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1. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/long-lost-manuscript-contains-searing-eyewitness-account-tulsa-race-massacre-1921-180959251/?no-ist May 31, 1921 the government aided and abetted a racial massacre that destroyed what was known as Tulsa, Oklahoma’s “Black Wall Street”. More than 35 blocks were destroyed, along with more than 1,200 homes, and some 300 people died, mostly Black. The National Guard was called out after the governor declared martial law, and imprisoned all Black people that were not already in jail.
2. Protests in the US are not nearly as effective as in other countries!! In Brazil for example they hiked the subway fair 10 cents and that sent 10’s of thousands to the streets and they shut down the government! No increase was done! In France the government wanted to start charging for college tuition! That was met with huge crowds and the government backed down! In those countries they presented a unified front, not here in the US!!! Protesters are met with military vehicles and assault weapons and jailed for non-infractions! Even reporters of these protests have been jailed with no cause whatsoever! Not to mention the government tracking of reporters and leaders of Black Lives Matter top leaders! It’s a systematic way of silencing the protesters and the reporters who cover these stories!
3. Asset forfeiture is like putting somebody in jail without a trial and without being charged with a crime. In asset forfeiture, you have to prove your innocence. 90 percent of U.S. bills carry traces of cocaine 100 percent of bills from a few large urban areas tested positive for cocaine. Money can be contaminated by being put in counting machines with tainted bills.
4. (Published 7-14-16) http://data.huffingtonpost.com/2016/jail-deaths SINCE SANDRA BLAND – 810 people (and counting) who have lost their lives in jail in the year after Sandra Bland died. One third of them (182) occurred within just three days.
5. 1992 there were 810,500 prisoners in America. Since then, the prison population in tripled to 2.3 million people, 713 behind bars for every 100,000 people. Another 4,708,100 are subject to custodial supervision, as probationers or parolees. Some 80,000 children are in juvenile jails. Of these, in 2014, 7 percent of state prisoners and 19 percent of federal prisoners were held in facilities run by private, for-profit prison companies.
6. We have outrageous rates of incarceration that makes the US internal empire an expansive for-profit incarceration state.
7. Pretrial defendants make up 60% of our prison population. The US spends $14 billion a year to keep 500,000 people in jail
8. A white person smoking pot is a “Hippie” and a Black person doing it is a “criminal.” It’s evident in the school to prison pipeline and the fact that there are close to 20 people of color in prison for every white person.
9. Bail was originally created to keep high risk offenders from missing their court date or being a potential danger to society. Now it is being unjustly used as an indicator of wealth not risk. 500,000 un-convicted Americans are in limbo and waiting in jail for days, months and sometimes years to see a judge. The majority isn’t even high risk, violent offenders -they just can’t afford to pay their bail.
10. Pretrial defendants make up 60% of our prison population. The US spends $14 billon a year to keep 500,000 people in jail
11. Who makes money off mass incarceration? Not just private prison companies. Local economies in many regions of the country have become dependent on prisons and jails, complicating efforts to downsize. Prisons and jails mean revenue and cheap or free labor. Prisoners themselves have become commodities to be traded, sold, or bargained for — reminiscent of an era we supposedly left behind. ~ Michelle Alexander
12. “Black students are disproportionately suspended from class, starting as early as preschool, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education collected from all public school districts during the 2013-2014 school year (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/2013-14-first-look.pdf) …. Black preschool children were 3.6 times more likely than white children to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, according to the survey data. Although boys were more likely than girls to be suspended in preschool, black girls also had high rates of suspension.” The University of California, Los Angeles’ Civil Rights Project released a paper showing the cost of these suspensions — $35 billion in lost taxpayer revenue, for the cost of keeping people in prison and paying for health care, since students who get suspended are more likely to drop out of school, earn less money, and get involved in the criminal justice system.
13. Secretary of Education John King “Race isn’t the only factor that contributes to high rates of student discipline. Students with disabilities who are served by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act were twice as likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, and 67 percent of them underwent restraint and seclusion.”
14. The US 2 million inmates and their keepers are the ultimate captive market: Netting $74 billion annually. Corrections Corporation of America generated over $33.5 billion—and the actual cost to taxpayer is $39 billion in revenue in 2012… The average cost of incarcerating an American prisoner varies from state to state. New York taxpayers pay around $60,000 – $47,000 per year to incarcerate an inmate in California.
