A Jackson Group Formed To Get Black Mothers Out of Jail - Now, They Want To Abolish Cash Bail

Tamara is photographed in downtown Jackson, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Tamara was released from jail after the Mississippi Bail Out Collective paid her $5,000 bond.

What began as a typical Sunday evening turned into two nights of trauma for a Madison County resident named Tamara after the neighbors called the cops on her 10-year-old son.

Tamara was sitting on the couch watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix when two police officers knocked on her door last month.

The police were responding to a call that Tamara’s son was trying to spray people with a fire extinguisher. Accompanied by an officer, Tamara walked to her car, took out her purse and handed over her driver’s license. She had nothing to hide, she thought, as she explained her son’s behavioral issues. The officer nodded along while listening to his earpiece and left.

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