You Said It…
Rapper G-Dep snitches on himself; Prisoners refuse to be treated like second-class citizens; and some folks want to change the constitution. Expect the unexpected after the jump.
Rapper G-Dep refuses to get away with murder
Okay you might not remember him by name but rapper Trevell Coleman a.k.a. G-Dep who was signed to Diddy's Bad Boy Records in the late 1990's, is now facing life in prison. G-Dep recently turned himself in to the New York City Police Department for murdering a man 17 years ago during an attempted robbery. While G-Dep should certainly serve time for his terrible crime the fact that he owned up to it is quite admirable.
"The ghost of that person he murdered must have been haunting him. I'm sure that's a heavy burden on the heart and soul."
Even prisoners deserve rights
Although the following story did not receive nearly as much publicity as it should have, history was made this week when thousands of inmates across Georgia led the greatest and longest prison revolt in U.S. history. This peaceful demonstration found prisoner's refusing to work or participate in any other activities until they received basic human rights such as healthy meals, decent health care, educational opportunities and a living wage for work. This event has led many to question the role of prison and society's responsibility to rehabilitate individuals. Whether or not you agree with the prisoner's demands the high incarceration rates within the U.S. prove that we are all affected by those locked up in one way or another.
"Lasty, I agree with your statement that "most of us are not as far away from this system as we'd like to believe." It's scary and true."
Don't tell my state what to do
Our founding fathers must be rolling in their graves with news that a proposed constitutional amendment is picking up some steam. The amendment would allow a vote of the states to overturn any law mandated by congress. Uhm, we already have a system of checks and balances that are functional so it seems like those behind this bill must think we are still back in the 1800's.
"You know, that last civil war was just so much fun, maybe it's time to do it again!"