America - Land of the Free?
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1/20th of the world's population, of slightly over 6 billion
human beings, lives in the United States of America.

Of the world's prisoners, behind bars whether rightly
or wrongly, whether placed there by discrimination,
bias, prejudice, criminal act of violence or nonviolence,
using drugs to try to enjoy life without harming anyone
(we can't have that, can we?), by despots or free nations,
1 out of every 4 of the world's prisoners lives in a prison
in the United States of America, most (~67%) of America's
prisoners placed there even though no violent act against
friend or foe was involved.

America - Land of the Enslaved (to religion, prejudice,
ego, violence, guns, revenge, idiotic drug wars, $$$, and
heartless deprivation of free life, liberty, and the pursuit
of happiness to those not willing to cower at the feet of
the almighty authorities in this fascist-like christianized
pseudo-police state)?

Anger grows at US jail population
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_643000/643363.stm
Excerpts: "...An explosion in inmate numbers in recent
years means that although the US makes up 5% of the
total global population, it now accounts for 25% of the
world's prisoners."

"...One in three African-American men aged 20-29 is in
jail, on probation or on parole as opposed to one in 15
of their white counterparts."