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But, of course, it's the obvious reason, too, why the US is also an outlier when it comes to imprisoning people -- as Jason Stanley explains, in How Fascism Works,
There's to a certain degree another reason, which stays relevant until today: redlining. In case you never heared it this means the practice on how in the growing US new residential areas were created: areas with increased risk for insurances or crimes were marked red on the map.

Typically those were areas with mainly minorities, so black people, hispanics and so on. Those areas often had less access to health care, credits and all other stuff you need, meaning if you were born there basically it meant that you were born poor and staid that way.

Since schools are also funded by property taxes, the schools for such quarters were typically quite badly funded because the property there was much less valuable than areas where mostly white people were living.

In other words such red lined areas are more or less nothing else than state planned ghettos.

Although since 1968 and finally 1970s there have been acts against that practice, the old areas are still existent and are still hurting the people living there regardless it was banned over 50 years ago.

 

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A stream of good news out of the floodwaters.

Couples held ceremonies — mostly private due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some that were broadcast — to celebrate their unions before judges and notaries after the ban was lifted at midnight.

Daritza Araya and Alexandra Quirós married just after midnight in an outdoor service performed by a notary wearing a face mask who pronounced them “wife and wife." Theirs was the first legal gay marriage in Costa Rica and it was streamed live on the internet.
 

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Thread full of irreverent Canadians mouthing off to the cops.


There was some thing in Winnipeg last night way less dramatic than Minneapolis.
 
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(Adam Wagner is a leading British human rights lawyer, so his legal commentary is usually reliable).

This won't go anywhere, since the Director of Public Prosecutions has the power to take over a private prosecution and distinue it as not being in the public interest to proceed, but it potentially puts a great deal of pressure on the government to order an impartial inquiry.
 
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I notice almost all the protesters are wearing masks.

Really, the amount of Disgust and outrage I feel now, I can understand the desire to burn something down.