posted on Oct, 22 2014 @ 04:21 PM
I hate racism in all forms, and I honestly believe we can have a successful multicultural society, currently we are not successful in this task in
certain areas of our society and we can do so much better. Racism does effect the lives of the people in both Ferguson and in Georgia and many other
areas of our country. The other huge issue I hate is our police state and our prison industrial complex. I support the right to life liberty and the
pursuit of happiness, doesn't everyone?
The question of the thread was is it appropriate for democrats in Georgia to use the Micheal Brown situation in Ferguson as a means to get out the
Is it appropriate for the prison industrial complex to have 16 lobbyists in Georgia? Is it appropriate for Georgia to be ranked 3rd between 2003 and
2012 for campaign contributions from prison corporations?
Georgia currently has the highest rate in the U.S. of individuals under some form of correctional control – probation, parole, prison or
jail. While the national average is 1 out of every 31 people is under correctional supervision (prison, jail, probation, parole), Georgia’s rate is
1 out of 13 adults.
In considering ways to improve the criminal justice system in Georgia, it is essential that the Georgia General Assembly examine the privatization of
criminal justice functions in the state. Corporations have a financial incentive to further expand the number of people under correctional control, an
incentive directly at odds with Georgia taxpayers’ interest in reducing criminal justice spending while prioritizing public safety.
Are people being oppressed in Georgia and Ferguson? Is this oppression based on race for profit?
Georgia's incarceration rate has almost tripled since the late 70's and early 80's and we know the private prison industry has poured money into
state campaigns for at least a decade:
Do these target minority populations?
The Ferguson issue made me mad because of the heavy handed tactics used by the police against peaceful protesters, I watched live on live stream as
the police formed up like a army then attacked the crowds with flash bangs and tear gas and rubber bullets on multiple occasions.
If you don't think America has a race problem I can see why the democrats using this campaign tactic would make you uncomfortable. If you think
America does have a big race problem and continues to use institutionalized racist policies like I do then I reaffirm the use of this tactic. I will
always support those fighting for equal rights and the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I don't necessarily agree that the Ferguson situation should be defined by just Micheal Brown as the police reaction to the protesters was horrific
and a affront to a open free republic, but it is what it is.
Have you noticed how the Bundy Ranch was ultimately defined by him being a racist, and this situation is also defined by race issues, when both were
groups of citizens that had enough and were standing up against the same oppressive government?