A black boy gets murdered and his community stands up for him and are attacked by police for over 2 months and are deemed animals and violent rioters
white people set cars on fire over some damn pumpkins and get called “rowdy” aint that some shit
LA County is considering making homelessness a parole violation and if that isn’t the most fucked up clear proof that the prison system is about getting poor, “unsavory” people out of sight out of mind then I don’t know what is.
Wouldn’t be the first time they did this, either.
This is what really gets me
We could always just, you know, provide free housing to homeless people, something that is actually cheaper than leaving them on the streets (which Cracked.com even wrote about today) in such a way as to support homeless people and allow them the ability to turn their lives around and get access to community-based mental health care services where necessary, something that would immensely improve their lives
But nah. We’re just gonna continue to whine about how, oh, we’re not going to pay for those lazy bums to get a free house - because, you know, homelessness is incredibly easy to get out of, especially when employers always want addresses and a lot of homeless people are queer youth and/or psychiatrically and/or physically disabled - and then complain when people are homeless in public, and create a system of rules in order to imprison homeless people
Thereby providing housing on the taxpayer dime anyway
Except that instead of providing them with a support system that helps improve their lives and allows them access to needed resources
They wind up in an overcrowded dehumanizing system that will make it even harder for them to get employment in the future, may revoke their voting rights, and leaves them with shitty healthcare
And when they get out
It’s even harder for them to find work than before
And oh hey
Now homelessness is a parole violation
But hey, this way for-profit private prisons can make some serious bank while various corporations get dirt cheap labor in hellish sweatshops while getting to stamp that “made in America” logo on their products and sell a variety of artisinal products to hipsters across the US.
YOUR VOICE. IT’S YOUR VOICWEDSFGD,F NDF
IT’S NOT MY VOICE IT’S MY SISTER’S VOICE
There’s no point in a future built upon sacrificing Mirai Kuriyama. Despite having yelled that, here I am, accepting that future as I go through life. I bet that right about now, Kuriyama-san is saying, “Serves you right!” How unpleasant.