Why you should see “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”

I get really sick of people making assumptions about how the criminal justice system works, essentially based on their knowledge of Law & Order.

“If I were really innocent, I would make my attorney go to trial.” Really? Well, how are you getting that attorney?

In most states, you only get a public defender if you’re below the poverty line. Own a house or car? Sorry, friend. A judge doesn’t care what’s in your bank account or how little you earn. Sell that house or car or borrow it from your family.

Even if you happened to get a public defender, caseloads in some areas are as high as 700+ per lawyer. It’s not possible for them to drop everything for your case, even though they want to for every client.

Now you want a private attorney, you say? The average criminal defense lawyer charges $150/hour and $1,000 per day of trial in a felony case. This all varies by geography and more, but expect $$$.

Does it sound expensive to get the justice you deserve? You bet. Maybe that’s why only 3% of cases actually go to trial. 97% plead guilty just to get out of jail or avoid facing a worse sentence at trial.

Tonight, I saw the documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” about a small, family-owned bank serving the immigrant community in New York’s Chinatown. Despite having less than a 1% default rate on their mortgage loans, it was the only bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. This family fought back and WON—at the price of TEN MILLION DOLLARS.

I had the honor of hearing some of the Sung family and the film producer speak after the screening and was blown away by everyone’s humility and kindness. They reminded me of why I do what I do.

Jessie Da Silva

Craving more from your life & business?
I can help.

After months of largely crickets in my online business, I was able to do enough inner work that I could follow my true calling without fear. Once I snapped into the right mindset and habits, the money began to flow effortlessly. And now I'm ready to teach you to do that, too.


LEARN MORE
Jessie Da Silva

Make More Money Today
Everyone needs balance to find alignment. Take this quiz to figure out where to focus your effort so you can call in more abundance! Check your email after for free resources.

GET THE TRACKER & GUIDE
0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

YOU might also like

Picture of an alter with lavender on it with the words "How I manifested more than 20k in one launch" with Jessie DaSilva written on the top

How I Manifested More Than $20k in One Launch

Today, I want to tell you about one of my biggest money manifestations in business to date: How I manifested more than $20k in one launch. It all started at the tail end of 2020, but came to fruition earlier this year. In the post right before this one, I told you...
Picture of an altar with lavender and the words "how I manifested my dream career" with Jessie DaSilva written over the picture

How I Manifested My Dream Career

People have scoffed at me when I’ve spoken about “manifesting” your dream career or dream business, but it’s only because they’re more familiar with its other names:  Mindset. Positive Thinking. Risk-taking. Leaps of Faith. Saying, “Fuck It” and Doing it Anyway....
Picture of someone on their laptop with the words "Free Resources and Black Friday Sales" with Jessie Da Silva written over the picture.

Free Resources and Black Friday Sales

Hey new and old friends! So you’ve found me on TikTok or Buzzfeed, and you’re intrigued by what it is I do. But you're not sure where to go from here? I'm going to go over some Free Resouces and my Black Friday Deals with you. Which Facebook Group is for you?  5...
A picture of ladies working at a desk with the words "My new Facebook Group is now live!" on top with Jessie DaSilva

My new Facebook Group is live!

Hey new and old friends, so I know I said I was making another BRAND NEW GROUP for those who want networking, job hunt, and career advice and I have good news…  My new Facebook Group is ready!  Here’s the link Check out my Black Friday Sale Offers! I also wanted to...
Picture of Jessie DaSilva with words "I've been featured in Buzzfeed!" on top.

I’ve been featured in Buzzfeed!

Hey old and new friends! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself on my socials since being featured on Buzzfeed for my viral TikTok content!  I’m Jessie DaSilva, also known as the Millennial Money Witch, a name given to me by Forbes for my brand of coaching...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This