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Ten Ways Criminal Justice Is One Of The Great Civil Rights Crises Of Our Time


Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, police, racial profiling, rights, law, government, media, politics, society, safety, news )

Cal
- 234 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The last few months have issued several potent reminders that racism still pervades our criminal justice system, as even some prominent and powerful American black leaders publicly professed that they had to warn their young sons about police profiling



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Frances Darcy (190)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:41 am
noted
 

Alice C. (1797)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:07 am
Thank you for posting this information
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:17 am
Thanks.
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:06 am
Thanks - our "rehabilitation centers" are colonies of abuse - and the entire penal/justice system must be "rehabilitated" - Kelly defends the indefensible racist actions that he has perpetrated on the citizens of New York - just think what that idiotic dictator would do if he were given a longer leash such as, homeland security chief - then maybe I'll go with the 2nd amenders and buy guns for defense against the "blue squad"!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 9:05 am
What a world we live in.
 

Michael Kirkby (81)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 9:55 am
Noted
 

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:04 am
The statistics are disgusting. Regardless of how advanced a society we think we live in, we can still not get over one problem, racism. Sad.
Noted & shared.
 

Yvette S. (30)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:45 am
Noted
 

Brian M. (143)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:51 am
Good posting. Thanks. Institutional racism is a systemic problem that our nation has yet to fully acknowledge much less address. We know from statistics that young black people, latinos, and whites use drugs and/or commit other crimes at the same rates, yet the majority of the incarcerated are African-Americans. We must stop the #massincarceration. The corporate prison-industrial complex is turning us into an #incarcerationnation.
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:09 pm
1. The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid.

Gee, we are finally #1 for something. Isn't that wonderful.....NOT.

The rest of the statistics are staggering as well but we also have a Prison Industrial Complex that isn't working for any race of this society. Too many people are being sent to prison and for longer sentences since there have been more private prisons.

Russia had the Gulag it seems we are getting closer and closer to being more like Russia rather than less like Russia that we were told was something we never wanted to become.
 

Carol D. (98)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:15 pm
What justice system! People there get sent to prison regardless of colour for 30 yrs for non violent crimes that in UK would get 5 or 7 No one gets 30 yrs unless its treason, stealing government money, because they dont like that or premeditated murder
For a modern country they have a third world prison system If you bring in racism as well thats even worse
 

Mike M. (53)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 3:52 pm
Sad facts that America has become what it has alway fought against
 

Birgit W. (135)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:21 pm
Criminal justice? I don't think it exists anymore.
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:27 pm
Aren't the Hispanics catching up to the African-Americans??
Oxymoron: Criminal Justice...
 

Lona Goudswaard (61)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 7:18 pm
It's 50 years after The Dream of Martin Luther King and the Justice system hasn't woken up to hear it yet.
 
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