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Hey! Wag your finger in someone else's face! She went out of her way to lock up immigrants—embracing SB 1070 during the 2010 Summer of Hate election, inventing crazy stories about headless bodies ...
by Mother Mags
Comment Count 40 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 08:54 PM PST with 127 Recommends
Another one of my kids got arrested today. Outgoing, pretty and with a golden smile, she looks like an all-star, but she's one of Those Kids who has some difficulty with the basics of school: she ...
by xajaxsingerx
Comment Count 62 comments on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 06:37 PM PST with 92 Recommends
Income inequality has become far more visible over the past few years, thanks in large part to the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It should be common knowledge by now that the rich ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 30 comments on Sun May 10, 2015 at 07:45 AM PDT with 84 Recommends
In 'honor' of our Vets, 'Sheriff Joe' Arpaio reaches new levels today, putting in a policy in hopes to change those in his county charge. http://www.kpho.com/story/23929601/sheriff-arpaio-...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:34 AM PST with 62 Recommends
Speeding got two Kansas City sisters pulled over in western Kansas. The marijuana they’d purchased in Colorado, just weeks after it became legal there, got them thrown in jail. What’s unclear ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM PST with 35 Recommends
The Washington Post headline could not be more clear: The U.S. has more jails than colleges To put these figures in context, we have slightly more jails and prisons in the U.S. -- 5,000 plus -- ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 10:21 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Maricopa County and Jennifer Braillard, daughter of Deborah Braillard who died in Sheriff Arpaio's jails seven years ago because she went into diabetic shock and was denied treatment, settled today ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 04:23 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
While it would be easy to blame our country's absurd incarceration rates on some mass public crusade against drug use, I'm a little more cynical. The so-called "War on Drugs" is big, unregulated ...
by geoffrotull
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Oct 05, 2007 at 04:40 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
This diary is part of a series on the problems and issues dealing with mental illness in American society. The are two previous diaries. Mass Murders And The Mental Health System The American ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu May 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
A year has hardly passed since the city of Hazard, Ky was last in the LGBT spotlight for the two developmentally disabled men being ejected from a public pool, and now the city is back in the news ...
by ekyprogressive
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 01:41 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
$17,000 per month - That is what a military contractor says he is making in Iraq at the following article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6205968.stm in the "In Iraq for the Money" section ...
by rick
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Dec 11, 2006 at 11:56 AM PST with 13 Recommends
by tyoma
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 09:04 AM PST with 10 Recommends
by peterfredson
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 06:32 AM PST with 6 Recommends
And the more overcrowded the better. (For reasons of space, and relative sanity, I had to leave out: ivory traders, rhino poachers, sex traffickers, Fox News executives, baby seal killers, TV ...
by thefarleftside
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:22 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I have written in the past about Egypt and how that country's human rights violations debunk Bush's argument about democracy breaking out in the Middle East. Now, ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jul 03, 2007 at 07:09 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
We sit by and watch laws being broken by the rich and powerful more and more. Meanwhile our prisons are full and they have become another industry for filling the pockets of those already rich. ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 04:31 PM PST with 3 Recommends
by Mr Clue
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Nov 09, 2005 at 11:13 AM PST with 2 Recommends
If a parent doesn't punish, or threaten to punish, a child for any wrongdoing, how does that child behave in the future? It's the same for CEOs, bankers and politicians. While spanking them might ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri May 10, 2013 at 02:23 PM PDT with 1 Recommend