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Unmistakable Proof That Something's Wrong With Our Justice System

It's well-known that the U.S. has a high incarceration rate, but this graphic representation is still rather shocking. I mean really, check out that huge spike beginning in the 1970s (which is largely due to the War on Drugs). Pretty crazy, don't ya think?

Unmistakable Proof That Something's Wrong With Our Justice System


The info above is shocking on its own, but it would be a huge omission on my part if I failed to mention the role that race plays in U.S. incarceration. Did you know that in the U.S., 1 in 13 black adults have had a felony conviction, but that number for all races is only 1 in 40? For more info on race and prison, head on over to these posts on drug charges, public vs. private prisons, and juveniles.

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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a measure last month that could pave the way for the Catholic Church to deny President Joe Biden communion. The conservative bishops hope to prevent Biden from participating in the sacred ritual because of his support for abortion rights.

Biden is a devout Catholic who considered becoming a priest in his youth. He rarely misses mass, holds a rosary while making critical decisions, and often quotes scriptures. When asked about the bishops' decision Biden said it is "a private matter and I don't think that's going to happen."

The bishops hope the new guidance would push "Catholics who are cultural, political, or parochial leaders to witness the faith."

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