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There's A NIP In The Air. (Photo by Pete)
Prosecutors go to bizarre lengths to put Black victims of police gunfire in prison. A young man blinded by a cop’s bullet may spend 35 years in prison. A unarmed, mentally ill man who was shot at by police faces 25 years behind bars because the cops wounded two bystanders. Who cares? “The black misleadership class are unconcerned with the plight of the people who are targeted by the system.

Margaret Kimberley
The United States is a country which openly and unashamedly targets black people for police surveillance, prosecution, incarceration and death. Racism is the fuel which feeds the monster of criminal injustice, making a mockery of any claims of democracy and equal treatment under the law.

Those words are backed up by cold, hard facts. The United States has the dubious distinction of putting both a greater percentage of its population and the largest number of people overall in jails and prison than any other country in the world. The country with 5 percent of the world’s population has 25 percent of all prisoners. Black Americans, who make up roughly 13 percent of the population are 38 percent of all those behind bars.

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