BTR News: Woman locked up and kids taken away for being poor in SC?

Carla Farrow

January 30, 2014 – 3:00PM EST

On today’s episode of Black Talk Radio News…

A woman in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been arrested and charged with three counts of child neglect, and her children – ages 11, 13 and 17 – were placed in state custody. The criminalization of the poor continues as the US Government cuts funding to social programs including programs that help poor people heat their homes in the winter.

The House of Representatives cut 8 billion dollars from the SNAP (food assistance) program. The United States ranked 34th out of 35 countries in child poverty and welfare rankings which barely beats out Romania according to a UNICEF report.

African-Americans on social media are outraged at a newspaper headline that said that parents outraged at Beyonce’s Grammy performance called her a “whore”. Why should Black people care or should they spend their time being outraged by something else?

African-American and business mogul Magic Johnson attacked Dennis Rodman for visiting North Korea. He and Jay Leno spewed pro-USA propaganda and made racist statements about the North Korean people.

What is “Main Core”? It is a database containing names of people deemed some sort of threat to national security. Reportedly, it contained 8 million names of American citizens in 2008 but may have grown much larger with the NSA massive spying targeting pretty much everyone in the world with an email or social media account or a phone.

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One Reply to “BTR News: Woman locked up and kids taken away for being poor in SC?”

  1. Thanks for bringing to our attention the very egregious case of Ms. Carla Farrow. It is a very sad day when a mother’s children are snatched because of lights being turned off.

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