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Minerva @ Midnight: Lando Cotton wants to lock… you up! Previous Guy returning to Facebook

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Tom Cotton thinks there aren’t enough people in prison, or perhaps like Arkansas lawmakers, thinks even more medical conditions should be criminalized. Cotton is being supported by private prison corporations.

“The United States right now incarcerates more African-Americans as a percentage than apartheid South Africa did.”  

The US is 4% of the world’s population, but has about 20% of the world’s prisoners.

Major American cities saw a 33% increase in homicides last year as a pandemic swept across the country, millions of people joined protests against racial injustice and police brutality, and the economy collapsed under the weight of the pandemic — a crime surge that has continued into the first quarter of this year.

Sixty-three of the 66 largest police jurisdictions saw increases in at least one category of violent crimes in 2020, which include homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, according to a report produced by the Major Cities Chiefs Association. Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Raleigh, North Carolina, did not report increases in any of the violent crime categories.

“The United States right now incarcerates more African-Americans as a percentage than apartheid South Africa did.”  “In 2010, the black male incarceration rate in the United States was 4,347 people per 100,000 in the United States. That comes nowhere close to reported incarceration rates of blacks in South Africa during and immediately after the apartheid era.”…




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