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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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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: Wells Fargo Profiting From For-Profit Prisons

EbonyRose ·
Is there nothing that isn't financially or economically corrupt that this bank isn't into????
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Re: Wells Fargo Profiting From For-Profit Prisons

Yemaya ·
This is the same Wells Fargo that was found guilty by the DOJ for laundering drug money. WOW!! Basically sounds like Wells Fargo is nothing more than a criminal enterprise.
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Re: Wells Fargo Profiting From For-Profit Prisons

Yemaya ·
Actually it was Wachovia who merged with Wells Fargo during the bailouts.
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Re: Wells Fargo Profiting From For-Profit Prisons

sunnubian ·
"Originally Posted by Yemaya: This is the same Wells Fargo that was found guilty by the DOJ for laundering drug money. WOW!! Basically sounds like Wells Fargo is nothing more than a criminal enterprise." ================================================== But, I thought "corporations were people"; so why are they still operating business as usual? If an American citizen is convicted for money laundering, they would be looking at prison time. So, either "corporations are people" or they are...
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Re: Wisconsin Arrests Blacks Children at Four Times the Rate of Whites

Norland ·
If black cops were doing this to white people there'd be no black cops in existence. They'd manage to blow every black cop straight to Hell in a nonosecond. LAPD would be emailing Lean Cuisine instructions and probably including donations for a house(s). House Baking of Negroes. Whatever, there'd be no black cops if the tables were turned. Probably would be the very end of Black anything in America. The End, Amen.
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Re: Parents sue schools, blaming students' deaths on hypnosis

Norland ·
I don't know what this post's about, but every damn white person in the picture above looks like they're either under hypnosis or some form of drugging. Is homeboy standing in the back even alive? There must not have been any makeup people on the premises. Parents do what you have to do. Everyone's having problems with everything in this country these days.
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Re: Parents sue schools, blaming students' deaths on hypnosis

sunnubian ·
This post is about a school principal hypnotizing students , three students who all died in the same year after the hypnosis, after this school principal took liberties he did not legally [or morally] have. It should make ALL parents question their children about anytime they have been alone in a room with ANY school official(s) where ANYTHING odd or unusual took place. And, really, the "conspiracy theorist" in me makes me wonder just how many children have been done like this without their...
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

Momentum ·
Trump's big mouth may have wrote a check his ass can't cash.
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

Norland ·
I didn't know blondes and red heads had a slur. What is it??
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Momentum: Trump's big mouth may have wrote a check his ass can't cash. Same thing I was thinking. We can sit back and see just how much racist-hate rhetoric about Mexicans he spews from here on out. When Trump made that statement, I think my mouth dropped open in disbelief, then I remembered that it hasn't been that long ago that Republicans used the same racist-hate speech and spread the same stereotype Propaganda against Black people as their 'dog whistles' to get...
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

Norland ·
When they screw with blacks with that racial banter, there's NO retaliation. Screw with other people that have tints of variations to their skin, they might not be so lucky. Some of them will punch back with the gusto and show them what death's all about.
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

DennisKalita ·
Ego Trump listen to Fox Tabloid and repeats what they say. That's his campaign.
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Re: Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break

NSpirit ·
The Mexicans showed Trump a thing or 2. I don't support drug cartels but this type of thing needs to happen more often when whites talk trash in the media. Get in that pocketbook and scare that ass up. No more instant McForgiveness followed by black commentators blaming blacks for everything whites do to us.
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Re: Commemorating Political Prisoners During Black August

Kocolicious ·
It seems like it's 1960 again. And it's regressing fast. Cuz what we talked about back then is what we are CURRENTLY discussing today. I heard about Aretha Franklin's taking about a statement he made at her funeral. And Steve shouted black lives matter. And the preacher said black lives don't matter, if black folks don't care about each other. We need to start caring about each other again. And he is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo right! Black on black crime.....nasty neighbors....family...
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Re: Can Virtual Reality Videos Put a Dent in Mass Incarceration?

Norland ·
If Blacks were incarcerating Whites in the manner they incarcerate us (God knows, they commit all kinds of crimes and walk free as birds fly), what do you suppose would happen to US?? How many of US would be breathing on this turf if that happened. I'd surmise NONE!!! We complain, moan and groan, march and sing; the incarceration, bullets and death continues; 500 years and counting.... Either we're gluttons for punishment, damn fools, or we just can't get out of this SlaveTrade Conundrum we...
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Re: Can Virtual Reality Videos Put a Dent in Mass Incarceration?

