Our Prisons Are Us

Peter Van Buren.  Introduction by b. traven. After decades of politicians enacting repressive and vindictive imprisonment policies like “three strikes” and maximum incarceration for minor drug usage, America has become a nation that proclaims its love of freedom while imprisoning more of its people than many of the most freedom-hating regimes in the world. Peter…

The Injustice of Justice

Richard Sahn I was appalled by Jeffrey Toobin’s analysis of the decision of the grand jury in the Darren Wilson indictment hearings. Toobin, a legal analyst for CNN is a former prosecutor as well as defense attorney. The reason the DA,  Robert McCulloch, did not prosecute Darren Wilson during the hearings was because, Toobin says,…