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Re: American Prisons: Slavery By The Backdoor

Norland ·
Slavery has been transformed into the Prison Industrial Complex, because in reality, slavery has NEVER BEEN ABOLISHED!!!!!!
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Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders

sunnubian ·
Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 by Black Agenda Report Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders by Glen Ford The nation’s largest private prison company, the Corrections Corporation of America, is on a buying spree. With a war chest of $250 million, the corporation, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange , earlier this year sent letters to 48 states, offering to buy their prisons outright. To ensure their profitability, the corporation insists that it be...
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American Prisons: Slavery By The Backdoor

sunnubian ·
Scout FinchFollowRSSDaily Kos staffProfileDiaries (list)StreamWED NOV 13, 2013 AT 12:09 PM PSTAmerican Prisons: Slavery By The BackdoorbyJen HaydenFollow  Email 20 Comments / 20 New Stephen Fry is an English comedian, actor,...
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I hear this statistics now more than ever, But how many complete college??? That's the real question that needs to be addressed. I haven't found an answer to this yet. That is a good question; something that should be answered by African Americans in academia in positions of educating, enrolling, counseling and motivating students, particularly those at our HBCUs. IMO, most people do not complete college because they come in with a lot of personal and/or family...
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Re: FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: The issue is people being incarcerated unjustly WHY do we care how much they are paying for phone calls?? Damn I couldn't care less! Free the unjustly convicted! I understand your point Yemaya, however, what you may not be considering is the fact that people cannot assist in their own defense or be properly defended from behind bars, especially when they cannot afford to make the appropriate phone calls or the number of phone calls needed to be made. But, even...
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Re: Criminalizing Mental Illness

RadioRaheem ·
they will continue this because they need the numbers for the Prison Industrial Complex. They just found a way to make Black people valuable again. Poor people can't claim 'Affluenzia' as an excuse. After Jim Crow has been modernized to "Juan Crow", Black people became an outdated labor force, unless we are jailed and can provide cheap prison labor, which is being marketed to companies considering outsourcing to other countries.
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Re: NEO-SLAVE PLANTATIONS

Norland ·
The Prison Industrial Complex might be Slavery's first cousin or twin. The cops, courts, guards, guards are ole' Massa personified.
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Re: The new debtors prisons: Pennsylvania mother dies while jailed for truancy fines

sunnubian ·
"It's a crime not to have money in America." ********************************************************** That is essentially what America's Prison Industrial Complex is built on and the fact that America's Prison Industrial Complex is really no more than another Cash-Cow for those with money. This woman may as well have been kidnapped from Africa and held hostage on some cotton plantation in America until she just collapsed and died.
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Black August: Beyond 34 Years of Resistance

sunnubian ·
Black August: Beyond 34 Years of Resistance August 12, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 8 Seventeen-year-old Jonathan Jackson – his beloved big brother George called him Man-child – disarms a guard during the Marin County Courthouse Slave Rebellion on Aug. 7, 1970. AFRICANGLOBE – When the concept of Black August manifested in 1979, many thought it was simply a focus group protest growing out of the avoidable death of Khatari Gaulden on Aug. 1, 1978, in...
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Divest from private prisons [Tell the private prison industry: Black bodies are not for sale]

sunnubian ·
<label class="grey">FEATURED CAMPAIGN</label> Divest from private prisons Private prison companies are making a killing off of our broken and discriminatory criminal justice system. The industry brings in nearly $5 billion in profit each year from locking people in some of the country's worst prisons, lobbying hard for contracts and policies that will keep them there. The bottom line is: our criminal justice system is not a business. But we have the power to stop this. Private...
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Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits

sunnubian ·
Colorlines.com /now Senate Accepts Deal to Kick Formerly Incarcerated Off Food Benefits Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images by Brentin Mock , Thursday, May 23 2013, 10:13 AM EST 15K Comments 14 Tags: infographic Yesterday, Sen. Vitter of Louisiana offered up an amendment to permanently drop anyone ever convicted of a violent crime from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). According to Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Democrats in the...
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FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates

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FCC Issues Order to Lower Prison Phone Rates A telephone and a toilet are shown in the holding cell area where arrestees are allowed their phone call at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Substation May 10, 2005 in Orcutt, California. (Photo by Aaron Lambert-Pool/Getty Images) Infographic: Hatty Lee by Jamilah King , Friday, August 9 2013, 12:11 PM EST 2K Comments Tags: infographic The Federal Communications Commission issued an order on Friday to lower the cost of prison phone rates. It’s an...
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What Does Millions in Lobbying Money Buy? Five Congresspeople in the Pocket of the Private Prison Industry

