The US imprisons a higher percentage of its population than any other country on the planet including China and any dictatorship you can think of. The majority of those imprisoned are poor and black. 50% are for non violent crimes and 20% are ‘guilty’ of minor drugs offenses, often as a result of police forces enthusiastically achieving or exceeding their ‘targets’. At the same time the rich, powerful or simply those with the right friends are able to commit crimes with impunity.
This is not a political issue.
It is not a right or left issue.
It is simply a right or wrong issue.
A moral issue.
If you have 30 minutes to spare find out more by watching this interesting interview with Glen Greenwald on US TV programme ‘Democracy Now’ (Includes our own Billy Bragg) But be prepared to be outraged.
or take a look at Glen Greenwald‘s Blog.
Please let me know if you think that Glen’s interview comments were inaccurate, unjustified or even just rubbish. Just use the comments box/link.