DUMPING GROUND FOR BLACK AND LATINO YOUTH
President Nixon began the WAR ON DRUGS in the U.S. in 1971 and since that time the prison population has grown over 700% with the majority in prison being young black men.
Some statistics that should concern us all........today, 2016, prison population in Federal and State prisons is over 2.2 million. This is the highest prison population in the world. Most BLACK YOUNG DRUG OFFENDERS SPEND 5 YEARS IN PRISON. One in fifteen prisoners is Black. One in 36 is Latino. One in 100 is white. If Blacks were put in jail like Whites the prison population would decline by 50%.
THERE ARE MORE BLACKS IN PRISON TODAY THAN DURING THE SLAVE TRADE IN 1850
And, what are these Blacks, Latinos and Whites doing with their time? Working, yes, forced to work for 24 cents to 99 cents per hour....truly slave labor and these workers are working for major global corporations.
Forced labor, slave labor for major corporations. And, more and more of these prisons are becoming private, owned by publicly traded companies that make a profit from having more in prison. Truly, a very interesting system in the LAND OF THE FREE?
NOW, here is where it gets even more interesting. THE BIGGEST LOBBY IS THE PRISON LOBBY, THE LOBBY FOR PRIVATE PRISONS. THE PRISON SYSTEM IS A 5 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY. THIS IS A BUSINESS........A BUSINESS, A FOR PROFIT BUSINESS THAT PROFITS FROM MORE AND MORE PRIVATE PRISONS WITH MORE AND MORE PRISONERS.
In the year 2000 I was a Democratic Nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives. As a part of my campaign platform I called for the decriminalization of all drugs. In the year 2016 and going into my campaign for CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR IN 2018 I AM CALLING FOR THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF ALL DRUGS....I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN CALIFORNIA OR IN THE U.S. CALLING FOR THIS.........IT IS WORKING IN OTHER COUNTRIES QUITE WELL AND PORTUGAL IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF A SUCCESSFUL DRUG POLICY. I AM ALSO CALLING FOR THE IMMEDIATE END TO THE WAR ON DRUGS PROGRAM WHICH HAS PROVEN TO BE FAR TOO COSTLY AND UNSUCCESSFUL.
Right now a new private prison has been built to house 260 women. The State of California GAVE $9 million dollars of tax payor's money to house these 260 women prisoners in a private for profit facility.260 women at a cost of $34, 615 per woman....higher than the cost to go to college LABOR at 24 to 99 cents per hour for major global corporations. THIS IS A TOTAL FRAUD AND SCANDAL...WHO IS DOING ANY INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING??? NO ONE................TOTAL SILENCE FROM MEDIA AND NO POLITICIAN SCREAMING..........WILL I AM, IT IS TIME TO FREE THE SLAVES...............!!!!!!
ARE YOU NEXT TO BECOME A SLAVE IN THE U.S. SLAVE LABOR SYSTEM??