May 20

WTF Headline Of The Day: GOP Senator Says “US Is Under-Incarcerated,” Should Lock Up More People:

There are 2.3 million Americans in prison or jail. The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its prisoners. One in three black men can expect to spend time in prison. There are 2.7 million minors with an incarcerated parent. The imprisonment rate has grown by more than 400 percent since 1970, and that increased incarceration has had a very limited effect on crime over the past two and a half decades. So… with that in mind, here is a little more crazy to end the week from Senator Tom Cotton…

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