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December 31, 2022

How many more blacks must die?





https://news.yahoo.com › know-killing-13-old-sinzae-223347737.html

Sinzae Reed, 13, was shot and killed Oct. 12 ... Krieg Butler, 36, was arrested within 48 hours of Reed's death and charged with murder; however, those charges were dismissed a few days later and have not been refiled. Online postings from local and national activists increased the spotlight on the case ...

Claims self defense after shooting a child in the back and prosecutors release him under the cover of a silent media.
December 12, 2022

Financial and political incentives for imprisonment.


I just saw this on social media / TikTok the author was atlantalawyer.

 
Basically she said the census counts prisoners as part of the population of the county where they are located. Federal resource$ and political representation depend on how that population is counted. So a prison can grow a population -- built in a low population area it can even qualify the area as a Congressional district when before they wouldn't qualify as one. These areas also become eligible for federal money.
 

No wonder we have more imprisoned people than any other nation worldwide and people like MTG.
 
 

Interactive US Prison Map 2010

https://www.gl-li.com/2018/02/05/map-prisons-in-the-united-states/

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