Fabulous ·
@Project Empathy is using the emerging medium to force action on criminal justice reform.
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Re: Can Virtual Reality Videos Put a Dent in Mass Incarceration?

sunnubian ·
This technology should also be used as preventative measures to deter teenagers and young people from crime in the first place.
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Re: Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Kocolicious ·
To me prison has always been a new form of slavery. It restricts human growth and limits the ability to evolve....plus massa continues to get paid for human chattel. In other countries, there is no profit prisons in the way that it is here. I remember seeing an article about prison life in Sweden I think. It looked like a camp resort where prisoners couldn't leave but where allowed to work outside the prisons and return daily. I don't remember if they kept the money earned but it wasn't...
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Re: Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Norland ·
Prison is nothing but enslavement. The way to avoid it is to refrain from doing things to get your ass locked up. The entire United States of America is our imprisonment when it gets right down to the situation. Can't do a damn thing without their approval. It's a damn shame when they can tell you whether or not YOU can wear DREADLOCKS, when all they have are spider webs that can become lice infected in a heartbeat. The hair of the DOG, that most times looks better on the DOG, much better.
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Re: The Treatment Industrial Complex

Norland ·
Prison is nothing but a continuation of non-stop slavery. No more; no less. The same things that transpired on the Plantations transpires in every prison in the U.S. and elsewhere the Caucasoids are in charge; which is damn near EVERYWHERE. They're like those little blind cave fishes. Saw two white brothers taking white folks on Safaris in Africa, no less. They looked stupid as hell, and I won't be seeing that show again. They can't keep their Snow Balled behinds OUT OF AFRICA or anywhere...
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Re: The Treatment Industrial Complex

sunnubian ·
The Prison Industrial Complex Industry , and now the Treatment Industrial Complex , along with the already exixting Illness and Disease Complex Industry , are all nothing but our politicians colluding with corporations and 'money-changers' to have a way to make money off the masses at the expense of the masses, to replace all the American jobs and American production that they soldout to foreign countries and foreign interest. So, what they are doing is re-creating a Slave Plantation System...
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Re: South Carolina Prisoners Were Left in Cells as Florence Descended. Why Weren’t They Evacuated?

Norland ·
The bottom line: Once you go to prison, nobody gives two shits about you. Nobody!!!
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Re: South Carolina Prisoners Were Left in Cells as Florence Descended. Why Weren’t They Evacuated?

Kocolicious ·
Not surprised. Traditionally the Carolinas never gave a damn about black folks....so you know those in prison not even considered. So sad. Im sure it's a couple of white folks in there too. But
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Re: South Carolina Prisoners Were Left in Cells as Florence Descended. Why Weren’t They Evacuated?

Norland ·
There are more black men in prison than whites. The laws don't apply to the two races the same. White cops can murder our children one day and they're back on the job the next; business as usual. We NEVER read about BLACK cops murdering WHITE children at ALL!!! They damn sure wouldn't be going back to work the NEXT day. We'd be reading about them taking their last meal before their execution. These floods are absolutely horrifying. Poor blacks are suffering the most. There are probably a few...
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Re: POINTS OF DISCUSSION

Norland ·
These people don't like "black" anything, I doubt if they like black shoes. When they finish arming themselves to the nines and point their guns in all of our direction, what are going to do? We're all going to DIE. They call Barack Obama and Michelle all kinds of women and men, gorillas, Silverbacks; have no respect for them whatsoever. They've called us everything in the book, shot our asses down in the street, hung us up trees; yet, when they go to war with other people of color, there we...
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Re: POINTS OF DISCUSSION

sunnubian ·
[I don't know why the images keep disappearing from what I posted.] Norland, I hope you don't give up on voting just yet. But, I have to say that I'm near burn-out myself. I think I'm actually burning-out on the number of Americans walking around in fantasy land while racist right-wing fascists are staging a coup d 'etat against the United States of America, the United States Constitution, American Laws, Government Agencies and the Rights of American Citizens. And that is on top of all of...
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Re: POINTS OF DISCUSSION

Kocolicious ·
That's the main problem I was having. So I just stopped posting the articles per se....and launch into the convo as I read it. Kinda like going back to school and reporting what was read and the opinions/perspective behind it. I thought it was my computer doing this. But! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe MBM will see this and tweak whatever needs tweaking, so we can post pictures that will stay posted. But, however and whatever it takes...
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Re: POINTS OF DISCUSSION

