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Over the last 25 years, violent + property crime has plummeted by over 50% while police have continued to militarize. We cut through the smoke to look at how tough talk on crime is really just a cover for counter-insurgency against the broader population. itsgoingdown.org/police-and-thi…
Crime is down and it has been falling for the last 25 years since it peaked in the early 1990s. According to the Pew Research Center, both FBI reports and annual surveys of American households both show that violent and property crimes have dropped by over 50%.
But listening to "law and order" politicians like Trump, who hinted at bringing in the National Guard to #Chicago, or far-Right websites like Brietbart, who had a section on their platform labeled, "Black Crime," you'd get a much different picture.
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Following mass protests, #DeKalbCountyJail has blocked inmates from being able to call into the #Atlanta Anarchist Black Cross, a local prisoner support group, which for weeks has collected stories of abuse and neglect from prisoners and local community. itsgoingdown.org/dekalb-jail-bl…
To read background on the horrific conditions at #DeKalbCountyJail, located outside of #Atlanta, check out our article on the situation here. itsgoingdown.org/anger-grows-de…
We were also able to interview the mother of one #DeKalbCountyJail inmate, who discussed the jail conditions in relation to systemic poverty and racist police profiling - where many locals end up in jail just for minor traffic infractions. itsgoingdown.org/this-is-americ…
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