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Subscribe Donate Store Programs <form accept-charset="UTF-8" action="http://www.thenation.com/search/apachesolr_search" id="header_search" method="post"> </form> What Does Millions in Lobbying Money Buy? Five Congresspeople in the Pocket of the Private Prison Industry | The Nation What Does Millions in Lobbying Money Buy? Five Congresspeople in the Pocket of the Private Prison Industry Lee Fang and Francis Reynolds February 27, 2013 <script...
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"More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

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More Black Men in College Than In Prison March 4, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Schools such as Urban Prep Academy has a 100% college bound graduates who are entirely Black AFRICANGLOBE – At this point, it’s almost a clichÉ to declare “There are more Black men in jail than in college.” I’ve heard it my entire life—from adults, friends, politicians, and assorted pundits. When he was just a presidential candidate, then-Senator Barack Obama told the NAACP that “We...
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Wells Fargo Profiting From For-Profit Prisons

sunnubian ·
Wells Fargo Profiting From For-Profit Prisons The US prison system is notorious and lately there has been a major shift in privatizing facilities within the industry. Currently, one out of every 100 Americans is behind bars, making the US the country with the highest incarnation rates in the world. The prison industrial complex has a vested interest in keeping people locked up. Wells Fargo is one of the companies that is profiting for the practice and Axel Caballero, founder of Cuentame,...
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President Pushes to Give Offenders a Second Chance as States Lead The Way in Prison Reform

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President Pushes to Give Offenders a Second Chance as States Lead The Way in Prison Reform July 1, 2014 | Posted by Taylor Gordon Tagged With: Champions of Change , Eric Holder , jobs for ex-cons , President Barack Obama , prison reform Throughout the last year, President Obama has been adamant about rolling out new policies to assist in prison reform and reducing the high rates of recidivism. On Monday, the president set aside a day to honor ex-convicts who have made a successful re-entry...
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Criminalizing Mental Illness

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US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums <cite class="byline vcard top-line">By ADAM GELLER 8 hours ago </cite> Associated Press Videos Jails Struggle With Role As Makeshift Asylums  Bill Hader's Accidental Acting Life 200 views <button class="Btn Primary" data-rapid_p="12">Load More</button> CHICAGO (AP) — Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli...
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15 to Life: Kenneth's Story

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15 to Life: Kenneth's Story #15tolife Premiere Date: August 4, 2014 Film Description In June 2000, 14-year-old Kenneth Young was convinced by a 24-year-old neighborhood crack dealer — Kenneth's mother's supplier — to join him on a month-long spree of four armed robberies. The older man planned the Tampa, Fla. heists and brandished the pistol—and, on one occasion, he was talked out of raping one of the victims by his young partner. Fortunately, no one was physically injured during the crimes,...
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The new debtors prisons: Pennsylvania mother dies while jailed for truancy fines

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Laura Clawson Follow RSS Daily Kos staff Profile Diaries (list) Stream THU JUN 12, 2014 AT 09:33 AM PDT The new debtors prisons: Pennsylvania mother dies while jailed for truancy fines by Laura Clawson Follow Email 191 Comments / 191 New If you thought debtors prison was something straight out of Charles Dickens—and something long ago left behind us—think again. Debtors prison is becoming very much a part of the American prison-industrial complex , and on Saturday, a Pennsylvania mother of...
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The Wal-Mart Model: Not Just for Retail, Now It’s for Private Prisons Too!

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ARTICLE COMMENTS 0 The Wal-Mart Model: Not Just for Retail, Now It’s for Private Prisons Too! 09/29/2014 Private Prisons By Carl Takei , ACLU National Prison Project at 12:02pm The nation's biggest and baddest for-profit prison company suddenly cares about halfway houses – so much so, that they want in on the action. About a year after acquiring a smaller firm that operates halfway houses and other community corrections facilities, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) CEO Damon Hininger...
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Re: Tell Your Lawmakers: Shut Down The New Debtors' Prisons

EbonyRose ·
If you think that's bad ..... Probation fees rise, firms profit and poor jailed Courts turn to for-profit businesses that specialize in collections Richard Earl Garrett is the lead plaintiff in the class actionsuit against the town of Harpersville, Ala. Mr. Garrett has spent a total of 24 months in jail and owes $10,000, all for traffic and license violations that began a decade ago. By ETHAN BRONNER CHILDERSBURG, Ala. — Three years ago, Gina Ray, who is now 31 and unemployed, was fined $179...
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Re: Tell Your Lawmakers: Shut Down The New Debtors' Prisons

