Privatisation and Criminal Justice: Dominique Strauss-Kahn

     |    Saturday May 21st, 2011

One detail of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case (see alsoearlier blog post) that is reported matter-of-factly actually sounded quite unusual and disturbing to me. As now commonly known, Mr. Strauss-Kahn was released from custody in the notorious Rikers Island prison in New York on bail of $ 1,000,000 (plus $ 5,000,000 in insurance guarantees) and is 

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A little less racist…

     |    Tuesday March 23rd, 2010

A little less racist isn’t good enough.   Under American law, sentencing for possession of crack cocaine is 100 times higher than for powder cocaine.  A person caught with 5 grams of crack in their pocket receives the same prison sentence as someone holding 500 grams of powder cocaine. Crack is cheaper than powder cocaine, 

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