Skip to comments.The US Is Putting More White People In Prison, And Meth Could Be To Blame
Posted on 02/28/2013 7:43:39 AM PST by blam
The US Is Putting More White People In Prison, And Meth Could Be To Blame
February 28, 2013
There's been a huge shift in the racial makeup of U.S. prisons in the past decade, The New York Times reports.
The Sentencing Project analyzed prison populations from 2000 to 2009, finding the rates of incarceration for blacks dropped sharply during that period: 30.7 percent for black women and 9.8 percent for men.
The report also found a major spike in incarceration rates for white men and women during the same period, according to The Times. The rate for white women increased 47.1 percent for white women and 8.5 percent for white men.
Rates of incarceration dropped slightly for Hispanic men but jumped 23.3 percent for Hispanic women.
A dramatic shift in a prison population is highly unusual, the Sentencing Project's director Marc Mauer told The Times. From the Times:
"But the trend is clear, Mr. Mauer said, adding that no single factor could explain the shifting figures but that changes in drug laws and sentencing for drug offenses probably played a large role. Other possible contributors included decreasing arrest rates for blacks, the rising number of whites and Hispanics serving mandatory sentences for methamphetamine abuse, and socioeconomic shifts that have disproportionately affected white women."
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"It made my heart ache, you know, to see all these beautiful black men in the joint. The warriors should be out there helping the masses. I felt that way, I was real naive. Six weeks I was up there and I talked to the brothers. I talked to 'em, and ... THANK GOD WE GOT PENITENTIARIES" - Richard Pryor
That's the NORTHERN Spotted Owl. Because the same critter below a certain parallel is doing quite well, thank you very much. Down there they call that same critter the SOUTHERN Spotted Owl.
Strix occidentalis caurina Northern Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalis occidentalis California Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalis lucida Mexican Spotted Owl
The Gila Wilderness is home to the largest population of the Mexican sub-species.
The nearly contiguous range of the Northern Spotted Owl extends from southwestern British Columbia south through western Washington and Oregon to Marin County on the north-central coast of California. The California Spotted Owl’s range overlaps that of the Northern Spotted Owl in the southern Cascade Range, and extends south through the western Sierra Nevada to Tulare County. They also occur in discrete populations in mountainous areas of coastal and southern California from Monterey County to northern Baja California. In the United States the Mexican Spotted Owl occurs in disjunct populations in mountain ranges and canyons of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and extreme western Texas. In Mexico it ranges from Sonora, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, and eastern Coahuila through the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental as far south as Michoacán......
.....The California Spotted Owl is not considered to be threatened nor endangered by the USFWS.
Meth and cigarettes/smokeless cannot make those claims. Both are highly addictive and harmful even in normal use.
That could be the difference. But since the cigarette makers are still in business and turning a profit, it's unlikely that nobody would sell a comparably addictive legal drug.
The US is putting more white people in Prison.
Meth equalizing opportunity regardless of race.
I suppose it could be some form of affirmative
action prisom plan... wouldn’t want a racial
imbalance, wouldn’t be fair...
Third highest per-capita income in the world, with a government that’s like Michael Bloomberg on steroids.
True....the gist of the program I saw, I think a 60 minutes hit job was that it was “understandable pissing” because the Singapore government was draconian and conservative and these poor free-thinkers were understandably rebelling to oppressive authority.
We are on the cusp of the same thing in this country. But it will be the reverse. An oppressive evil government bent on destroying our traditional values. Who knows what form our ‘pissing rebellion’ will take? I think they are anticipating it, thus the hell-bent-for-leather efforts right now on controlling (actually they intend consficating) guns.
Your post makes a compelling case that the true target of the green movement is industry and not species protection.
And their source is hard numbers from Swiss bank UBS. "Singaporeans have a low purchasing power of only 39.9, comparable to Kuala Lumpur (39.5), Warsaw (34.0) and Bogota (33.7). [...] the ordinary Malaysian citizen has about the same domestic purchasing power as the Singaporean."
True. The “Northern Spotted Owl” was an environmentalist’s construct that divides the same critter by latitude in order to shut down the timber industry.
If drugs are legalized, it’s critical they not be taxed at all. If you want them taxed, you are foolish or evil. You want the government to be a drug dealer? Once that happens, it will be a nightmare. They will make the Zetas look like a joke.
Apparently it is true that a libertarian is nothing more than a conservative without common sense. Meth is highly addictive to the point that after one use you are hooked. And a meth head will do anything for his next fix. I guess you have no problem with zombie-like meth heads ravaging our cities and murdering innocent people. Beam me up Scotty.
If drugs are legalized, its critical they not be taxed at all. If you want them taxed, you are foolish or evil. You want the government to be a drug dealer?
The drugs alcohol and tobacco are taxed - does that make government a dealer in those drugs? (For the record, I don't think any drugs should be taxed differently than any other consumer item.)
"Hard numbers"? Not quite. And I had forgotten how conservative European bankers are.
the ordinary Malaysian citizen has about the same domestic purchasing power as the Singaporean.
And what is this "domestic purchasing power"? Apparently it is the amount of money the average Singaporean has left after paying for non-negotiables like housing.
The average home in Singapore is a modern 3-bedroom high-rise apartment. 87% of Singaporeans own their homes.
Most urban Malaysians live in project housing subsidized by the government.
So the average Singaporean has enough money to make mortgage payments on a nice apartment with all modern amenities plus has a good amount of disposable income.
The average urban Malaysian can never afford to pay a mortgage on a nice apartment, but instead lives in rundown government housing with shared toilet facilities.
I find it interesting that one of the indices in the article of how economically disadvantaged Singaporeans are is that they have to work almost 75% as hard as a Russian has to in order to buy an iPod nano.
Sure sounds like increadible, grinding poverty to me.
to the point that after one use you are hooked.
Sounds like urban legend to me. Have any evidence?
Always was....always will be.
This might be because when gov. wants to blame yt they count all non blacks i.e all Central and South American’s as European white. This trick is standard operating procedure in all facets of US society so as to infer whites are more inclined to criminal behavior and thus culpable for all of societies wrongs.
Yes but a Meth manufacturer would be a startup and wouldn’t have the capital of RJR and Lorillard.