In Vermont, lawmakers lead the way on legalizing recreational pot – Other States Lack Leadership! kra With Letter to Editor

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

Ken’s Comments:   Why is it that Vermont is the only state in which the lawmakers have legalized marijuana? It is because legislators in other states are grossly uninformed as to the wasteful cost and harm done by current marijuana policies and as to the benefits of legalization, and they lack the guts to do what flat-out makes sense. But they don’t; they equivocate by saying things like “let’s wait and see what...

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How One Mississippi Teen Went 1,266 Days Behind Bars Before Receiving a Mental Evaluation – Outrageous! kra

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse |

Ken’s Comments:   See my many articles about the problems, and rampant injustice, caused by warehousing our mentally ill in prisons. This is the painfully well documented account of a young man named Tyler, who languished for 48 months in prison before getting the court-ordered mental health evaluation. It also relates the judge’s preposterous ruling that there was “good cause” for the delay, so typical of officials...

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Backfire – Crimes by Prison Guards Cause Crimes by Inmates – kra

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Featured, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse |

  Backfire 2/8/13 The recent tragic shooting of a Wilmington police officer may well be the result of the lawlessness I have witnessed in Delaware D.O.C. “Guards”, who are law enforcement officers, repeatedly breaking the law, with NO accountability. Theft, assault, writing false reports, witnessed day after day by the prisoners. Think about it. They have seen during their incarceration hundreds of instances of crimes committed by...

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Massachusetts: Reform Legislation Introduced after Study on Solitary Confinement Published

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse |

Ken’s Comments:   Here we see that use of solitary does not reduce violence, and, in fact, decreases public safety.  READ SUBTLE BUT REAL SERIOUS DAMAGE TO SOCIETY caused by the war on drugs. Backfire Effect kra  What most of the authors of articles about solitary confinement don’t know is the real reason that many inmates are put there. What is that reason? Totally illegally, and criminally, guards will manufacture false...

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“I Won’t Back Down” – My Theme Song. kra

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs |

I remember when our criminal justice system worked well. There was time to have proper trials. There were nearly zero wrongful convictions. Our prison population was about 338,000 (now over 2.1 million). That was 1973, the year I graduated from law school. That was before the “war on drugs” got ramped up. That was 45 years ago; that is how long it has taken us to create the dysfunctional justice system seen in America today. Nixon...

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