Friday, May 30, 2014

Massive ABA-backed volunteer effort will help with Obama clemency proposal

Massive ABA-backed volunteer effort will help with Obama clemency proposal.  This is great news.  I'm reading an excellent book, The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander.  The book chronicles how mass incarceration arose as a way of reversing the tide of the Civil Rights Movement.  In other words, imprison the people asking for civil rights.  Certain lawmakers wanted to create arbitrary laws to imprison people of color.  There is a lot of truth in this.  I'm glad to see the ABA and the Obama Administration take on this issue.

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