Black People Politics : Is There Any Issue More Important Than Fighting Against Mass Incarceration?

Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by Liberty, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Liberty

    Liberty Banned MEMBER

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    LOL No, no, no! That message was for Chuck. He literally "follows" me. There is a function on the board that allows members to follow other members, Since my first day here I was notified that he is following me. Ain't that "speshul"?

    I guess he is a Psychiatrist, or he has mental telepathy, because he analyzes each of my posts and then tells what I am thinking, and what he wants me to think instead.

    You know, some men have that time of the month, too.
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good luck and best wishes...Now it's up to you and others to elaborate on how best to resolve this issue-- at least via your suggestions on this topic thread...
     
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    I'm throwing a ball into the hoop here…Did you know that Ben Carson says that our brains are not completely formed until we're twenty so he warns against drugs, even Marajuana (sp?) doing damage to our brains.
     
  4. Liberty

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    Ben Carson didn't discover that idea. It's a long known fact. The brain is not fully developed until about 24-25. And, the last part to develop is the part that deals with critical decision making, impulsive decisions, etc. So, yes it is quite harmful for youths to use any drugs or alcohol before their brain is fully developed. And, it makes no sense that alcohol is sold to 21 year olds considering the facts, IMO. Because these chemicals impair the normal development of the brain.

    This is a fact. Carson cannot take any credit for this known fact. And as I stated it is more like 24-25, not 20 at all.

    Now, what does this have to do with mass incarceration? And, what are you talking about "I'm throwing a ball into the hoop here"?
     
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    At what age the brain development is a scientific project relative to all people. Somehow over the years this project has been falsely been reported as being focused on Blacks.
     
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    OK. I don't see his post.
     
  7. Liberty

    Liberty Banned MEMBER

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    I have never seen this information presented race specific. It applies to the development of the brain of all humans. I am waiting for Willa to explain the point of her post.
     
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    Liberty Banned MEMBER

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    Chuck said:

    "You seem to believe this nation is already a utopia and black people just need to play catch up..."

    That is what I was responding to.
     
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    Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Accepted Almost the Same Amount of Prison Lobbyist Donations

    ......One little-known fact this year is that Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio have benefited from prison lobbyist money. In fact, they've taken almost the same amount of contributions from major prison lobbyists. Clinton's campaign has received
    $133,246 while Rubio's campaign accepted $133,450 from the prison lobby.

    According to a Vice News
    piece titled How Private Prisons Are Profiting From Locking Up US Immigrants, Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio have taken virtually the same amount of donations from the two most influential prison lobbyists in the U.S.:



    VICE reviewed federal campaign disclosures and found that lobbying firms linked to GEO and CCA have already contributed more than $288,300 to three of the leading candidates.

    Clinton's Ready for Hillary PAC received $133,246 from lobbying firms linked to GEO and CCA. Rubio's PACs and campaign have taken a total of $133,450 from private prison companies or groups that lobby on their behalf. Bush's campaign and his Right to Rise Super PAC have received $21,700 from lobbying groups affiliated with GEO and CCA.

    "These companies are investing their money for a reason," said Bob Libal, the executive director of Grassroots Leadership, a group that fights to end for-profit incarceration. "That reason is to maintain policies that benefit them."



    .....5 times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites

    African Americans represent 12% of the total population of drug users, but 38% of those arrested for drug offenses, and 59% of those in state prison for a drug offense.


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    Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Accepted Almost the Same Amount of Prison Lobbyist Donations

    One little-known fact this year is that Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio have benefited from prison lobbyist money. In fact, they've taken almost the same...
    huffingtonpost.com
     
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    Peace

    YEs, mass indoctrination.
     
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