Kocolicious ·
I always THOUGH you couldn't lock a person up just cuz they owe money. Except for taxes, collection agencies are breaking the law when they say folks can go to jail if fees are not paid. I saw a show on cable where the collection rep was telling this woman that if she didn't pay, the sheriff will come to her house and tell her to jail. But that was a lie-a scare tactic to get money....but! They are NOT suppose to do that. And I don't know about how the laws work in rural areas, I just know...
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Re: Tell Your Lawmakers: Shut Down The New Debtors' Prisons

sunnubian ·
I know that it used to be that a person could not be locked up for a debt owed, but now? These "States" have been quietly making their own laws, many of which are unconstitutional, so it now may depend on exactly which state you happen to live in as to whether or not a creditor can have you locked up. The same with wage garnishment. Wage garnishment was made unlawful, now I see, that it is no longer against the law for creditors to garnish people wages.
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Re: The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners!

Yemaya ·
When people don't study history, specifically their own, they are doomed to repeat it. There is an entire documentary about this happening after Reconstruction through the 1940's. However, its not like this has ever stopped happening at all.
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Re: The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners!

sunnubian ·
Your are correct. I have had several arguments with certain Black people that have the belief that they don't need to know anything about Black history, and especially anything about African history or Africa at all. It's not JUST a Black phenomenon, that holds true to EVERYONE. Look how soon Americans "forget" the job-killing, economy crippling policies of the prior administration or the one before that, etc. But, it IS or SHOULD BE more of an interest or concern for African Americans and...
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Re: The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners!

EbonyRose ·
I wish he had been a little more specific in how he planned - or how we as a community - could successfully accomplish this!! I mean .... is he talking about forming our own (opposition) "lobby" ... or "fundraising" for our own candidates to get these laws changed??? Should we be protesting/marching/demanding in the streets to shut down these private "hotel" prisons?? Or should be be aiming our arrows directly at the (in)justice system of courts, judges, DAs and PDs???? It's great that NYC...
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Re: The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners!

Yemaya ·
Russ he's a great guy. But as far as doing anything constructive on this issue, I have no confidence in him. Nor am I holding my breath about it.
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Tell Your Lawmakers: Shut Down The New Debtors' Prisons

sunnubian ·
 DEMAND PROGRESS:  http://demandprogress.org/  Tell Your Lawmakers: Shut Down The New Debtors' Prisons Americans are in more debt than ever before, and the banks are going to new extremes to squeeze us for every last penny: If...
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PETITION: Prison Reform

sunnubian ·
Please Sign Our Petition: Prison Reform & Gun Violence Must Be Part of the 2012 Debates! Pres. Obama and Gov. Romney there must be a national debate over this growing crisis! Gun deaths and mass incarcerations deteriorate all that is good about our nation. Between 2000 and 2009, guns killed nearly 300,000 people in the U.S¹. And, with only 5% of the world's population, the U.S. has 25% of the world's prisoners². The cost of incarceration for U.S. taxpayers? A staggering $63.4 billion...
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The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners!

sunnubian ·
Russell SimmonsFounder, GlobalGrind.com  The Despicable Act of Paying for Prisoners! The greedy, corrupt prison lobbyists and their bosses are back at it again using false and misleading statements and statistics to scare the public...
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Guantanamo, Ten Years On

sunnubian ·
<h6 class="node-title"> Guantanamo, Ten Years On </h6> <h6 class="node-subtitle">Human Rights Watch on the Tenth Anniversary of Guantanamo</h6> January 6, 2012 The front gate of Camp Delta is shown at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay. © 2007 Reuters Related Materials: US: Make Guantanamo’s 10th Anniversary Its Last Letter to President Obama: End Detention Without Trial and Close Guantanamo More Coverage: Guantanamo Ten Years On Guantanamo Ten Years...
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Re: PIPELINE FROM NEIGHBORHOOD TO PRISON: WHERE ALL THE GUNS COME FROM

sunnubian ·
Anyone leaving a cash of weapons and ammunition in an alley is the responsible for EVERYTHING that happens with those weapons from the point that they deliberately, and calculatingly place them in the alley. Of course, if it were my teenage or young immature son, I would expect that he would not even touch the guns and come home to let us know what he saw in the alley, but my we don't live in Chicago, where, like this young man said, "if you live in Chicago, you better have a gun" . So,...
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Divest from private prisons

sunnubian ·
Divest from private prisons SEP 04 2013 TAKE ACTION Private prison companies are making a killing off today's broken and discriminatory criminal justice system. Industry giants like CCA and GEO Group rake in billions in profit each year from locking disproportionately Black and brown people in some of the country's most dangerous prisons. In order to maximize profit and keep the industry alive, private prison companies have successfully lobbied for years to expand failed criminal justice...
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Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people."

