Restorative Justice–Starting with Veterans

09 Justice, Civil Society, Law Enforcement, Military
Who, Me?

Veterans Court Seeks Alternate Justice System in Philadelphia

truthout, Sunday 29 May 2011

by: John Grant, This Can’t Be Happening

John Fleming is a 58-year-old African American born and raised in Philadelphia who served in the Army from 1969 to 1972 maintaining nuclear weapons in silos in Germany.

It was 10:45 AM on Friday outside Courtroom 1006 in Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center. Fleming had been “caught with an illegal substance.” Instead of taking his chances in the regular court system in Philadelphia, he had volunteered to participate in Philadelphia’s Veterans Court.