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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Selling Kids For Cash

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Can't say I'm shocked by the following story, but it sure does make me wonder how many others are doing the same thing.
Only thing that does kinda surprise me is that he was exposed.
Makes me remember some of the shocking facts I read in
  • Black Youth are being set up for The Prison System (Big $ Business)
  • Jim Crow hasn't gone anywhere - how it still exits under disguise
  • Is it all about money though?
  • What's behind all this?
There are countless angles that can be taken but we do know that black people, mainly young black people are being targeted. 
I'm no expert, but it doesn't take a genius to see there's probably not much equality in the makeup of the persons in prison that look like you Darcy in comparison to those of lighter shades.
  • 1 in Every 15 Black men in America are incarcerated
  • 1 in Every 36 Hispanic men are incarcerated
  • 1 in Every 106 White men are incarcerated
Doesn't take a math genius to see there's a slight imbalance here!
You also have to consider the fact that people of color only make up 30% of the U.S. Population.
At least now stories like the one below are coming out for the mainstream to see with crystal clarity what so many have been saying for so long.
Also with Excellent Books like The New Jim Crow (authored by a Sista) we have documents upon documents exposing the motives of those who pose as being for the people.
What are Your Feelings about this Story?
Here it is! 
Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System 
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. 
He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison owned by a developer who was paying him under the table.
  •  The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million 
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles - including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.
Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.
His "kids for cash" program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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