Common Sense

PERHAPS the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. -Thomas Paine (1737-1809). Common Sense, 1776

Saturday, February 04, 2012

American Prisons & Schools: Convergent evolution

More and more US schools have police patrolling the corridors. Pupils are being arrested for throwing paper planes and failing to pick up crumbs from the canteen floor. Why is the state criminalising normal childhood behaviour? --The US schools with their own police | World news | The Guardian
"The US is fast becoming one massive open air prison camp. Few realize that one by one their natural rights are being stripped by the fascist "criminal" law system. As we've noted in the past, more than 30% of those under 23 have been arrested as the fascist US Government works to ensnare as many as possible into permanent indentured servitude through a criminal record." --Panopticon Coming to a Neighborhood Near You! by Jeff Berwick

With each passing year, the difference between America's prisons and America's public schools becomes smaller and smaller.... in 2010 alone police down in Texas issued an astounding 300,000 tickets to school children... Unfortunately, what is going on in our schools is a reflection of the broader society as a whole. Our schools are being turned into prisons because our entire society is being turned into a giant prison... --19 Crazy Things That School Children Are Being Arrested for in America
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