People Need Help



Some businesses build a better community. Others take advantage of whatever privileges society has to offer. The system has earned a negative reputation from administrators who are supposed to serve and protect, but use influence to leverage people’s quality of life for profit.


Entities involved in mass incarceration make a killing off people for trying to get by in conditions resulting from their political landscape. Rather than use funds to take care of people, state budgets are disproportionately spent on defending assets behind industries with big money.


When the solution to reductions in mass incarceration rates become to charge more across the board for imprisonment while detaining prisoners for as long as possible, turnover rates become exchanged with retention rates rather actually resolving core issues.


People need help. By criminalizing them, they are being dissociated with as a means of accepting their mistreatment. Public wellbeing starts with taking care of each other rather than using people as a means to an end in providing jobs. The true value to be created lies in offering healing based on developing strengths, not exploiting weaknesses.



Links:

1. Keeven Robinson Murdered by Police

2. Keeven Robinson killed in struggle with JPSO deputies

3. Freed Angola lifer John Floyd suing New Orleans police, DAs office

4. Man who spent 35 years in prison freed after fingerprints cleared him in BR rape case

5. ACLU: Police handcuffed a Black man who was moving into his own home

6. Supreme Court Broadens the Government’s Power to Detain Criminal Immigrants

7. DAs oppose bill to stop jailing rape, abuse victims

8. ACLU sues city over last year’s French Quarter Fest arrest of environmental activist

9. Immigrants at a Detention Center Lived in "Inhumane" Conditions, now There's a Special Hearing

10. GOP State Representative Votes Against Ensuring Free Menstrual Products in Prison

11. Sheriffs could get more money to house Louisiana Prisoners

12. As prison population drops, Louisiana asks for more money

13. Louisiana should eliminate money bail

14. Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for the same crime

15. Prison-based gerrymandering's striking resemblance to the infamous three-fifths clause

16. A ‘Glitch’ Left Young People Off Jury Rolls. Does that Violate the Constitution?

17. Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind

18. A Louisiana teen with disabilities needed help. Why was he accused of trying to kill a cop?

19. A Louisiana 16 year old with disabilities ran out of options, so we locked him away