sunnubian ·
Ex-Black Panther Head on Gun Control, Obama Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people." By: Leila McDowell | Posted: February 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM 131 215 Email Text Size via saccityexpress.com ( The Root ) -- Elaine Brown, the only woman to head the Black Panther Party, became chairman when Huey P. Newton fled to Cuba to avoid jail in 1974. The party shocked the nation with its advocacy of self-defense and images of defiant...
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Ex-Black Panther Head, Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people"

sunnubian ·
Ex-Black Panther Head on Gun Control, Obama Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people." By: Leila McDowell | Posted: February 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM Text Size via saccityexpress.com ( The Root ) -- Elaine Brown, the only woman to head the Black Panther Party, became chairman when Huey P. Newton fled to Cuba to avoid jail in 1974. The Party shocked the nation with its advocacy of self-defense and images of defiant young black men...
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Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons

sunnubian ·
Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:29 by Chris Hedges A coalition of organizations led by the Interfaith Prison Coalition has concluded that the only way to roll back the is to boycott the corporations that profit from mass incarceration . “Since profit is the only language the involved corporations know how to speak, we will have to speak to them in the language they understand.” Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations...
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Shocking Video Shows Teen's Horrifying 3-Year Incarceration at Rikers Island

sunnubian ·
CIVIL LIBERTIES Shocking Video Shows Teen's Horrifying 3-Year Incarceration at Rikers Island Kalief Browder was arrested on charges of stealing a backpack. By Raw Story / Raw Story April 24, 2015 Print 24 COMMENTS flag handcuffs Ten days before his 16th birthday, Kalief Browder was arrested in the Bronx on charges of stealing a backpack. Browder would spend the next three years at Rikers Island, New York City’s massive jail complex, awaiting trial . He spent two of those years in solitary...
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BRAVE NEW FILMS: Justice Shorts

sunnubian ·
Justice Shorts Our nation continues to seriously struggle with racial and criminal injustice. We see it on the news everyday. And far too many Americans experience the daily devastating effects of individual and systematic racism and classism. Our nation can’t thrive when it’s locking up more people than any other country in the world. Harsh sentences for non-violent offenses are breaking up families and taking away people’s basic rights. And this disproportionately affects poor people and...
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Can Virtual Reality Videos Put a Dent in Mass Incarceration?

sunnubian ·
Can Virtual Reality Videos Put a Dent in Mass Incarceration? Project Empathy is using the emerging medium to force action on criminal justice reform. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker watches virtual reality video 'The Letter.' SEP 16, 2016 Sean Eckhardt is an editorial fellow for TakePart. He previously wrote for The Hollywood Reporter and Eye Magazine. What is it like to be an eight-year-old girl seeing your mom go to prison—or to be a man spending seven years in solitary confinement? The United...
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Re: HOW THEY STILL LYNCH BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
http://www.yourblackworld.net/...ear-old-in-the-face/ is this Stand your Ground too?? ---------- Stand Your Ground? 46-Year-Old Sh*οοts 7-Year-Old In the Face Brian Cloninger Reported by: John “Hennry” Harris A 46-year-old Dallas, TX man, Brian Cloninger, was arrested Tuesday (September 3) night after a shοοting that left a 7-year-old boy in critical condition. The child, who was identified by family members as Donald Maiden Jr. , suffered a gυnshot wound to the face at the La Bella Palms...
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Re: HOW THEY STILL LYNCH BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
“Yeah, I shot that kid” – An 8 Year Old ‘Trayvon Martin’ Was Just Shot Posted by PBSpot Admin 06 September 2013 53 Comments 186 CBS News 11 in Dallas, Texas is reporting that an 8 year old African American boy was shot in the face while playing a game of “tag.” The youth, “DJ” or Donald Maiden, Jr., was shot by a Caucasian man who simply said “Yeah, I shot that kid” according to witnesses. DJ’s mother, Latamarin Locklin, recounted, “When he ran in I just screamed. His mouth was just hanging...
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Re: HOW THEY STILL LYNCH BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

