29 October 2012

The United States reinvented the slave trade

1. Three "strikes" and you get life in jail. Even for trivial crimes, Leandro Andrade is serving 2 consecutive life sentences for shoplifting 9 video tapes with a value of $153

2a. 1% of Americans are in jail (2.3 million)

2b On a per capita bases this equates to twice as many in South Africans, more than 3 times Iran and 6 times China's prison population.

3. No society in history has imprisoned as many people as America.

4. 1 in 30 men aged 20 - 34 in in prison.

5.1 in 9 black males are in prison.

6. There are more 17 year old black males in prison than in college.

7. 5% of the world are American...25% of all prisoners are American.

8. America prohibits importing goods made through forced labor or prisoners...
...American prisons produce 100% of all military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet proof vests,

9. 93% of domestically used paints, 36% of home appliances, 21% of office furniture, which allows America to compete with factories in Mexico.

10. You get solitary confinement if you refuse to work!

11. Thus America has successfully reinvented the slave trade.

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