Friday, May 04, 2012

#OWS Obama Acts As Enabler Of US Racist Justice System And It's Mass Incarceration Of Blacks and Hispanics

Protester Occupy Department of Justice over the Racist Based Mass Incarceration of Black and Hispanic Americans
The US justice system and its prison system are at every level a modern form of the old Jim Crow Laws and Lynching Laws.
Obama has done nothing to address the issue because he fears upsetting his white supporters but also those racist who belong to the Republican Party.

So once again the question is how is Obama any different than previous presidents?
Obama is Black but he is in favor of supporting the Status Quo whether it is the War On Drugs , the Global War on Terrorism or giving trillions of dollars to the Wall Street thugs, bullies and thieves or giving Municipalities across the US the green light to allow local police forces to use excessive violence and the use of undercover Agent Provocateurs to crackdown and deligitimize the Occupy Movement.

Photos from April 27, 2012 Occupy The department of Justice protest

Obama Mass Incarceration fail as the numbers rise under the Obama Regime as he makes excuses for the Mass Incarceration of mainly blacks and Hispanics in America . The crimes committed mostly relate to drug offenses .
Obama still not willing to state openly that the war on drugs in America is aimed primarily at minority groups including blacks and hispanics which leads to the conclusion that the War on Drugs is just a new version of Jim Crow and lynching laws.

Many were duped into believing that Obama being a black man would try to deal with this issue more openly and hons
estly yet he falls back on the status quo and white racist erroneous stereotype of Blacks and hispanics as being more proned to committing criminal acts.

Obama has no political interests in defending Black and Hispanic Americans against the lies and propaganda spewed forth by the racist faction amongst US elected officials to the Senate or Congress or the racist appointed over the years to the Supreme Court of the USA or the racist who occupy the upper levels of the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security or those who are in charge of local police forces across America and so forth.

Activists Occupy the Justice Department to Demand an End to Racist Mass Incarceration 02 May 2012 By Rania Khalek, Truthout | Report

On Tuesday, April 24, several hundred activists from around the country gathered outside the Justice Department (DOJ) in Washington, DC, to call for an end to mass incarceration.

The rally coincided with the 58th birthday of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has spent 30 years on death row for the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Falkner. Abu-Jamal and his supporters have since maintained his innocence, arguing that his conviction and subsequent death sentence stem from racism on the part of police, prosecutors and the trial judge.

In 2011, Abu-Jamal was removed from death row and his sentence reduced to life in prison without parole following a series of court appeals.

The crowd was thrilled to hear Abu-Jamal's voice over the loudspeaker when he called in from prison. "We gather here today because we want justice and, in the words of the old Black Panther party, we want freedom. We want abolition of the death penalty and abolition of solitary confinement. We want decarceration and the destruction of the mass incarceration complex," said Abu-Jamal.

It's no secret that America holds 25 percent of the world's prisoners, more than any other nation on earth, yet makes up only five percent of the world's population, with the costs falling predominately on communities of color. While African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the overall population, they account for 40 percent of US prisoners.
Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" has argued, "More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War Began." In her book, Alexander highlights mountains of evidence demonstrating how at every stage of the criminal justice process, from enforcement and prosecution to plea bargaining and jury sentencing, black defendants are treated more harshly for the same crimes as whites, particularly when the victim is white. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the application of the death penalty when, as Amnesty International puts it, "the single most reliable predictor of whether someone will be sentenced to death is the race of the victim."

and on President Obama's doublingdown on the drug wars while most Americans believe this to be a waste of money resources.

New Poll: 3/4 of Americans Want Alternative Penalties for Marijuana -- So Why is the Gov't Still Leading a War on Pot? by kristen Gwynne at, April 27,2012

Days after President Barack Obama defended his administration's war on state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs, new data from an Angus Reid Public Opinion poll reveals that the majority U.S citizens favor alternative penalties for "non-violent offenders," especially when it comes to weed:

Majorities of respondents in the three countries (Britain 56%, Canada 68%, United States 74%) welcome the concept of using alternative penalties—such as fines, probation or community service—rather than prison for non-violent offenders. At least seven-in-ten Britons (70%), Americans (74%) and Canadians (78%) believe personal marijuana use should be dealt with through alternative penalties. Support for similar guidelines for credit card fraud, drunk driving and arson is decidedly lower.

The poll is only the latest evidence illustrating how far the government’s draconian marijuana laws (and the legislators who refuse to change them) have strayed from what the public actually wants. In October, for example, a Gallup poll revealed for that, for the frist time ever, 50% of Americans favor full-blown marijuana legalization.

Despite a majority of Americans who want weed to be legal -- or, at the very least -- to ease punishment for marijuana smokers, an astounding $42 billion in tax payers' cash is spent prosecuting marijuana crimes annually. That's because 46% of drug arrests are related to marijuana. What's worse is that, in 2010, 88% of of those marijuana arrests (and the vast majority of that cash spent) were for offenses involving possession only.

The polls show that Americans clearly do not support this use of funds -- so why is the Obama Administration leading an assault on state-approved, medical marijuana dispensaries during an election year?

If Obama were to openly and honestly talk about the War On Drugs and the Mass Incarceration of Black and Hispanic Americans he would have to be willing to stand up to the corporations which see incarceration as a Cash Cow a very lucrative business opportunity.

In America especially on Wall Street and the Corporate Community human life and notions such as fairness, justice, compassion, empathy are all for sale and are judged by the bottom line ie will it be profitable etc.

Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders by Glen Ford via Black Agenda Report at, April29, 2012

The Corrections Corporation of America believes the economic crisis has created an opportunity to become landlord, as well as manager, of a chunk of the American prison gulag.

The nation’s largest private prison company, the Corrections Corporation of America, is on a buying spree. With a war chest of $250 million, the corporation, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, earlier this year sent letters to 48 states, offering to buy their prisons outright. To ensure their profitability, the corporation insists that it be guaranteed that the prisons be kept at least 90 percent full. Plus, the corporate jailers demand a 20-year management contract, on top of the profits they expect to extract by spending less money per prisoner.

For the last two years, the number of inmates held in state prisons has declined slightly, largely because the states are short on money. Crime, of course, has declined dramatically in the last 20 years, but that has never dampened the states’ appetites for warehousing ever more Black and brown bodies, and the federal prison system is still growing. However, the Corrections Corporation of America believes the economic crisis has created an historic opportunity to become the landlord, as well as the manager, of a big chunk of the American prison gulag.

Will a Militarized Police Force Facing Occupy Wall Street Lead to Another Kent State Massacre? by Steven Rosenfeld at, May 3, 2012

Today is the 42nd anniversary of an ugly chapter in American history.

Today is an ugly anniversary in American history: 42 years ago, National Guardsman opened fire on anti-Vietnam protesters at Ohio’s Kent State University, killing four students. Ten days later, Mississippi police fired on civil rights protesters taking refuge in a women’s dormitory at Jackson State University and killed two more students.

Four decades later, as police across the country deploy paramilitary tactics developed for fighting foreign terrorists on Occupy and some May Day protests, and as campus police ratchet up responses to tuition hike protests, we must ask, is this where things inevitably are headed—toward deadly confrontations between overly armed police and angered protesters, or just as likely, innocent bystanders caught in a crossfire?

Some of us lived through the Kent State shootings, anti-war protests and assassinations of that era. We also cannot forget the student strikes after the Kent and Jackson State killings that shut down universities and colleges. We are uneasy about a paramilitary police force's escalating tactics as Occupy protests continue into 2012.

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