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The US police state.
    #1436670 - 04/07/03 05:46 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

US prison population peaks (BBC News)

One in every 142 people living in the United States was in jail last year.

US population = 286 million (more than 2 million inmates)

China population = 1.3 billion (1.4 million inmates)

That's scary...  :frown:

 


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Re: The US police state. [Re: grib]
    #1436712 - 04/07/03 06:06 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

OMG! :shocked:

12%of blacks between the age of 20 and 30 in jail....LAST YEAR! :ooo:


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Re: The US police state. [Re: grib]
    #1436742 - 04/07/03 06:26 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

you can thank the drug war for that.


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Re: The US police state. [Re: ]
    #1436768 - 04/07/03 06:34 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

The drug war is nothing more than a civil war. All it has done is make coke as cheap and available as pot used to be. If you locked up everyone who had ever tried an illicit substance, then there wouldn't be anyone left. Didn't bush try coke?


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Re: The US police state. [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1436982 - 04/07/03 07:44 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Bush not only was addicted to coke, but his daughter was busted for cocaine and was only given a slap on the wrist, while everyone else goes to jail  :mad:


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Re: The US police state. [Re: chodamunky]
    #1437390 - 04/07/03 09:52 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I think it was Jeb's daughter that was popped for crack.



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Re: The US police state. [Re: chodamunky]
    #1437400 - 04/07/03 10:00 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

bush's daughters got busted for underage drinking. jeb's daughter (george's neice), got busted for prescription fraud while trying to illegally pick up some xanax. there are allegations that george w. bush used cocaine, but whether he was 'addicted' or not is something for which there is absolutely not a shred of evidence. for the young ladies in the bush family, penalties were the same as any other first time offenders with the same offenses (fines, mandatory counseling, etc.). where are you getting this information?



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Re: The US police state. [Re: Learyfan]
    #1437404 - 04/07/03 10:00 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

illegally attempting to purchase xanax.


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Re: The US police state. [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1437411 - 04/07/03 10:05 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

All it has done is make coke as cheap and available as pot used to be

when was the last time pot was 50 bucks a gram?

the drug war drives up the price of drugs, making it more profitable to sell drugs and more expensive to be an addict. both of which only contribute to the violence and crime falsely attributed to drugs themselves.



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Re: The US police state. [Re: grib]
    #1437416 - 04/07/03 10:06 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

well if you spend billions and billions of dollars building new prisons then i guess you have to fill them up, work camps are big business. america's capitol was built on the backs of slaves so is this really surprising? now, do any more countries want to be "liberated"(we'll cut down your civilians with machine guns and blow up your infrastructure...don't worry, you can pay us back later with your oil profits)?


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Re: The US police state. [Re: rhizo]
    #1437430 - 04/07/03 10:14 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

the drug war keeps our jails full of young poor urban black men who are then forced to work, though they have commited no real crime. fucked up.


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Re: The US police state. [Re: ]
    #1437440 - 04/07/03 10:19 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

the drug war keeps our jails full of young poor urban black men who are then forced to work, though they have commited no real crime. fucked up.



They also get to socialize with and learn from more 'hardened' criminals. It's a veritable criminal indoctrination/training camp.


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Re: The US police state. [Re: ]
    #1437448 - 04/07/03 10:22 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

12%of blacks between the age of 20 and 30 in jail....LAST YEAR! :tongue:


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Re: The US police state. [Re: Azmodeus]
    #1437969 - 04/08/03 01:32 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

12%of blacks between the age of 20 and 30 in jail....LAST YEAR! :tongue: 




Hence the spelling "AmeriKKKa", and the design of its flag:


 


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Re: The US police state. [Re: Annapurna1]
    #1438072 - 04/08/03 02:15 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

hey there anna... you never did answer my questions about that is this thread...

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum14&Number=1430735&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=3

or did you just do it?


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Re: The US police state. [Re: ]
    #1438086 - 04/08/03 02:22 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

hey there anna... you never did answer my questions about that is this thread...

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=Forum14&Number=1430735&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=3

or did you just do it?




I didnt; but the thread originator did.


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Re: The US police state. [Re: rhizo]
    #1438097 - 04/08/03 02:27 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

america's capitol was built on the backs of slaves so is this really surprising? now, do any more countries want to be "liberated"(we'll cut down your civilians with machine guns and blow up your infrastructure...don't worry, you can pay us back later with your oil profits)?

What Amerika did then is long gone- all those people who had slaves are now DEAD...so you shouldn't have to worry.


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Re: The US police state. [Re: Murex]
    #1438108 - 04/08/03 02:33 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I think what he is saying is the mentality is the same, making people work for free. People caught for pot are being forced into slavery much like the blacks. Think of the problems caused if people were all of a sudden just let out.


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Re: The US police state. [Re: Annapurna1]
    #1438109 - 04/08/03 02:34 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

yeah, the criminalization of black men is a thriving institution in this country.

we've got pointless laws keeping prisons full of poor young black men, where they're forced to work, though they've harmed no one.

it's eerily reminiscent of slavery.


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Re: The US police state. [Re: ]
    #1438121 - 04/08/03 02:40 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

>>>when was the last time pot was 50 bucks a gram?

There's some G-13 man. I saw it in American Beauty. Shit goes for $2k a ounce!  :tongue:


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