis’s friend...

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