As I get older I have become much more left leaning. As I was out walking my dogs this morning I came across two deeply disturbing facts.
America calls itself “the land of the free,” I was surprised and shocked to find out that the truth is VERY different. Far from being the land of the free the rate that America locks up its citizens is truly shocking.
According to the BBC America locks up its citizens at around six times the rate China does. yet the USA feels justified in slamming human rights in China.
With just 4.4% of the worlds population the USA has 24.7% of the worlds prison population. The UK incarcerates 148 people per 100k of population, China just 118 whilst the USA sits at 737.
Bottom line is that the USA locks up more of its people than any other country in the world. Wow! Black people make up 12% of the U.S. population but official figures show that blacks make up almost 38% of the prison population.
It makes you think that the U.S. should get its own house in order before lecturing the rest of the world.