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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 05:02 PM

 

If they don't have a plan to deal with this problem they've no business running on the Democrat line



"Land of the Free", my ass.

I don't even want to hear from any candidate who can't see there's an obvious problem here and doesn't make a solution to it a major part of their agenda. If fixing this isn't a priority for a candidate, then that person does not deserve to call themselves a Democrat.

Even if this weren't even further compounded by shocking racial disparities between the prison population and the general population, it should still be absolutely unacceptable to any thinking, feeling human being.

Most of the incarcerated aren't even violent and aren't there for fraud or theft. They're there because of the insane Puritan War on Drugs and the prison-industrial complex that pours millions into politicians' coffers to keep things this way.

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Reply If they don't have a plan to deal with this problem they've no business running on the Democrat line (Original post)
Man from Pickens Mar 2015 OP
HassleCat Mar 2015 #1
dsc Mar 2015 #2
Man from Pickens Mar 2015 #6
woo me with science Mar 2015 #3
NaturalHigh Mar 2015 #4
msongs Mar 2015 #5
JEB Mar 2015 #7
Cosmic Kitten Mar 2015 #8
woo me with science Apr 2015 #9

Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 05:37 PM

1. And...

 

Not only that, we have to execute a few, just to satisfy our primitive feelings of revenge.

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:02 PM

2. democratic

the adjective is democratic, the noun is democrat.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:31 PM

6. I ran into a character limit

 

had to trim verbiage a bit - contractions are in there for the same reason

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:04 PM

3. Important post. THANK YOU.



One more horrific example of how deep into corruption and inhumanity this nation has descended.

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:22 PM

4. End the drug war.

Stop locking up non-violent drug offenders. Better yet, legalize drugs.

Problem solved.

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:27 PM

5. so you think obama should resign? nt

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:38 PM

7. Tough on crime bullshit

 

coming home to roost. Now this mass incarceration is what passes for a GOP jobs plan. Pretty damn close to Fascism.

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 06:54 PM

8. The Wall St wing of the Dem party profits from prisons

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Response to Man from Pickens (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 05:19 PM

9. kick



The Obama administration has aggressively EXPANDED private prisons. We cannot afford another corporate Democrat or Republican in the White House.

Consistent with the overwhelmingly corporate direction of this administration, Obama has shamefully expanded the malignant Bush agenda of attaching a profit motive to the caging of human beings. he is complicit in turning the prison system of this nation, and the justice system in impoverished communities, into an exploitative business opportunity for predatory corporations.

This is the malignancy of the corporate money that floods the halls of our government and both parties now.

It's a vicious agenda. It's the corporate agenda. And we need to unite to stop it from both parties.

Poor minorities are worthless to corporations on the street. In prison they can bring in $40,000/yr
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023368969

Poor Land in Jail as Companies Add Huge Fees for Probation
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014158005

The Caging of America - Why do we lock up so many people
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002226110

The Obama administration is aggressively growing private prisons
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022568681

Obama's 2013 budget: One area of marked growth, the prison industrial complex
http://sync.democraticunderground.com/1002392306

Obama selects the owner of a private prison consulting firm as the new Director of the United States Marshals Service (USMS)
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/12/mars-d03.html

Private prison corporations move up on list on federal contractors, receiving BILLIONS
http://www.nationofchange.org/president-obama-s-incarcernation-1335274655

Federal Private Prison Populations Grew by 784% in 10 Year Span
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4362184

Prison Labor Booms As Unemployment Remains High; Companies Reap Benefits
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/prison-labor_n_2272036.html

Private Prison Corporation's Letters to Shareholders Reveal Industry's Tactics: Profiting from Human Incarceration
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022665091



Financial growth of private prison industry...Profiting from caging humans.

http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/BshteP8i282pcaeH8pdUsA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTUyMA--/

We heard about private prisons...but do you know of the private probation industry?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025380204

NYT: Probation Fees Rise, Firms Profit and the Poor Go to Jail
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002893040

No Safe Place: How Cities Are Making It Illegal to be Homeless
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101699724

Thrown in jail for being poor: the booming for-profit probation industry
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024603515

The exploitation of Ferguson I: In 2013 the town issued over 24,000 arrest warrants..
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025404667

The exploitation of Ferguson II: The Seamy Underbelly Of Ferguson Starts To Appear
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025416747

The exploitation of Ferguson III: Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025428157

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