We should begin to dismantle the systems that encourage recidivism and trap people into lives of petty crimes just to survive.
Amid mass protest and dissent in the US of late, partially due to decades of rampant unchecked police brutality, there’s been an alarming call to defund and/or “abolish the police”, and frankly, it has many suburbanite white folks in a panic, envisioning cartoon burglar rapists lurking in the bushes, waiting for the last few cops …
Protests have erupted around the country as Americans are increasingly alarmed at the conditions being reported in immigrant detention centers. The situation grows more dire as reports of injury, death, sexual assaults, and the separation of children from families reach the public through various advocacy groups and public officials. Some protestors have been arrested, but no where else have allegations of brutatlity surfaced until the July 3 events unfolded in Carrizo Springs, Texas.