Comments on: America’s mass incarceration system: Freedom’s next frontier http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/americas-mass-incarceration-system-freedoms-next-frontier/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: t4525h13 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/americas-mass-incarceration-system-freedoms-next-frontier/#comment-1090617 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:43:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42295#comment-1090617 The crime all too often being Driving While Black, Walking Down The Street While Black or even just being Alive While Black, ain’t that right LetBalanceCome?

I am honestly surprised that the United States gets anything other than derisive horse laughter and the middle finger whenever we go preaching to other countries about human rights. Near daily murders of black males by a racist, militarized police force. The School-to-Prison Pipeline. Upwards of 2 MILLION people behind bars, far more than any other country including Iran, Russia or China – you know, those terrible dictatorships we like to whine about? Oh and let’s not forget the GITMO concentration camp which by the way is a hotbed of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Until we get our own disgusting house in order, nobody else on earth should pay the least bit of attention to the US when we go around the world fat-mouthing about human rights. In the future, people will look back on this era with the same sort of disgust and revulsion that we look back at the time of Jim Crow and Slavery. And they will honestly wonder why no one ever rose up in revolt.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/americas-mass-incarceration-system-freedoms-next-frontier/#comment-1088454 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:44:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42295#comment-1088454 Turn our prisons into a labor camps and problem solved we gonna beat China and all the criminals will acquire manufacturing skills and work habit.

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By: Sheeplessuck http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/americas-mass-incarceration-system-freedoms-next-frontier/#comment-1088438 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:00:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42295#comment-1088438 Obama has the power to end the farce on drugs and free all non violent drug offenders with the stroke of a pen. He is just pandering for votes for his party by making these speeches.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/americas-mass-incarceration-system-freedoms-next-frontier/#comment-1088405 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:06:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42295#comment-1088405 ARJTurgot2, check with the NRA on that. Their view is that world is more dangerous than ever. Arm up and buy up. Concur?

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/americas-mass-incarceration-system-freedoms-next-frontier/#comment-1088235 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:47:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42295#comment-1088235 And, yeah, statistically, locking up more criminals HAS made more people safer.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/americas-mass-incarceration-system-freedoms-next-frontier/#comment-1088104 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:19:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42295#comment-1088104 The prison system is an ever-growing boondoggle. We lock up five times more people than we did in the 1950’s. And are you feeling any safer? Boondoggle. And a very expensive one.

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By: LetBalanceCome http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/23/americas-mass-incarceration-system-freedoms-next-frontier/#comment-1088102 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:26:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42295#comment-1088102 If you’re going to whine about the time, don’t do the crime. How simple is that? Obviously not simple enough for American Blacks.

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