Unlocking a movement
Mass incarceration reaches epic proportions in ‘the land of the free’
Published: February 27, 2013
Instead, we continue locking people away, forever altering the lives of individuals, decimating families, and ravaging whole communities.
What can be done to help put an end to a system that Hurwitz described as “morally unjustifiable and morally repugnant”?
Change starts with raising awareness. Getting a group of people together to watch a film like Pillischer’s, and then talking about it is a start.
But, as Wright-EL pointed out, that’s just the start. Ultimately, change will come only through an intense and widespread public backlash. It is a problem that needs to be fought in the courts, in voting booths, and in the streets.
“That’s how you win eventually,” Pillischer said. “You do it by building a mass movement.”
News Hits is written by Curt Guyette. Contact the column at 313-202-8004 or NewsHits@metrotimes.com.
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