Progressive Celebrities: stupid is as stupid does -- join prisoner protests against solitary confinement for gang members
I guess it should come as no surprise that progressives believe in the humane treatment of people who commit heinous acts or act like domestic terrorists, spreading death and destruction with drugs along with actual killings in the community. And, I guess that they believe that the worst of gang members in prison should have the right to control other inmates in the general population and freely communicate orders to gang members on the outside.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting …
Celebrities join prison hunger strikers in protesting isolation -- Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Jay Leno are among those petitioning Gov. Jerry Brown to end California's use of solitary confinement to control prison gang violence.
Gloria Steinem, Jesse Jackson, Bonnie Raitt and Jay Leno have joined prison hunger strikers in calling for an end to California's use of solitary confinement to control prison gang violence. The civil rights crusaders, singer and late-night comedian are among those who signed a letter sent Monday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The letter calls isolation units "extensions of the same inhumanity practiced at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay."
Isolation units "serve a vital role in state prisons, keeping staff and other inmates safe from the same violent gangs leading the hunger strike and terrorizing communities across California," corrections spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman said. Other notables who signed the letter to Brown include political critic Noam Chomsky, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman and actor Peter Coyote. Source: Celebrities join prison hunger strikers in protesting isolation - latimes.com
Bottom line …
Gang members are every bit as vicious and ruthless as those in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay – and are every bit as much a clear and present danger to American cities and citizens as other terrorists. why these bleeding hearts romanticize prisoners and other miscreants who have caused so much trouble in our communities is almost unfathomable. That is, unless they want to create the self-image of a caring crusader.
The one I really don’t understand is Jay Leno who often gives quietly to good causes and even individuals. Why he would lend his names to murderers, rapists, and domestic terrorists is beyond imagining. What is really inhumane is what these incarcerated gang members do to their fellow human beings – by supplying drugs and wreaking violent havoc on the community. It is almost like they are enemy combatants within the confines of America.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
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“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS