The enactment of the First Step Act earlier this month will bring some much-needed change to our criminal justice system. But the First Step Act remains just that, a first step — particularly with respect to the impact that mass incarceration has had on cisgender women and trans people.
Biology may not be destiny, but it still matters on an individual basis where justice meets the road. Brava, Ms. Samant.
I am wondering how Ferguson is doing? Are the poor and mostly black people in Ferguson still paying for so much of the system? Did that ever get fixed, or---- when there are no real journalists, are there no real improvements? Did the ACLU follow this too?
What we can call “Our Society” falls apart with acts, institutions, and behaviors such as these.
It is all based on false, class-ridden concepts of who people are and how they “should” behave in every circumstance. Theirs is a concept of simple right and wrong and the assumed authority to mete out punishment according to their own rules.