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  •  Agree. We also need to change (16+ / 0-)

    the use of the word crime - or expand it- there are more corporate white collar criminal in America, than those busted for "street crimes".  They just don't go to jail.  Some even get to run for President - like Romoney.  And violence - the violence of poverty inflicted on folks kills more people than bullets.

    But I still think we have to deal with things going on in our communities as best we can without waiting around for there to be a mass movement that may not every happen.

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    by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 01:43:44 PM PDT

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    •  So true. (12+ / 0-)
      violence of poverty inflicted on folks kills more people than bullets
      How many die early, not because of a shooting, but because of environmental poisoning, lack of medical care, etc.?  

      It's all tied together.  And the common denominator is poverty.   But it's more than that.  Your list was excellent.  

      The nation has lost so many generations when it could have been different.  For a fraction of the cost of the Iraq war, we could remediated all the lead.  All of it.  Prevneted brain damage.  

      Jesse Jackson used to say it cost more to send a kid to jail than it did to send him or her to Yale.

      The acts of our nation have been both immoral and self-destructive, for had we done the right things, all sorts of human and financial costs could have been prevented.  

      There still seems ot be no will.  

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      by TomP on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 01:49:29 PM PDT

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