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  •  it's a long process (4+ / 0-)
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    jbou, TomP, Dogs are fuzzy, NearlyNormal

    and it involves the interaction of culture, attitudes and legal system that bruh points to.

    More public defenders will result in fewer minorities (esp. young black men) being thrown in jail for stupid reasons or essentially no reason at all.  Reducing that incarceration rate increases the number who can be productive and reduces the number seen as criminals (remember, if convicted for stupid or no reason, they aren't criminals, just convicts).  over time, the cultural biases that see young black men as criminals and a source of fear get eroded.  With that, the careless attitude toward their lives should decrease as well.

    It ain't fast, but it's pretty important.

    Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

    by Mindful Nature on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 04:34:07 PM PDT

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