Heartbreaking cruelty: A judge is refusing to release a Black learning-disabled kid jailed for missing homework.

“Stay strong,” says the girl’s mother.

“I can’t,” says the girl, with her head on her mother’s shoulder.

The situation “is going to get worse before it gets better,” says Michigan Judge Mary Ellen Brennan, who is up for re-election this year. “Because I am about to go over all the crap, all the negative, all the prior attempts at helping. I am going through it all.”

Yeah. The judge is the real victim in all this.

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Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner