Monday, November 19, 2007


Dr. Charles Friedgood, the last white man arrested.

According to a new study, the United States ranks first in the world for prison population with a total of around 2.25 million people incarcerated, ahead of both Russia, China. That’s an 800% increase since 1970. Clearly we must have won the war on drugs.

I don’t know how else to explain the eight-fold increase since 1970, but considering nearly 70% of the prison population is African-Americans, maybe before the civil rights movement, they didn’t even let blacks in jail. I guess you have to be careful what you wish for. So it’s not that we don’t have lynchings any more; it’s just that now they take a lot longer and are funded by taxpayers.

If you think that’s a lot of people in jail now, wait until they reinstate debtor’s prison.

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