Friday, February 29, 2008

We're Number One

America is the world’s leader in incarceration. We don’t like immigrants, we lock up 1 of every 15 adult African Americans; 1 in 36 adult Hispanics. Crime has been flat to falling for the last decade or more. Yet, our prisons are bulging. Are we any safer? If we had locked up even more, would that have stopped the deranged student from shooting up NIU or Virginia Tech?

We waste so many people in the US.

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