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Samuel Sinyangwe
I thought I understood racism and mass incarceration. But nothing prepared me for what I saw in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (1/x)
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Kate May 19
Replying to @samswey @taboo1099
14/Talk to habeas lawyers, talk to people at the law schools.
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Wacky Tobaccy May 19
Do you honestly believe they had fair trial?
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Kate May 19
Replying to @samswey @taboo1099
15/I'm a big fan of analyzing empirical data--but it's hard to capture a place if you haven't spent a lot of time there...
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@juanita May 19
Replying to @samswey
This is how-- uncover it❗️
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bex 🇵🇷 May 19
I have felt comfortable walking around areas in CA, NY and seen the difference in how I was treated when I traveled through TX and OH
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Kate May 19
Replying to @samswey @taboo1099
16/particularly a place where--as you know--the interconnections among people run wide and deep.
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Tim Lofton May 19
I'm pretty sure if Jesus were on Twitter, he would've blocked this one right away.
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Kate May 19
Replying to @samswey @taboo1099
17/BR is a state capital, it's a college town, and it's a place where a lot of people have family ties extending across space and time...
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Sweet Caramel May 19
Replying to @samswey
Im from LA. You have to realize they have no education system and no jobs so they turn to crime. It's sad
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ClownShoes May 19
No, retard. You still get to pay for their incarceration
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Kate May 19
Replying to @samswey @taboo1099
18/and it's a place w/a term limited and not very "professionalized" state legislature.
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ClownShoes May 19
You pay the costs. Its called taxes
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Harry Tuttle May 19
Replying to @samswey
Angola Rodeo shit is a big part of culture, people seem undisturbed by this disturbing norm
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Kate May 19
Replying to @samswey @taboo1099
19/It's a place where the church (or churches) are powerful political forces, in ways you might or might not expect.
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Wacky Tobaccy May 19
Drugs don't destroy communities, laws do. Laws that make social ills illegal, instead of getting people help, they're used for profit.
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Tiff May 19
As a black person?
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Kate May 19
Replying to @samswey @taboo1099
20/It's a place where the legacy of slavery is similar to but different than in other southern states....
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lumos_libri May 19
Replying to @samswey
Baton Rouge resident here: nothing could prepare you for our school-to-prison pipeline, either.
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#Freedom'sComing May 19
Yes, systemic racism, every State. So. is closer rendition of 400 years ago slavery. Read thread👇 1)
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