Police states

Two interesting and related articles from the WSJ

As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703749504576172714184601654.html

the number of people sentenced to federal prison has risen nearly threefold over the past 30 years to 83,000 annually. The U.S. population grew only about 36% in that period. The total federal prison population, over 200,000, grew more than eightfold—twice the growth rate of the state prison population, now at 2 million, according the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics

Federal Asset Seizures Rise, Netting Innocent With Guilty
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903480904576512253265073870.html
Last year (2010), forfeiture programs confiscated homes, cars, boats and cash in more than 15,000 cases. The total take topped $2.5 billion, more than doubling in five years, Justice Department statistics show.

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Posted on August 23, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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