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The Fifth Amendment in the Bill of Rights prohibits trying a person twice for the same crime. But the federal government now routinely ignores this.
While repealing laws and police reforms are important in alleviating mass incarceration, the problem is likely to continue as long as prosecutors are permitted to operate with so few constraints.
Private prisons are private in name only. They are merely adjuncts of the state, and the real problem is these prisons warehouse many people the state should not have put in prison in the first place.
Federal judges have served as loyal foot soldiers for police who enthusiastically use every trick in the book to violate and nullify the Bill of Rights.
Qualified immunity is the clearest example that the rule of law is dead (or, perhaps, never existed); government officials live by one set of rules, and the rest of us live by another.
Some people get richer faster than other people. But what really matters is increasing access to everyday necessities (and luxuries) for everyone.
Money and BanksWorld History
The Bolsheviks were shocked to discover the destruction of money failed to bring about the rational economic order that the Communists believed to be inevitable.
War and Foreign PolicyWorld History
Both the battle and the war were unnecessary, but were the products of Great Power hubris and incompetence during and after World War I.