15. The median bail bond amount nationally is almost a full year’s income for the typical person unable to post a bail bond.
16. Overzealous prosecution, inadequate defense resources and a pattern of racial bias and exclusion.
17. Defendants are stuck with attorneys who lack the time, resources, or ability to zealously represent their clients as guaranteed by the Constitution
18. Police media, government, states, townships, judges, politicians they all love the criminal. Don’t let their words fool you. They love the criminal so much they make everything illegal, so they can build super prisons to fund more unjust laws.
19. We don’t need to remove people from the community who pose a serious threat or who cause serious harm.
20. The US treats people as less than human and puts them in literal cages, intentionally inflicting harm and suffering on them and then expect this will somehow improve them. It’s nonsensical, immoral, and counterproductive.
21. I doubt anyone would deny that communities and society as a whole should have some kind of organized and effective means of responding to real criminal activity, but the key word is *real*
22. Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy.” “Spending on jails and prisons by state and federal governments has risen from $6.9 billion in 1980 to nearly $80 billion today. Private prison builders and prison service companies have spent millions of dollars to persuade state and local governments to create new crimes, impose harsher sentences, and keep more people locked up so that they can earn more profits. Private profits has corrupted incentives to improve public safety, reduce the cost of mass incarceration, and most significantly, promote rehabilitation of the incarcerated. State governments have been forced to shift funds from public services, education, health, and welfare to pay for incarceration, and they now face unprecedented economic crises as a result. The privatization of prison health care, prison commerce, and a range of services has made mass incarceration a money-making windfall for a few and a costly nightmare for the rest of us.”
23. Another reminder that not only do our lives not matter, but our very humanity doesn’t either.
24. The Color of Crime – a study of the relationship between crime, race, and ethnicity in the United States.
25. Society went seamlessly from slavery to the modern-day prison system.
26. Police endorse a police state by enhancing prisons for profit making and following immoral codes in favor of immoral laws. Protection of citizens is 1% of the job; the other 99% is profit generation for a criminal government.
27. Corizon Correctional Healthcare, has been sued 660 times over a 5-year period, Corizon makes $1.6 billion a year off sick prisoners, has a long history of being motivated by its bottom line, and putting profit over the health of its patients.
28. Media investigation recently confirmed what we have long known, Juvenile facilities are inhumane, sadistic, and destroying children. Running rampant with officer-involved beatings, sexual assault, and a culture of violent depravity, these facilities prey on already vulnerable youth.
29. Out of the 30,807 misdemeanor cases analyzed over a seven-year period found White people facing misdemeanor charges were more than 74 percent more likely than Black people to have all charges carrying potential prison time dropped, dismissed, or reduced. And White people with no criminal history were substantially more likely to have charges reduced than Black people who had no criminal history. This suggests, prosecutors use race to judge whether a person is likely to recidivate when deciding what plea to offer.
30. A report from the USSC ― an independent agency of the U.S. judicial branch ― looked at federal prison sentences in the United States from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2016, and found that Black male offenders received sentences on average 19.1 percent longer than those of “similarly situated” White male offenders. The racial disparities in sentencing appear to have increased over the last two decades, worsening specifically after 2005. According to older USSC reports, the gap between black and white men in sentencing was about 11 percent for 1998 to 2003 and 5 percent for 2003 to 2005. But it jumped to 15 percent for 2005 to 2007 and to nearly 20 percent thereafter.
31. People have the common misperception once a person is guilty of a crime and placed on probation, he or she forfeits all rights. This mindset is one of the core problems keeping people trapped in a cycle of incarceration.
32. Black people don’t commit more violent crime. Because of institutional racism they are arrested and convicted at astronomically higher rates than Whites who commit violent crimes. Who is incarcerated is not an accurate reflection of who commits crimes.
is often incorrectly referred to as a serial killer, however it’s not an accurate description of his crimes. According to the FBI, serial murder is “the unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events,” with an emotional cooling-off period between the murders. An FBI criminologist classified the Manson Family’s crimes as being much closer to spree killings as Manson wasn’t present for the crimes he is associated with, and never actually killed anyone.
