Hate Crimes: Bernie Sanders’s Political Theater

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  • Song Name: Hate Crimes: Bernie Sanders’s Political Theater
  • Artist: Ryan Calhoun

Intro/Outro by Jeff Riggenbach
Written by Ryan Calhoun
Read by Katrina Haffner
Edited by Nick Ford

Online article: https://c4ss.org/content/40079


"However well-intentioned his support for this increased sentencing power may be, it fuels mass incarceration, plain and simple. Longer sentences for those convicted of hate crimes gains communities of color nothing except a legislative and judicial spectacle. In many cases, it is members of minority communities who are locked up for longer terms by these sorts of laws.

Moreover, an increase in the population of bigots in the prison system doesn’t help those already stuck there, many of whom don’t belong. Sanders occasionally acknowledges the ongoing injustice perpetrated on those incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses. But new hate crime laws can only hurt these people, the forgotten victims.

Too often, “progressives” forget about the suffering of these people and their right to be protected.

Do they really need to be introduced to a new class of cellmates?"

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