This Sick Nation
When do we wake up? One out of everyone hundred and thirty six Americans are presently in jail, 2.2 million of us. Add to this civil incarceration, the numbers are staggering. Yesterday an eight year old was playing with the brakes of a parked bus, and it rolled down hill and killed a little girl. He has been arrested and is being charged with criminally negligent murder. How the hell can an eight year old be criminally negligent. Frankly, if asked, I would say that a nation that uses jails for every thing imaginable while committing mass murder overseas... a nation whose educational system is so poor that we become a breeding ground for fundamentalist beliefs that fly in the face of modern science, because our people don't know the difference between science and myth... this is a criminally neglect society.