Tag Archive: Life imprisonment


Report: Thousands Of Nonviolent Americans Sentenced To Life In Prison Due To War On Drugs And Mandatory Minimums

 

 

” The ACLU released a new report this week examining the growing trend of judges sentencing nonviolent offenders to life in prison without parole. The ACLU found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that the War on Drugs, mandatory minimums, and “tough-on-crime” policies are to blame.

The report, A Living Death: A Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenders, profiles 110 of the 3,278 inmates currently serving their life sentences for nonviolent crimes. Most of the offenders were charged with crimes like possession of small amounts of drugs or petty theft.

For instance, one inmate, Timothy Jackson, stole a $159 jacket, which, combined with three other minor shoplifting charges, met the threshold for Louisiana’s Four-Strikes law. Jackson received a mandatory sentence of life without parole. Inmate Fate Vincent Winslow is serving his life sentence for selling $10 worth of marijuana to an undercover cop. Like Jackson, Winslow’s crime was his fourth offense in Louisiana. “

 

 

   Unfortunately our judicial system has become every bit as corrupted as our legislative and our executive branches of government and with a Statist gatekeeper media shilling for the Leviathan monster there seems to be no avenue available for the average citizen to seek justice .

   The “war on drugs” has had the most corrosive effect on our legal system on every level , from the beat cop to prison guards , judges and lawyers right on up to the federal law enforcement agencies . Between the RICO laws and asset forfeiture laws the “war on drugs” has become a free-for-all of confiscatory , unconstitutional , government-sponsored money laundering

    Is it any wonder that the US leads the WORLD in the incarceration rate of it’s citizens ? That is a record that the “land of the free” should rightly be ashamed of . The “war on drugs” is the major contributing factor in America’s achievement of that dubious honor and as long as petty criminals are sentenced to life in prison over the sale of a dime bag of weed we will remain on the top of the prison planet list . 

     This is not a legacy our Founding fathers would be proud of , nor for that matter , is much that finds it’s origination in those august halls of power in our nation’s capitol . We don’t pretend to have the answers . The current State Of The Union looks so exceedingly dismal to us when we look at the overall picture that the only solution that regularly springs to mind involves rope and lampposts and is liable to earn us a spot on the NSA’s public enemies list .

Note : We regret the fact that the tables we’ve provided are not the most current as we were unsuccessful in our attempts to find data from the past year or two . Regardless , one can be assured that nothing has changed in the prison industrial complex in the past few years other than the population .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defiant Teen Gets Life Sentences In Ohio Shooting

 

 

 

 

” Wearing a T-shirt with “killer” scrawled across it, a teenager cursed and gestured obscenely as he was given three life sentences Tuesday for shooting to death three students in an Ohio high school cafeteria.

T.J. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn’t know why he did it.

 

 

  A defiant deviant til the end , he couldn’t resist one last taunt towards the families of the slain : 

 

 

“The hand that pulls the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory,” he said, then cursed at and raised his middle finger toward the victims’ relatives.”

 

 

   There is a special place in Hell reserved for the likes of this thing . Let’s hope he gets to check in sooner rather than later .