The Past Casts A Long Shadow And Shit Is All Fucked Up And Still Bullshit

Previously I posted about Quante Wright, who was a natural salesman with a criminal record who turned his life around. But due to his criminal record, he was fired by a car dealership employing him after a success story about him appeared in the local media. See: The Past Casts A Long Shadow.

The story gets even worse: Quante Wright, former gang member fired by car dealer, sent back to jail

The article opens with some promise:

The car dealership that fired Quante Wright Monday offered him his job back Thursday. The owner and manager shook hands with Wright after they talked about honesty and second chances.

Less than an hour later, Wright was picked up by U.S. marshals and taken to the Onondaga County Justice Center jail.

Why? Because bullshit:

Wright said was due back at the halfway house at 9 p.m. He made it back by 8:45 p.m., he said. But staff there was waiting for him. They were told that he was fired at 2:30 p.m. He should have been back then, he was told.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Seriously?

While Wright was in lockdown at the halfway house and even as he sits in jail, people from all over the country are emailing him job offers, support and suggestions.

The jail deputies had read his story. One of them shook his hand, Wright said.

Wright, though, said he feels lost. “Society leaves you with no hope,” he said, the noise of other inmates rising behind his voice. “Everyone wants to talk about rehabilitation.”

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Judge cheers Quante Wright, then sends him back to jail

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Thomson asked [Judge] Peebles to continue to keep Wright in jail until his hearing Tuesday.

“It does appear that while the situation is unfortunate, there are no practical alternatives,” Thomson said.

That woman should be ashamed of herself.

I hope Wright understands that people he never met realize what an unjust situation he’s been mired in and that we’re all hoping for the best for him.

Stay strong, Quante Wright. You will prevail.

Same-day update:

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