reply to post by randyvs
Did Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan get the same sentencing as say a "common person"?????
If you are going to have laws than they should work the exact same for everyone.
1) You are found under the influence while driving and you are to go to a "rehab" (not prison) for 6 months) EVERYONE...........Same state run rehab
Addiction is a severe problem - why? That's another thread that would take pages upon pages to cover. In one short sentence, we all know whether we
choose to consciously or subconsciously acknowledge it, that something isn't quite right with our "reality"...........someone or a very small group
of someones are running the planet at the expense of humanity.
2) If beyond a shadow of a doubt you kill someone - you go to prison for the rest of your natural life period. No time off for good behavior, no
other nonsense (I still don't believe in capital punishment or war - death even by state/country sanction is still murder / My own opinion).
There is no justice in the country I reside in, it's all a big farce.
If one does the research on the death penalty in America you find they were poor, most non white and most of average or below average IQ.
If you are a Harvard Grad (and member of Skull & Cross Bones/research that strange group) your chances of being imprisoned are nil - zilch almost non
existent, even if you outsource jobs and than steal 2,000 houses from people (which I'm sure results in suicides, addictions to alcohol / drugs and
lower quality of family life for the children involved)
Do you all see where I'm going here...........how we all of us are interconnected and what the big $hits are doing to y'all and everyone keeps
letting Wall Street sleeping with our now corrupt governments (for this is now global and England's bank is as interwoven with Bank America as
Charles is with Camilla).
And nobody seems to know how to stop this or fix it, it just keeps getting more and more unjust.
On track, with the prison system is the ultimate price for prison life - the dead man's walk, the final journey to the hangman's
room..............how many have been found innocent after DNA forensics came about?????
I'll betcha a rich man has never been executed.
In Illinois, the prison population has grown by more than 60 percent since 1990. That growth has been fueled especially by Black admissions,
including a rising number of nonviolent drug offenders. Two thirds of the state's more than 44,000 prisoners are African-American. According to the
Chicago Reporter, a monthly magazine that covers race and poverty issues, 1 in 5 Black Cook County (which contains Chicago and some of its suburbs)
men in their 20s are either in prison or jail or on parole. For Cook County whites of the same gender and age, the corresponding ratio is 1 in 104.
Illinois has 115,746 more persons enrolled in its 4-year public universities than in its prisons. When it comes to Blacks, however, it has 10,000 more
prisoners. For every African-American enrolled in those universities, two and a-half Blacks are in prison or on parole in Illinois. Similar racially
specific reversals of meaning can be found in other states with significant Black populations. In New York, the Justice Policy Institute reports that
more Blacks entered prison just for drug offense than graduated from the state's massive university system with undergraduate, masters, and doctoral
degrees combined in the 1990s.
In some inner-city neighborhoods, a preponderant majority of Black males now possess criminal records. According to Congressperson Danny Davis, fully
70 percent of men between ages 18 and 45 in the impoverished North Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago's West Side are ex-offenders. Chris Moore,
director of the Chicago Urban League's Male Involvement Program, which provides support services to 16- to 35-year-old fathers in 2 high poverty
South Side neighborhoods, reports that the same percentage of his clients are saddled with criminal records. Job placement counselors at the League's
Employment, Training, and Counseling Department estimate that half of their 3,742 predominantly Black clients last year listed felony records as a
leading barrier to employment. Criminologists Dina Rose and Todd Clear found Black neighborhoods in Tallahassee where every resident could identify at
least one friend or relative who has been incarcerated. In predominantly Black urban communities across the country, incarceration is so widespread
and commonplace that it has become what Chaiken calls "almost a normative life experience." Source:
"And justice for all."