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Seeking Systemic Reform, Civil Rights Activists Embark on 250-Mile Justice March


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Seeking Systemic Reform, Civil Rights Activists Embark on 250-Mile Justice March

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Proponents of criminal justice reform began a nine-day, 250-mile march from New York City to Washington, D.C. on Monday, seeking to end racial profiling, demilitarize local police departments, and "tear down the societal and institutional pillars of mass incarceration."


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Why do they march? Pretty much because they can't do anything else.

Is this March going to be effective? If you're selling shoes, yes. Otherwise, this is an exercise in frustration.

Hey, folks! It's not 1965. The right has figured out how to blunt the impact of mass demonstrations by simply ignoring them in the corporate media. Do you really think that any of the mainstream news organizations are going to "imbed" reporters with the marchers? Is Bill O'Reilly going to sponsor a panel discussion of the issues involved? Has Hillary ever had an orgasm?

Supporters of such actions claim that they draw attention to the issues. That claim would be more convincing if people were paying attention. Will this march interrupt my plans to watch Survivor?

We need some new ideas.

mcp