"Lift me, human!"
The USA locks up more of it’s people, for longer, often for more trivial offenses, than other major developed countries. Despite violent crime in America declining, the nation’s incarceration rate has tripled since 1980. Laws are often badly written, unclear, and unevenly enforced. The ‘justice system’ discriminates against people of color, the poor, and the disadvantaged. A black male, for example, is 7 times more likely than a white male to be imprisoned. The burgeoning private ‘for profit’ prison industry requires a constant supply of prisoners and spends millions of dollars lobbying politicians to that end .. (more here)
some things never change ..
"Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them." .. (attributed to Margaret Atwood)