On July 8th outside of Atlanta’s posh Capital City Club, 34-year-old Christian Broder was shot during a robbery and later died. His alleged killer, 17-year-old Jayden Myrick, now faces a life prison sentence. However, there’s a bigger picture to this horrible crime: The case underscores the weak link of Georgia’s criminal justice system.

Judges all too often are now relying on private “rehabilitation” organizations to monitor and “turn around” a criminal, rather than opt for a long prison term. Yet these programs operate with little or no oversight—a fact especially highlighted by the Broder case. 

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