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June 25, 2012


Elaine, I find it very offensive that people in Taft will not be allowed to sit on their porches, watch the fireworks and drink alcohol, while those at the Red White and Boom can drink away. I understand the crackdown as far as fireworks at Taft, based on last year's incident.
I agree that white neighborhoods shoot off all kinds of fireworks as well, without police crackdown. Heck, it happens where I live in Marquette Heights.

If you enjoyed Michelle Alexander's book, you might enjoy this CAPtions from December, 2010 when she spoke in Peoria. Here are the links:

Part 1: http://youtu.be/1xAA511Hd-0
Part 2: http://youtu.be/Q0_BThzBDvl
Part 3: http://youtu.be/f8EXGTE5SX4PPart 4:

so you're comparing what happened at Taft to the run of the mill neighbor shooting off some?

And Jim Crow? Seriously?

Read the book. This is how the new Jim Crow works. There are other ways to police than deploy military style tactics and target minorities and the poor.

Thank you for the thoughtful article. One item I'm not understanding is, if somebody has a supposed prison term, Is there a feeling that person gets amnesty? Is there a feeling that there name should be dropped off the list to keep it shorter and more manageable so as to not offend another "Tony Johnson?" Should it be assumed that Illinois politicians will continue funding prisons and Illinois judges and prison appeals boards offer no revolving door?

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