The U.S. has both the highest number of prisoners and the highest per capita incarceration rate in the modern world at 655 adults per 100,000. (It’s worth noting that China’s incarceration statistics are dubious, and they execute far more people than the United States. Indeed, the so-called People’s Republic executes more people annually than the rest of the world combined.) Still, that’s more than 2.2 million Americans in state and federal prisons as well as county jails.
On top of those currently serving time, 4.7 million Americans were on parole in 2016, or about one in 56. These numbers do not include people on probation, which raises the number to one in 35. Nor does it include all of the Americans who have been arrested at one time or another, which is over 70 million – more than the population of France.
For firearm owners in particular, the growth in this “prison-industrial complex” is troubling because felons are forbidden from owning firearms and ammunition under the 1968 Gun Control Act. As the number of laws has grown and the cultural shift for police has gone from a focus on keeping the peace to enforcing the law, more and more Americans are being stripped of their 2nd Amendment rights (not to mention other civil rights like voting – as of 2017, 6.1 million Americans cannot vote because of their criminal records). All told, eight percent of all Americans cannot own firearms because of a felony conviction.
For American society as a whole, the prison-industrial complex has created a perverse incentive structure. Bad laws drive out respect for good laws because there are just so many laws (not to mention rules, regulations, and other prohibitions used by federal prosecutors to pin crimes on just about anyone). How did we get here?
History of Incarceration in the U.S.
United States law is, of course, based on English common law. Thus, no history of incarceration in the United States can start without first discussing the history of incarceration in the Kingdom of England and later the United Kingdom of Great Britain…..Read More
PLEASE take this seriously. This is very very real.
Recently, I interviewed Steve Quayle regarding UN troops on American soil in large numbers, Marine Corps call-ups and the UN manning FEMA camps. I have already received some “hate mail” saying that this cannot possible be true. In the words of Steve, some will remain a DUD (Dumb Until Dead). In a short 51 minutes, Steve Quayle highlighted more improtant topics related to the coming FEMA camp incarcerations that I thought possible in that time frame. In the near future, I am dedicating some fo the space from my website to investigate how far Steve Quayles’ claims can be taken. How deep does the threat run? We are going to find out.
No Matter How Strong the Evidence, There Are Some That Will Never Believe
There are some that have eyes to see, but refuse to do so. These people suffer from a common disorder called cognitive dissonance.
The social media and the mainstream media are spending an inordinate amount of money, time and effort in attempting to control the narrative. Yet, nothing that these groups do is as effective good ole fashioned cognitive dissonance resulting in learned helplessness.
Why are so many Americans simply giving in to the suspension of our Constitution and the widespread criminality among our leaders (ie Clinton)? There is a set of psychological reasons why our people, even those that are seemingly more awake than most, would accept this latest tyranny from their government. We know about cognitive dissonance which prevents people from seeing the totality of a threat and thus inhibiting their personal ability to make the paradigm shift needed to accurately perceive the threat. We also know about bystander apathy which stands as an obstacle to getting involved because in this large country, “someone else will do it”. And there is a third psychological reason which prevents us from getting involved because we have been conditioned that our actions cannot make any difference which is reflective of a condition called, learned helplessness.
For the psychological reasons listed above, many Americans are still in denial about the existence and true nature of concentration camps in America,commonly known as FEMA camps. The evidence is overwhelming and from certain documents we can ascertain how “detainees” will be captured and transported to these infamous FEMA camps. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate, that from the government’s own documents, it is child’s play to demonstrate the nature of FEMA camps in terms of who is going to be running these camps….Read More
If Jesus Christ came back today I think that “Modern Day Christians” would ignore his illegitimate jailing to the same extent that they have ignored the current jailing of American citizens for their love of liberty and God given rights. Many of them like Schaeffer Cox are Christians and whose only crime was peacefully exercising his God given rights, acting upon the greatest commandment, as a prime motivation. Yet modern day “christians” without remorse eat their own, and have thrown this man under the bus. When are “christians” going to get discernment, testicles, and a backbone and face up to this evil that they have allowed out of the pits of hell? When?
“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but….. if the bad days are not already here they are not too far off. Do you think that the “church” will ever wake up? For that mater is anyone going to wake up?
NOW, DOES IT MAKE SENSE AS TO WHY EX-MILITARY AND INTEL ARE MOVING TO THE OZARKS?
Submitted by Dave Hodges on Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 08:43.
Since I put the “all-call” out to American truckers loyal to America requesting information regarding the transport of UN forces and/or equipment on US soil, I have received dozens reports of UN troop and vehicle transport from 18 states. Some people professed an ignorance to the danger of what they were seeing until they watched the following video. I produced following a John Moore-Paul Martin revelation of mass sightings of UN transport late last week. Initially, we lacked specifics, so I produced this video.
