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    • This is a free documentatary on Youtube and I'm watching it quite shocked.
      The first 57 minutes concentrates on racial history of the US and how that drove huge increases in incarceration rates in the US.

      From the 57 minute mark the story moves onto how closely linked the US Govt and Corporations are under ALEC, the The American Legislative Exchange Council, and how Corporations belonging to ALEC have basically written a large number of laws which senators have pushed through word for word. Examples are the Stand Your Ground defence and the 'Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act' (Arizona Senate Bill 1070) that allows law enforcement to pull over anyone who looks like an immigrant.

      While the first part is bad enough Shocked is actually an understatement of how I felt after teh 57 minute mark but I can't find other more suitable words.

      Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

      This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards.

    • I had the same reaction. It left a mark on me I will never forget. It shocks me to my core that we have the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world.