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Postby Lordo » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:32 pm

this makes very interesting reading. man serves 43 years in solitary confinement, he is still being kept in prison despite three courts over turning his conviction as unsafe.

justice indeed.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/albert-woodfoxs-forty-years-in-solitary-confinement
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Re: the land of the free

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:46 pm

Yes, it seems that, as of October 2013, the incarceration rate of the United States of America was the highest in the world, at 716 per 100,000 of the national population. Something is not right about that, given the country's wealth.
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Re: the land of the free

Postby Nikitas » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:07 pm

There is a certain vindictiveness in the US justice system, the most shocking sign of it being the three strikes rule in some states. Three convictions and then you get a huge term, even if the convictions are for relatively minor crimes. There is some confusion too about the role of the penal system, whether it is there to remove dangerous people or to punish. Seems that punishment is more important to them than societal protection.
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Re: the land of the free

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:27 pm

This is very frightening, disgusting, inhumane ..... but, not surprising.
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Re: the land of the free

Postby kurupetos » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:51 pm

Lordo wrote:this makes very interesting reading. man serves 43 years in solitary confinement, he is still being kept in prison despite three courts over turning his conviction as unsafe.

justice indeed.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/albert-woodfoxs-forty-years-in-solitary-confinement

He's safer in prison.
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Re: the land of the free

Postby Zenon33 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:15 pm

The land of the free now is Hong Kong or Switzerland. The US now is not a free country, is much like the UK.
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Re: the land of the free

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:07 am

...while nine were shot dead in a church, a man committed suicide in jail, in New York State, three years incarcerated, never having seen a judge, never having been formally charged.

sadness, this grief, in the land of the free, some places as countries better to live in, but none, more free; (where is tsuk; maybe he can make sense of things)
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Re: the land of the free

Postby kurupetos » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:53 pm

Zenon33 wrote:The land of the free now is Hong Kong or Switzerland. The US now is not a free country, is much like the UK.

Obviously a multicultural country cannot be safe and free. :wink:

Too much conflict and unrest caused by Zionist interests in the US & UK... :wink:
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Re: the land of the free

Postby Lordo » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:44 pm

the kurds are about to discover on who's side the yanks are and are in for a bit a shock.
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Re: the land of the free

Postby Cap » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:48 pm

Lordo wrote:the kurds are about to discover on who's side the yanks are and are in for a bit a shock.



Bit unfortunate though, I'm rooting for them, they've held up well against their fascist oppressors.
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