Tag Archives: New Jim Crow
The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.
These articles address the state of the current prison system in the United States taking on the concepts of innocence vs. a rigged system in the courts and likening the labor of prisoners to an American Slave System, the school-to-prison system, corporate-owned prisons for profit, and more.
Kiriakou: The United States is not the only country in the world with private, for-profit prisons, although it certainly has the most, and it has the worst.
From the article: “It shocks the conscience that a police commissioner and an elected State’s Attorney would conspire to commit obstruction of justice unless the FBI told them they could disclose.”
Taibbi: After Ferguson, it was the same thing. Editorials insisted that the solution to the brutality problem lay in “less criminality within the black community.” The officer who shot Michael Brown, Darren Wilson – the same guy who called Brown a “demon” – insisted that Brown would still be alive “if he’d just followed orders.”
As Paul Wright, founder and editor of Prison Legal News, told Truthout, “Securus and their government business partners have perfected the science of monetizing human contact and ruthlessly exploiting people’s love and desire for family communication to further engorge the coffers of their hedge-fund owners.”
Volume 33 Number 1 Mary Beaudoin, Editor Spring I 2015 Korea: Women Walk for Peace across the De-Militarized Zone By Christine […]
“There are so many people out protesting police violence who are then met with police violence,” Nelson said. “If they didn’t understand how a Mike Brown or an Eric Garner could happen, they understand after a night of protest how a police interaction can become very violent and even deadly.” Dani McClain TheNation.com December 16, […]
December 20, 2013 Moyers & Company Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander tells Bill about an emerging movement that aims to end mass incarceration and its impact on America. After civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander published her book The New Jim Crow in 2010 on our dehumanizing system of incarceration, she ignited a national conversation about justice in America and […]
There are multiple factors that explain the explosion of the prison industrial complex but one factor that is rarely addressed is the political incentive to drive criminal justice policy toward mass incarceration for purposes of shifting disenfranchised urban populations to rural communities. By Sharon Kyle LAProgressive.com When the ACLU Pasadena Foothills Chapter joined forces with the NAACP, LA […]