Locked Up and Left Behind: New York’s Prisoners and Hurricane Irene (via Solitary Watch)

Oh good, the Prison-Industrial Complex and those in power are fucking over the under served. Surprise Surprise.

Locked Up and Left Behind: New York's Prisoners and Hurricane Irene "We are not evacuating Rikers Island," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a news conference this afternoon. Bloomberg annouced a host  of extreme measures being taken by New York City in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, including a shutdown of the public transit system and the unprecedented mandatory evacuation of some 250,000 people from low-lying areas. But in response to a reporter's question, the mayor stated in no uncertain terms … Read More

via Solitary Watch

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2 responses to “Locked Up and Left Behind: New York’s Prisoners and Hurricane Irene (via Solitary Watch)

  • Longshot

    fucking over he under served????

    Murderer’s, Rapists, Sexual Offenders, Armed Robbers Oh My!

    I doubt they had much sympathy for those they afflicted their torture on. But there will always be a few out there like you who think of such people. And because of it there will always be people like them.

    On your About witchymorgan you forgot whacked in the brain. They put themselves in prison my little one, so let them drown like bloody rats!

    • witchymorgan

      So, if there were more heartless people in the world there would be less crime? I’m not sure that that is sound conclusion. More to the point though is that people are not created in a vacuum. They are a product of their society. So those murderers, sexual offenders and armed robbers were not born, they were created (And those rare few who actually have a psychiatric disorder need to be treated, not jailed although that opens its own can of worms). Because of the systems in place that keep people of color and poor people oppressed they often times need to resort to crime to support themselves or the culture that we live in allows for violence against women. Not only that but most people in prisons are people of color. But even if none of that were true, there is still the fact that they are HUMAN BEINGS and need to be treated as such. Just because one has committed a crime does not strip them of their humanity and they deserve to be helped and evacuated just as much as anyone else.

      Also, don’t infantilize me. I’m not “your little one”. You should give critical thinking a try sometime, maybe it will wack your brain too.

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