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The Justice is claiming it will stop its use of private prison. This comes on the heels of news that the Obama administration gave a illegal non-bid contract to Corrections Corporation of America worth $1 billion dollars and has a 100% occupancy clause. Even after seeing their stock tumble, GEO Group management says they will be alright as only 12% of their contracts are federal.
Chicago’s police superintendent called for the firing of seven officers for their roles in covering up the murder of Laquan McDonald in 2014. The officers filed false police reports and yet not one has been charged as accessories to McDonald’s brutal murder by Officer Jason Van Dyke.
The Milwaukee uprising of 2016 after the killing of is just the latest explosion of frustration at a white supremacist system designed to criminalize and target Black people. Mother Jones published some pretty dismal stats on Black life in Wisconsin.
Did US swimmers in Rio lie about being robbed by armed gunman posing as police? It appears in typical racist suspect move, the swimmers, all white males vandalized a gas station bathroom, damaged property and then lied about being robbed.