Brittney Griner’s Arrest and Sentence

Serge and Clarke discuss the tragic circumstances surrounding the arrest, guilty plea, and sentencing in the Brittney Griner case. Brittney, a WNBA all-star, was arrested at a Moscow airport in February of 2022 for .7 grams of cannabis oil in her luggage. She was convicted and sentenced to 9 years of hard labor in a Russian penal colony. It appears that the Biden administration is negotiating a prisoner exchange for the notorious “Merchant of Death,” Viktor Bout. The Griner case implicates race, gender and sexual identity in an international injustice.