The world has lost another champion of justice and compassion
July 13, 2017 4:50 PM   Subscribe

Scharlette Holdman has died at 70. She tirelessly fought to save those facing the death penalty. You can read about her and her work in books and articles, or listen to a radio program. I had the privilege of meeting her in the 90's in San Francisco. She was dedicated, smart, angry, and hilarious - and all to a degree most people I know never approach. RIP. There is more justice in the world because you were here.
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posted by Pong74LS at 5:03 PM on July 13


While she represented a bunch of high profile defendants, much of her work was for people who were simply being railroaded because they didn't have the resources to be competently represented in the US Criminal Justice system.
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posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 9:08 PM on July 13


She was truly a social justice warrior. She will be missed by those that knew her, and by those who her work continues to aid. Rest in peace, Ms Goldman.
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