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spacetwinks:

turns out you’re wrong, sherlock holmes. i don’t do any kind of farming or professionally take care of dogs or anything you said. i threw on all this shit to see which and how many wild assumptions you’d make about me from one random glance, like an asshole. and you did. you made so many assumptions about my life just by taking one look, you asshole. here’s an assumption for you: sherlock holmes is a huge jackass

invisiblelad:

lovelyandbrown:

thisiseverydayracism:

The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?

Jesus he didn’t even have us do the damn math. He just said it.

…yeah. I suppose there’s no point in finding flowery rhetoric for it. “Putting people in jail is good for business” is pretty much the size of it. 

I think this is what is called “common sense” not like…dont touch the fire…but what people are supposed to think after hearing info like this….for example…

1. The common sense assumption of the first tweet is ‘prisons create jobs and help the economy’ not ‘jailing people is good for the economy’….even tho they say basically the same thing. One is a critical assumption about prisons and the other is a positive assumption.

2. For the second one the common sense assumption is that ‘the increase in incarceration means that more “bad people” are getting caught and rightfully out of the public space’ instead of ‘people are being imprisoned at higher rates than before through the criminalization of more actions such as drug sale and use’ or ‘the imprisonment of people is good for business’

I think thats why people can outwardly say things like this and sometimes even have these things strengthen their stance on prisons.

When we hear something like “incarceration is on the rise’ coupled with ‘violent crime is going down’ common sense makes us assume that incarseration causes violent crime to go down. In reality, the war on drugs (non violent crime) has caused an increase in incarceration but cant be shown to decrease violent crime in anyway…the two trends are likely unrelated.

Either way. Prisons need to end. And rhetoric like that must be challenged…

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