Mass imprisonment policy in US begets more crime – study

Mass Imprisonment

Source: RT.COM The mass incarceration policy in America over the last 40 years has created more problems than it has solved. The longer the term served, the higher the rate of reconvicted felons, a new study reveals. The research from University of Michigan economics professor, Michael Mueller-Smith, has proven that prison terms don’t rehabilitate a criminal and turn them into

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The Crime of Living Without a Home in Los Angeles

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Source: Firstlook.org By Charles Davis A year ago he slept in his own apartment, but today Charles Jackson sleeps under a bridge bordering Silver Lake, one of the more fashionable neighborhoods in Los Angeles. A few dozen strangers share the encampment; some become neighbors, while others come and go. Jackson wants to get off the streets, but as many of

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Obama’s Guantanamo Prison Closing Plan in Final Drafting

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Source: Bloomberg.com The Obama administration is nearing completion of a plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that it will then send to Congress, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. The plan will shutter the facility in a safe and responsible way, Earnest told reporters on Wednesday. President Barack Obama, who leaves office in less

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ICNA Condemns Killing of Marines in Tennessee

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Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North American condemns Thursday’s deadly attack by a gunman on a military recruitment center and a reserve facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee that left four marines dead. “This is a horrific act of violence,” ICNA president Naeem Baig sorrowfully observed. “We stand united with our fellow Americans and all persons of good conscience in condemning

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America’s open secret: Racism and white supremacy

White Superamacy

Source: Daily Sabah Racism and white supremacy are deeply rooted in America’s social, cultural, political, economic and religious structures. American society is racially stratified with economic resources and foundational relations defined and shaped by it. Indeed, the racial hierarchy was embedded in society before America became America and it has never been undone despite claims of progress coming on the

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Top-CEO Pay Isn’t Driven By Talent, New Study Says

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Source: Wall Street Journal The rapid rise in pay for corporate executive officers, which stands in contrast to the stagnant wages of many Americans, is a key driver of inequality that’s not clearly tied to talent or performance, a new report from a liberal think tank finds. The Economic Policy Institute report says this means CEO pay could be reduced

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ICNA Condemns Racially Motivated Terror Attack

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Source: ICNA.ORG The Islamic Circle of North America outright condemns the racially motivated terror attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., in which suspected gunmen, Dylan Roof, killed six women and three men during a Bible Study. Race-inspired terrorist attacks against sacred spaces of African Americans, particularly churches, has unfortunately been a continuous part of African American

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How Section 8 became a ‘racial slur’

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Source: Washington Post By Emily Badger Coded language, by definition, conveys much saying very little. And so those words allegedly uttered in McKinney, Tex., before a confrontation between police and black teens — “Go back to your Section 8 home” — evoked a particular and vivid set of assumptions. The words were offensive because of what we think they meant in

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