Norland ·
Right now, the African is just as insane as the European. Don't forget that the wayward bullets of the Africans are slaughtering children too. They can't aim worth a damn!! When the African retaliates, here comes the Prison Industrial Complex and the Death Penalty. Our name's not Zimmerman doncha know? I think we're gonna have to sue somebody for a cajillion dollars to get everyone off our behinds forever and ever. Might have to take this brutality shit to the World Court. 500 years is way...
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Re: HOW THEY STILL LYNCH BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Norland: ARMAGEDDON faces every single African in the whole wide world, as soon as he is BORN!!!!!! Enslavement, incarceration, shoot-ups, shoot-downs, beaten to pulps, ridiculed, hatred everywhere. This SHIT has to stop. African women (yes, I said WOMEN) are crying, dying, sighing over their babies, I don't care how old they are. They're our BABIES!!!!!!! You're absolutely right! It is astounding that African Americans don't seem to know [or care] that WE are living the...
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Re: HOW THEY STILL LYNCH BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
White Dallas Man Shoots 8-Year-Old Black Boy Playing Tag Dallas police said that Donald Maiden Jr., who had just celebrated his 8th birthday on Sunday, was shot in the face on Tuesday while playing tag outside his apartment complex. BY: LYNETTE HOLLOWAY Posted: Sept. 7 2013 11:57 AM DALLAS POLICE SAID THAT DONALD MAIDEN JR. WAS SHOT IN THE FACE TUESDAY WHILE PLAYING TAG. (KTVT SCREENSHOT) D onald Maiden Jr., who celebrated his 8th birthday on Sunday, is struggling to recover at a Texas...
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Re: Call GA Governor, Prison Officials, Demand End to Deliberate Malnourishment & the "Tier Step Down" Program

Norland ·
Once you get caught up in the system you can FORGET about your family. You belong to them and they'll do whatever the fuck they want to do to you and your mother, father, sister, brothers, no one can do anything about your situation. To get messed up in the Prison Industrial Complex, one HAS TO BE OUT OF THEIR MIND FROM JUMP STREET. These days, you might not GET OUT OF COLLEGE alive or with your full faculties. Between rape and racism, it's a serious DAMN and an EXPENSIVE 4 years; and now...
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‘Raise the Age’ Is the New ‘Ban the Box’ The effort to keep older teens out of adult courts is also winning.

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‘Raise the Age’ Is the New ‘Ban the Box’ The effort to keep older teens out of adult courts is also winning. (Photo: Lou Jones/Getty Images) MAY 16, 2016Rebecca McCray is a staff writer covering social justice. She is based in New York. Bio Thousands of 16- and 17-year-olds across the country are poised to benefit from criminal justice reform’s latest bipartisan effort. Of the nine remaining states that automatically try 17-year-olds in the adult criminal justice system (two of them deem...
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Re: JPay Made 50 Million Dollars Off Prisoners Last Year

sunnubian ·
I think your take on it is correct in the minds of so many Americans. It's amazing that the predominate race in this country can't seem to put two and two together [or want to live in denial of facts] that Black people are only about 12% of the population, and when they run out of Black people to be the "product" of the Prison Industrial Complex Industry Plantations, they are not going to just walk away from all those millions/billions in profits. White people in America can keep thinking...
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Re: JPay Made 50 Million Dollars Off Prisoners Last Year

Momentum ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I think your take on it is correct in the minds of so many Americans. It's amazing that the predominate race in this country can't seem to put two and two together [or want to live in denial of facts] that Black people are only about 12% of the population, and when they run out of Black people to be the "product" of the Prison Industrial Complex Industry Plantations, they are not going to just walk away from all those millions/billions in profits. White people...
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Cutting Unfair Crack Cocaine Sentences Saves Taxpayers >$500 Million

sunnubian ·
Politics ⇒ Civil Liberties , Crime and Justice , Race and Ethnicity , Top Stories Cutting Unfair Crack Cocaine Sentences Saves Taxpayers >$500 Million Charts: New report breaks down progress on the crack vs powder disparity. —By Dana Liebelson | Fri Aug. 9, 2013 3:00 AM PDT 22 Crack cocaine David Monniaux/Wikipedia Commons America's prisons are bursting at the seams, and many states can no longer afford to keep offenders behind bars. Just last week, the Supreme Court ordered California to...
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HOW THEY STILL LYNCH BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

sunnubian ·
State of Equality and Justice in America: The Presumption of Guilt June 5, 2013 | Filed under: Editorial , Featured | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Louis Taylor was falsely imprisoned for 42 years by the U.S. justice system AFRICANGLOBE – After serving 42 years in an Arizona prison for a crime he didn’t commit, a 58-year-old man was finally released this April. When Louis Taylor was just 16, he ventured out of his comfort zone to try a happy hour advertised by an upscale Tucson hotel, a typical...
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