mandatory minimum sentences

Just Like Crack in the 80s, the Police State Thrives on Gun Hysteria

Submitted by Glen Ford on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 00:53

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

African American politicians and activists implored President Obama and others in authority to “do something” about gun violence in inner cities. Be careful what you ask for. The current gun hysteria will serve as an excuse to expand the police state, through a new wave of “mandatory minimum sentences and adoption of New York-type stop-and-frisk policies.”

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