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The New Jim Crow

The purpose of this page is to share information and generate movement building on the issues of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system.  The goal is to end this racial-caste system coined as, The New Jim Crow.  This page is inspired by the book The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander.  Alexander's book has brilliantly unraveled the plan to criminalize young Black and Brown men in America and provides solutions to fight this injustice system.  We recommend all who are interested in these issues to, Read and share the book. & watch Michelle Alexander speak here.  

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Retired Police Officer Gets Choked Up Reflecting On The Injustices of the War On Drugs 

May 21, 2011 - "I think about all those things I did throughout the years that I'm not proud of today," stated Major Neil Franklin, a retired Police Officer, and Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Drug Prohibition (LEAP). Franklin got a little choked up when reflecting on the negative results fighting the Drug War had on communities of color.

Franklin was a panelist at an event at the historic riverside church in Harlem, put on by the Riverside Church Prison Ministry and The Campaign to End The New Jim Crow. The event featured keynote speaker, Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

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View the entire panel discussion below. Filmed by Joe Friendly, checkout his youtube channel for other interesting videos.