mass incarceration Archives

This Redditor Absolutely Nails Why ‘Black Lives Matter’ Matters

March 8, 2016

“too” is implied… As Reddit user GreekAesthete brilliantly explains, the thing about people countering the rallying cry “Black Lives Matter” with the line “All Lives Matter” is that to do so perpetuates a system of hate and does nothing to resolve…

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Unreliable Drug Tests Still Send Many Americans To Jail (VIDEO)

January 7, 2016

Last year Fox 13 News of Tampa, Fla., conducted a nine-month investigation into the drug test kits used in the field by police officers across the United States. Their conclusion: Innocent people are being charged and imprisoned based on false-positive…

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Five New Year’s Resolutions For America

December 19, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, many Americans are starting to look toward 2016, drawing up lists of (probably unrealistic) New Year’s resolutions for themselves. Will 2016 be the year that you quit smoking? Lose ten pounds? Learn a new…

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Death And The Devil: Hillary Clinton Toes The Line On Capital Punishment

November 8, 2015

Hillary Clinton is on a proverbial fence about capital punishment True to form, Hillary Clinton is toeing the line. Clinton is notably more palatable to a conservative sensibility on the issue of capital punishment than her chief rivals for the Democratic…

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Chris Christie Deserves Credit For His Moving Speech About Drug Addiction And Treatment (VIDEO)

November 7, 2015

At a town hall in Belmont, New Hampshire, the Huffington Post captured a riveting and emotionally raw moment of New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaking on the need for treatment for drug addicts. Speaking to an…

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Do We Want Prisons To Punish, Or To Rehabilitate?

August 19, 2015

A person is caught by police, arraigned, tried fairly, and found guilty of a crime. They’ll spend the next five to eight years of their life in prison. But what happens next seems to be a point of contention here…

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“We Were Wrong About That.” Clinton Apologizes For Failed Crime Law

July 16, 2015

Bill Clinton spoke before the N.A.A.C.P. on July 15th, and issued a long overdue apology: “Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday disavowed part of the anti-crime legislation that he long considered one of his top accomplishments, concluding that it went…

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