Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock blames 'pandemic of racism' for brother's drug conviction

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Sen. Raphael Warnock has publicly decried America’s justice system for years, often citing the case of his half-brother Keith Coleman, who was sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking operation.

Instead of mentioning the severity of Coleman’s offense or the fact that he was a cop at the time he committed it, Sen. Warnock simply chalked the sentence up to a “pandemic of racism” in the system.

As the Washington Free Beacon reports, while Coleman was an officer with the Savannah Police Department in Georgia, he used his police powers and equipment to help facilitate a cross-border drug trafficking operation.

Between 1996 and 1997, Coleman is alleged to have received $46,000 for his role in the scheme, which involved the trafficking of 28.2kg of cocaine.

According to the Free Beacon, Coleman became a “ringleader” of sorts, and often threatened those with whom he dealt that he would use his police powers to throw them in jail if they failed to do what he told them.

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