This video is about the recent arrest of rapper Meek Mill. He was arrested on weapons and drugs charges over 10 years ago but was just recently arrested for a violation of his probation even after his charges were dropped. The court unfairly punished him by keeping him in the system and extending his parole. By using his public platform he hopes to help make changes in the criminal justice system.
This article shows the inequalities and unfairness of the justice system. The number of people being arrested has quadrupled and there is over 2.2 million people behind bars. The SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) is helping make reforms to the unjust system such as ensuring prisoners are treated humanely and fairly. They are also helping reform policies that put kids in jail for minor offences and school related crimes.
I think this image is powerful because it shows the American flag as a wall with barbed wire. America is supposed to be free but instead it is imprisoning its people. This image displays the flag as a barrier, trapping people from having the freedoms they deserve, and instead keeping them in prison. To improve our country and make everyone equal, we need to tear down this wall.
This picture represents the struggles and mistreatment of African Americans in the criminal justice system. They are arrested for small crimes and given harsh sentences that they can do nothing about. Many of them are in constant fear of being beaten of harmed in prison, not by the other prisoners, but by the guards or police that arrested them. It's just another example of how the criminal justice system is a racist system.
I think this article provides important insight on how people are not given the proper help they need. When people are arrested they are thrown in prison and are not given any way to become better people or work on their issues. Many of the people who commit crimes are mentally ill and do not have homes. We need to put programs in place to help people with their mental health and assist them when they are released so they have somewhere to go.
This article explains how the criminal justice system is abused how it is not working. When people are arrested today, it is not always because they committed a crime. Sometimes they are arrested because of the way they look or because they are "suspicious". After they are arrested they aren't given the fair shot they deserve at defending their innocence and are then given lengthy prison sentences. We need reform in order to change this corrupt system.