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Black Woman Gets 20 Years for Firing Shot at Wall; White Man Gets 0 Years for Shooting Man in the Back 3 Times, Killing Him

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Black Woman Gets 20 Years for Firing Shot at Wall; White Man Gets 0 Years for Shooting Man in the Back 3 Times, Killing Him

Justice isn’t blind in America. It’s very, very aware of social status, race, gender, etc. If you are a woman and you fire a warning shot at your enraged, abusive ex, apparently that is worth 20 years. If you are a man and you shoot a man in the back three times when you find him having consensual sex with your wife, you go free.

June 11, 2013  |

A Man In Florida Shoots a Man In the Back 3 Times When He Finds Him Having Sex With His Wife

On March 10 of this year, around midnight, Ralph Wald, 70, of Brandon Florida, got out of bed  to get a drink and found Walter Conley, 32, having sex his wife, Johanna Lynn Flores, 41, in the living room. He immediately went back into his bedroom, grabbed his gun and shot Conley three times. Conley died. Wald claims that he thought Conley was a stranger who had broken in and was raping his wife –  despite the fact that Conley lived next door, had been his wife’s roommate and lover, and had his wife’s name tattooed onto his neck and arm.

During a 911 call, when the dispatcher asked Wald if the man he shot was dead, Wald  responded, “I hope so!”

Wald never used the word rape in later reports to police, opting instead for “fornicate.” And while the fact that the two were lovers doesn’t imply consent, Flores has never accused Conley of rape — nor do prosecutors buy that that’s what Wald actually thought was happening. They say that Wald, who suffers from erectile dysfunction, killed Conley in a jealous rage. Flores  admits that she and Conley had sex regularly before and after her marriage to Wald.

While testifying, Wald  explained that his erectile dysfunction and his wife’s reluctance to have sex with him made them compatible: “In fact, she would joke a lot with me … that we were a perfect couple… She didn’t want to do it, and I couldn’t do it.”

On May 30, after deliberating for two hours, a jury found Wald not guilty. After the verdict was announced, Wald continued to show  no remorse: “If the same thing happened again, I would do the same thing.”

 

Black Woman in Florida Fires Warning Shot at the Wall When Enraged Abusive Ex Threatened Her and Gets 20 years in Prison

On Aug. 1, 2010, Marissa Alexander, a 31-year-old mother of three, with a Master’s degree and no criminal record, was working for a payroll software company in Jacksonville. She was estranged from her abusive husband, Rico Gray, and had a restraining order against him. Thinking he was not at home, she went to their former house to get some belongings. The two got into an argument. Alexander says that Gray threatened her and she feared for her life. Gray corroborates Alexander’s story: “I was in a rage. I called her a whore and bitch and . . . I told her… if I can’t have you, nobody going to have you,”  he said, in a deposition.

When Alexander retreated into the bathroom, Gray tried to break the door. She ran into the garage, but couldn’t leave because it was locked.  She came back, he said, with a registered gun, which she legally owned, and yelled at him to leave.  Gray recalls, “I told her… I ain’t going nowhere, and so I started walking toward her…I was cursing and all that… and she shot in the air.”

Even Gray understands why Alexander fired the warning shot: “If my kids wouldn’t have been there, I probably would have put my hand on her.

Probably hit her. I got five baby mommas and I put my hands on every last one of them, except for one …. I honestly think she just didn’t want me to put my hands on her anymore so she did what she feel like she have to do to make sure she wouldn’t get hurt, you know. You know, she did what she had to do.” And Gray admits Alexander was acting in self-defense, intending to scare and stop but not harm him: “The gun was never actually pointed at me… The fact is, you know . . . she never been violent toward me. I was always the one starting it.” Ultimately nobody was hurt. Nobody died. On May 12, 2012, it took a jury 12 minutes to find Alexander guilty of aggravated assault. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Philadelphia Closes 23 Public Schools but Builds $400 Million Prison

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What we don’t always realize in the United States is that our penal and prison systems do a horrifically terrible job of deterring people from crime. If that was a part of their intended purpose, they fail miserably. However, if there intended purpose was to help persuade as many people as possible to become a part of and stay a part of these systems, then they are fantastic – probably the best in the world. So naturally, we will need more prisons. Therefore,why would we need schools? Who really needs schools if we just intend to indoctrinate children younger and younger into the prison system?

Below is evidence to support the idea that the United States is the most awesome country in the world at keeping people criminals. Pay close attention to the Population per 100,000 column. it shows how many prisoners per 100,000 citizens each country has. The United States is the best in the world.

Country Prison population Population per 100,000 Jail occupancy level % Un-sentenced prisoners % Women prisoners %
US 2,193,798 737 107.6 21.2 8.9
CHINA 1,548,498 118 N/A N/A 4.6
RUSSIA 874,161 615 79.5 16.9 6.8
BRAZIL 371,482 193 150.9 33.1 5.4
INDIA 332,112 30 139 70.1 3.7
MEXICO 214,450 196 133.9 43.2 5
UKRAINE 162,602 350 101.3 19.5 6.1
SOUTH AFRICA 158,501 334 138.6 27.5 2.1
POLAND 89,546 235 124.4 16.8 3
ENGLAND/WALES 80,002 148 112.7 16.4 5.5
JAPAN 79,052 62 105.9 14.7 5.9
KENYA 47,036 130 284.3 45.6 42
TURKEY 65,458 91 77.4 47.7 3.3
NIGERIA 40,444 30 101.5 64.3 1.9
AUSTRALIA 25,790 125 105.9 21.6 7.1
SCOTLAND 6,872 134 107.5 21 4.4
N IRELAND 1,375 79 91.5 37.4 2.2

SOURCE: International Centre for Prison Studies

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/uk/06/prisons/html/nn2page1.stm

Philly Closes 23 Public Schools but Builds $400 Million Prison 

June 7, 2013 
Philadelphia is so broke the city is closing 23 public schools, never mind that it has the cash to build a $400 million prison.

Construction on the penitentiary said to be “the second-most expensive state project ever” began just days after the Pennsylvania School Reform Commission voted down a plan to close only four of the 27 schools scheduled to die. Facing a $304 million debt, the Commission instead approved a measly $2.4 billion budget that would shut down 23 public schools, wiping out roughly 10% of the city’s total.

But it’s not like Pennsylvania does not have the money to fill the debt. Rather,  PA’s GOP-controlled Houseof  Representatives recently passed a tax break for corporations that will cost the state an estimated $600 million to $800 million annually.

Plus, $400 million is being shoveled into this:

The penitentiary, which is technically two facilities, will supplement at least two existing jails, the Western Penitentiary at Pittsburgh and Fayette County Jail. Pittsburgh’s Western Penitentiary was built in 2003 with the original intention of replacing Fayette County Jail, but the prison has struggled with lawsuits claiming widespread physical and sexual abuse of prisoners.

Scheduled to be completed in 2015, the new prison’s cell blocks and classroom will be capable of housing almost 5,000 inmates. Officials said there will be buildings for female inmates, the mentally ill and a death row population.

The youths of color disproportionately affected by school closings can just hang out there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/world/americas/23iht-23prison.12253738.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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