Tag Archives: mass incarceration

Running for his life — Rayshard Brooks and the dead prison system that couldn’t save him

Why do we continue to spend money on prisons that cannot produce better results? There’s so much to unpack, given the Atlanta cop arrests for the murder of Rayshard Brooks, additional book-selling drama by war pig John Bolton, so-called police … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions’ weed hustle

Even my non-weed-smoking perspective was left foggy by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole memo, enabling states to restore a high priority to law enforcement actions against marijuana sales and use. And then it only took … Continue reading

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A STATE-SANCTIONED LYNCHING: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM READING HEATHER ANN THOMPSON’S BLOOD IN THE WATER

“A state-sanctioned lynching” and “Bipartisan political cover-up” are only two of the screaming thoughts I had while reading Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, by historian Heather Ann Thompson. Blood in the Water is … Continue reading

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