Susan Atkins, Charles “Tex” Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasabian killed pregnant Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski and Steven Earl Parent. The same four plus Leslie Van Houten and Steve Grogan murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca the following night.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics defines a spree killing as “killings at two or more locations with almost no time-break between murders.” The FBI’s general definition of spree killing is two or more murders committed by an offender or offenders without a cooling-off period.
Consistent with a killing spree, the Manson family murders involved separate incidents which took place over two consecutive nights. Significantly, there was no emotional cooling-off period in between the two incidents. The killing spree was cold-blooded, calculated and planned.
Despite the fact Charlie never personally murdered anyone himself during the family’s killing spree, instead, he ordered his followers to murder for him. This is known as murder by proxy. A proxy murder is defined as a murder in which the murderer does so at the behest of another, acting as his or her proxy.
The night after the Tate Murders my 16 yr. old boyfriend Jack Rodriquez wanted to take a ride, I didn’t ask where nor did I pay attention to the area until we got to his grandmother’s job as a maid which was just around the corner from the Cielo Dr. home, I totally freaked out when he jumped out and left me sitting in the car for 27 million hours (okay, maybe 3 minutes) while he checked on Grandma… I’m guessing that was sometime around the time Leslie Van Houten, Steve “Clem” Grogan, and the four from the previous night were on their way to the LaBianca’s which just down the street from my soon to be step-grandmother Sylvia’s home. I was so fucking mad at Jack… We were in his friend Marty’s car, he didn’t leave me alone, Marty was there and I could see Jack thru the kitchen window talking to his grandmother, but still…
Sylvia lived on the same street as the La Bianca’s but down a few blocks The LaBianca’s house (3301 Waverly St. Los Angeles)…., is very close to where my Dad grew up (Lakeview Terrace E/ Los Angeles), basically the same neighborhood, just on the other side of the main street.
Sitting in the window seat on the Broadway bus heading downtown with my son I saw them in front of the courthouse chanting. It was very scary as the traffic was backed up so the bus stood still and the followers weren’t more than about 10 ft. or so away.
All you who hate Manson because the media is your education, you may want to question what you “think” you know… btw, the swazi on his head doesn’t mean white power, it’s the sacred symbol of self-enlightenment…. soul power…. understanding… prayers on his outside awareness leading the body!!!
IMPROPER ENTRY BY ALIEN:
U.S. Code › Title 8 › Chapter 12 › Subchapter II › Part VIII › § 1325
8 U.S. Code § 1325 – Improper entry by alien
Mere unlawful presence in the country is not a crime. It is a violation of federal immigration law to remain in the country without legal authorization, this is a violation punishable by civil penalties, not criminal.
The act of being present in the United States in violation of the immigration laws but it is not a crime. Federal immigration law does not criminalize undocumented presence and is not a violation of federal criminal law.
Improper time or place; civil penaltiesAny alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty of:
(1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry)
(June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title II, ch. 8, § 275, 66 Stat. 229; Pub. L. 99–639, § 2(d), Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3542; Pub. L. 101–649, title I, § 121(b)(3), title V, § 543(b)(2), Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4994, 5059; Pub. L. 102–232, title III, § 306(c)(3), Dec. 12, 1991, 105 Stat. 1752; Pub. L. 104–208, div. C, title I, § 105(a), Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–556.)
INTERNET CRIMES: Crimes that use computer networks or devices to advance other ends include: Fraudand identity theft (although this increasingly uses malware, hacking and/orphishing, making it an example of both “computer as target” and “computer as tool” crime) Information warfare. Phishing scams.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a multi-agency task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). In 2012, the IC3received reports totaling $525 million in damages to consumers.
BLACKMAIL/EXTORTION: The Crime: Using the Internet to threaten to cause damage with the intent to extort from any person any money or other thing of value.
HACKERS: The Time: Hackers threatening to expose damaging or embarrassing information in exchange for money face a hefty fine of up to five years. Be sure to keep your anti-virus updated and don’t click that weird video link in your email.
The Crime: Intentionally accessing, without authorization, a facility through which an electronic communication service is provided.
The Time: Hacking someone’s email account for the purposes of commercial advantage, malicious destruction, or in furtherance of any crime carries a maximum five year sentence for first time offenders. Hacking into an email account in all other cases comes with a maximum one year sentence. Now go change your password.
JAILBREAKING PHONE TO RESET: Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.