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Repealing "One of Country's Worst Jim Crow Laws," Florida Restores Voting Rights for 1.4 Million People With Past Felony Convictions


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Repealing "One of Country's Worst Jim Crow Laws," Florida Restores Voting Rights for 1.4 Million People With Past Felony Convictions

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

In a "huge and hard fought victory" that writer and activist Shaun King called "one of the most important of our lifetime," Florida on Tuesday overwhelming approved Amendment 4, which restores voting rights for 1.4 million state residents with past felony convictions who were barred from participating in elections even after completing their sentences.


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To really appreciate the scope of this, it is necessary to be painfully aware of the extent to which predatory capitalism, from its earliest stages of land and natural resource “acquisition”(outright usurpation in FAR TOO MANY cases) abrogates laws extending from national constitutions to using criminals locally on the ground to “criminalize” people who live their lives and happen to be in the way of those thugs and corrupt politicians making illicit big bucks.

In virtually EVERY country in the world where predatory capitalism covets resources, one of the prime methodologies is working with corrupt politicians to CRIMINALIZE the innocent, and this is far too often indigenous and traditional peoples, steal what is rightfully theirs and then, in the US, make a profit on their incarceration.

This ingrained methodology has been running under the radar and suppressed intentionally for centuries. The value of bringing it to light, fighting the good fight and winning will also have major impact on mental health issues and an entire rainbow of clarity.

Now can we please turn some attention and true grit on the issues of white collar crime?


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Given Florida’s history of being South of the South, with the highest lynchings of black people, this is good news.


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High time society itself pay its debt to that society. Begin by attacking corporate greed and its hold on society by making sure the needs of everyone are met so as to guarantee a decline in crime.


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Well then, should the military corporate criminals that murder untold numbers of people get away with their crimes? Should any President or Supreme Court “Justice” not pay his debt to society by sending them to prison?

Sorry oldgoat, this was meant for CD.