[SPORK] The U.S. Is A Police State, Welcome to Dystopia

Jeff Bone jbone at deepfile.com
Sat Apr 12 12:29:49 PDT 2003

 From Kuro5hin:



The US Criminal Justice System Must be Reformed.

America now has in excess of two million of its own citizens in jail, 
from a population of 286 million (0.7 %). For comparison China ,which 
most would consider to be an authoritarian police state, has a prison 
population of 1.4 million from a population of about 1.3 billion 
(0.1%). This is the largest proportion of any country in the world. 
Twelve percent of all black American males between the ages of 20 and 
30 are presently in jail. A black person who killed a white person is 
40 times more likely than a white person who killed a black person to 
be sentenced to the death penalty. The changes I suggest probably go 
against popular opinion in the USA, but popular opinion and moral 
hypocrisy are largely responsible for the problems of the present 




When the government’s boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot 
or a right boot is of no consequence.

	-Gary Lloyd

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