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On Law Enforcement, Prison/Military-Industrial Complex, and Institutionalized Disenfranchisement

It takes approximately half the time to be trained to become a law enforcement officer than it takes to become a licensed cosmetologist.

The people giving you haircuts and perms are better trained in their professions than the individuals assigned weapons and political power in order to protect the assets of the wealthy, including private property. NOT to protect the rights of an individual.

If your landlord doesn’t fix your shit, your boss doesn’t pay you on time, police can’t, and won’t, do anything about it. As enforcers of the directly and indirectly racist institutions & social stereotypes embedded in our code of law, law enforcement officers are the domestic enforcement arm of capitalist institutions and private property rights.

Source: https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed

The prison-industrial complex encoded in our legal institutions must be dismantled and redesigned in a fashion that protects the rights of the individual. Class struggle is intersectional- these issues disproportionately affect minorities & disenfranchised populations.

I dislike when people say they “hate politics” and don’t participate. Inequality and disenfranchisement is an intersectional issue, and affects everybody, including many individuals who directly benefit from these institutions at times as well (see: toxic masculinity and male suicide, for example).

The prison-industrial complex engraved in domestic policy is intertwined with American military-industrial complex. The big-money lobbyists whom advocate for wars that send our troops to their deaths in the name of imperialism are the same individuals and organizations that advocate for domestic law that pumps our working class into for-profit private prisons (at disproportionate rates by demographic). I firmly believe the resolution to this issue lies in grassroots movements to recapture political power from the establishment (which is enabled by, and supports, big-money corporate lobbying) in order to change domestic and foreign policy to protect disenfranchised groups from this form of institutionalized oppression.

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