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Monday, July 29, 2013 6:54 pm

Quote of the day, War on the Poor edition

Filed under: Evil — Lex @ 6:54 pm
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Chris Hedges at Truthdig:

The murder of a teenage boy by an armed vigilante, George Zimmerman, is only one crime set within a legal and penal system that has criminalized poverty. Poor people, especially those of color, are worth nothing to corporations and private contractors if they are on the street. In jails and prisons, however, they each can generate corporate revenues of $30,000 to $40,000 a year. This use of the bodies of the poor to make money for corporations fuels the system of neoslavery that defines our prison system.

(h/t: Fecund Stench)

1 Comment

  1. Thanks. I don’t always post Hedges on Mondays, but this one is pretty damn good.

    Comment by Fec — Monday, July 29, 2013 7:14 pm @ 7:14 pm

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