The United Nations occupation of America, for nefarious purposes was actually rehearsed by the Obama administration in a drill that became known at Jade Helm 16. As Michael Savage’s show says in their bump-in introductions, “Danger….psychological nudity…” In other words, the truth can be painful. The rest of this article is not for the faint of heart because your enslvement was rehearsed in great detail and with great precision in 2016 by the Obama administration prior to leaving office. ….Read More
An outright frightening dossier released by a former senior United Nations official reveals that United Nations employees have carried out over 60,000 rapes in just the last decade. What’s more, the dossier estimates that the organization currently employs at least 3,300 pedophiles.
In just ten years, under the guise of rendering aid, the United Nations has literally been raping and pillaging countries across the world. The problem has gotten so out of hand that it prompted the former UN insider, Andrew Macleod, to blow the whistle and hand over the evidence to Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) Secretary Priti Patel.
According to the exclusive report by the Sun, the dossier reveals that on top of the 3,300 pedophiles working for the organization, thousands more “predatory” sex abusers specifically target aid charity jobs to get close to vulnerable women and children.
According to Macleod, anyone who’s attempted to blow the whistle on the horrifyingly rampant abuse is silence and fired….Read More
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
Josh Gupta-Kagan, a professor of law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, has just published a new report on “America’s Hidden Foster Care System.”
Professor Gupta-Kagan states that there are about as many children in this “hidden” foster care system as there are in the “formal” foster care system.
The “formal” U.S. foster care system currently has over 400,000 children in foster care, which means that in total there are potentially well over 800,000 children in the U.S. who have been removed from their parents. He reports:
In most states, child protection agencies induce parents to transfer physical custody of their children to kinship caregivers by threatening to place the children in foster care and bring them to family court.
Both the frequency of these actions – this Article establishes that they occur tens and likely hundreds of thousands of times annually – and their impact – they separate parents and children, sometimes permanently – resemble the formal foster care system.
But they are hidden from courts because agencies file no petition alleging abuse or neglect and from policymakers because agencies do not generally report these cases.
While informal custody changes can sometimes serve children’s and families’ interests by preventing state legal custody, this hidden foster care system raises multiple concerns, presciently raised in Supreme Court dicta in 1979.
State agencies infringe on parents’ and children’s fundamental right to family integrity with few meaningful due process checks. Agencies avoid legal requirements to make reasonable efforts to reunify parents and children, licensing requirements intended to ensure that kinship placements are safe, and requirements to pay foster care maintenance payments to kinship caregivers.
Professor Gupta-Kagan goes on to explain that recent changes in Congress, including the passing of the Family First Act, actually provides incentives for this “hidden” foster care system under the seemingly good practice of encouraging “kinship placement.”
Richard Wexler has written similar analyses of the Family First Act in the past. See: …. Read More
“…. Whitehead also discusses the establishment of a police state that condemns 1.5 million Americans, annually, to mental institutions for their political beliefs, not for actual mental illness. Many of these Americans are forcibly medicated against their will WITHOUT the required court order. America is in the early stages of what could accurately be referred to as FEMA camp incarcerations.
In the 1970’s the world chastised the former Soviet Union for practicing “political schizophrenia”, which was the incarceration of political activists solely based on their beliefs under the guise of a mental illness diagnosis. Did you know that there were 80,000 swat team raids in America last year? Citizens are being “executed” as unconstitutional red flag laws are illegally enforced.
In the following interview, Whitehead details case after case of Americans who are illegally abused by their government for having the “wrong” political beliefs. …..”
This is what happens when “Christians” treat government as their God. As the entity that defines their rights rather than the entity that defends them.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
t’s like something out of The Onion: city manager shuts down preschool farm stand out of fear that, if allowed, “we could end up with one on every corner.”
Farm Stand Shut Down
Alas, this is not satire. It’s the current predicament facing the Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. In an area where access to fresh fruits and vegetables can be limited, this preschool has stepped up to prioritize growing and selling fresh produce from its school gardens. According to recent reporting in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Little Ones has often sold its produce with generous discounts to local food stamp recipients and other neighbors and has been acknowledged as a leader in the farm-to-school healthy food movement.
That is, until the city shut down the bi-monthly farm stand program last month for zoning violations….Read More
Don’t forget that the same people that murdered Kennedy are still running things. Think about that, and it’s ramifications if you will. It sure explains a lot….
Paul Craig Roberts
Institute for Political Economy
The Coverup of President John F. Kennedy’s Assassination Is Wearing Thin
Paul Craig Roberts
Here is a several years old documentary of 35 minutes summarizing the powerful evidence that the Warran Commission Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is a cover-up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-l23ec-4mc
All available evidence points to the CIA and the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the cooperation of the Secret Service, as the murderers of President Kennedy. Fifty-six years after the murder of President Kennedy, the US government still refuses to release the documents that would prove what really happened. Clearly, the truth is being hidden….Read More