: American Police Make an Arrest Every 2 Seconds in 2012
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#1 Sep 18, 2013
The most stunning figure is that law enforcement made an estimated 12.2 million arrests in 2012. Thats an arrest almost every two seconds of every single day. Thats straight up horrifying. Of these arrests, only 521,196 were for violent crimes.
This is where the war on drugs really proves itself as a complete and total ridiculous failure and waste of money and resources, not to mention the fact that it destroys the lives of individuals and communities for no good reason.
Lets get into some details on the drug war. The total number of drug arrests in 2012 was 1.56 million, and an an absolutely absurd 82% of those arrests were for possession alone, as opposed to sales/manufacturing. It gets even crazier. Of the total drug related arrests, a shocking 42% were for mere marijuana possession, a substance that my adopted home state of Colorado has just legalized along with Washington. So an American is arrested for marijuana possession every 48 seconds in this country. This is a complete and total disgrace and needs to change immediately. Its also a large reason why the United States has 5% of the Worlds Population, yet 25% of its Prisoners.
#2 Sep 18, 2013
Yeah, keep THAT in mind the next time you hear a talking head on the news accusing China or Russia of human rights violations.
America has the highest incarnation rate in he world!!
Russia is at #8
China is at #127
I bet that no one looks these things up when the talking heads on the news are shoveling their S#!t.
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