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  •  The US houses over one quarter of the world's (7+ / 0-)

    prisoners, while having about one twentieth of the world's population. And still have the highest murder rate in the first world and some of the highest overall crime rates anywhere in the world including many third world countries.

    What is wrong with this picture?

    "The fact which the politician faces is merely that there is less honor among thieves than was supposed, and not the fact that they are thieves." Thoreau

    by shigeru on Mon Mar 03, 2008 at 08:15:19 PM PST

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