Others brought up the case of Kalief Browder, who was 16 w

  and spent three years behind bars without being convicted of a crime. He was later charged with robbery and rele

ased in 2013 when the charges against him were dropped. He killed himself two years later.

  ”Kalief Browder did almost as much time on Rikers pre-trial for the charge of stealing a knapsack,” Ara Wilson tweeted.

  Hechinger said he is not trying to make a case for harsher sentences for Manafort and other suspects.

  ”I am simply pointing out the outrageous disparity betw

een his treatment and others, disproportionately poor and people of color,” he tweeted.

  But in response to his tweets, some said the main issue is not Manafort’s 47-m

onth sentence but the nation’s justice system that imposes harsher crimes and mandatory minimums for lesser crimes.