Norland ·
We're always begging these assholes for this, that and the other and all we get is the same old shit. They hate our guts and they've shown us and told us for 400 fucking years or more. What is wrong with us, are we all deaf, dumb and blind at the same damn time? We're in hostile territory through no fault of our own, and there's no way out. I don't know about you guys, but I've NEVER been in an all black environment. I've ALWAYS been surrounded by these wrinkled creeps telling me how...
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Re: The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate

EbonyRose ·
Re: The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate
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Re: The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate

Norland ·
Prison is nothing but a human zoo extension. Lock 4 legged animals in zoos; lock 2 legged human animals in cages called prisons. Put animals to sleep; execute human animals. Not too much difference, really.
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Re: The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate

EbonyRose ·
Although we KNOW racism is alive and well in America, I still find this story to be almost incredible. This is the year 2012. And it's almost like the SAME racism and racist tactics that we had to endure a century ago are the SAME today. The only difference is that TODAY we say it's not 'out in the open' ... but, the fact is ... IT IS still being openly perpetrated ... if PUBLIC data can simply be looked at and show that OUR children are being punished more harshly over White children within...
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Re: The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate

sunnubian ·
"I don't understand how anybody can't see it yet the majority of White people in America truly believe that 'we're all equal now' and that racism is some thing that only happened in the past " ****************************************************** I don't understand how the majority of Black people can't see it. Oh, but, the majority of White people in America don't truly believe we are all equal now or that racism is some thing of the past ; White people that claim to believe this are only...
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Re: The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate

Xumbrarchist ·
When have any Black leaders ever suggested specific books for Black kids to read to enhance their educations? Is our mistake trusting white people to educate. I find it really curious that they can't suggest accounting for most White kids. Is the whole system really designed to produce workers to be used and Blacks just end up being the more surplus workers? Is the problem that we don't exercise enough control over education and let the schools do it all. So we have schooling controlled by...
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Re: The School-to-Prison Pipeline Gets Its First-Ever Airing in the Senate

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: . ., or they are White people that live inside a very small little bubble of existence and are naive enough to actually believe it merely because they have not witnessed it inside the tiny little bubble they live in. And, honestly .... I think that this is the case more often than not. They don't "see" it ... either out of a case of guilt or intentional denial because of guilt .... but, how do you not "see" something that when you look at the news, it's always...
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

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.
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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: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Kocolicious ·
I'm not SURPRISED at this data. Been going on for nearly 30 years. Sooooo this ain't new news. Like sista Yemaya asks "what about those who have gone to college?" Take the words right outta my mouth why dontcha! But
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Xumbrarchist ·
If we had possessed a good Recommended Reading List for kids decades ago, could we have made college obsolete some time ago? Xum
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Kocolicious ·
@Brotha Xum: Good question! But!
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Xumbrarchist ·
There is a statement in this video that is really funny in a disgusting sort of way at 21:45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAuIEN-JQ-Y "You Americans have the best high school education in the world. What a pity you have to go to college to get it." This video is from 1998 so that is what some people in England were thinking about American education 15 years ago. The system is a scam to make kids spend a lot of time and a lot money having information dribbled out to them. A reading list...
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Xum! I think you have found your crusade. Your....passion.... mission...your "gift" to the world. Go for it! Children will benefit all the more. But!
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Kocolicious ·
regarding the article's statement, it is funny as heck. Cuz when I was in high school a thousand years ago, I graduated prepared. If I had decided NOT to go to college...I would have STILL had enough skills to find a job and take care of myself independently. Today? Nope. High schoolers are at a disadvantage cuz for the most part, many essential components were TAKEN out of high school curriclum and transferred over to the college level. Totally UNFAIR. And it didn't have anything to do with...
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Re: Elaine Brown told us how reform "could result in policies that further criminalize and target black people."

TheRealDeal ·
http://www.policymic.com/artic...ot-down-by-democrats A gun or other weapon must be armed, and someone must pull the trigger or leave such a weapon in a precarious position before any physical bodily harm or property damage can take place. http://www.ask.com/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution?o=3986&qsrc=999 Furthermore, the 2nd Amendment will never be repealed, because the "right to bear arms" is a tool to be used against government when it violates the rights of...
 
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