Check out Lori Handrahan stories on child porn. They will turn your stomach. Apparently there are entire states (predominantly white ones such as Maine) that have developed entire black markets around illegal child prostitution using social services systems such as foster care, and these crimes largely go unpunished.

Clearly you have a very limited view of crime in America. And that is typical. But I urge you to look beyond the sound bites and spin being conveniently fed to you, to keep you locked into these limited views. You are participating in a particularly racist perspective, when you do that. You are considering only information that reinforces a racist worldview, and rejecting information that does not fit this.

My point is that the crime, is not the province of people of color. Just because the FBI said so, doesn’t make it so. Crime is everywhere being done by everybody, but it’s only certain people who are targeted by our criminal justice system, and these people are black, brown and poor. Everyone else is free to be as criminal as they please. Donald Trump for example, is in bed with people breaking all kinds of laws and also has a string of shady business dealings (refusing to pay people/ selling fraudulent degrees) and yet I bet you balk at calling him a criminal. He has done all the exact same things many people are imprisoned for.

As Lori Handrahan’s reporting shows you can run an elaborate child porn ring, (selling videos where infants are being raped) from your work computer terminal and still only get a smack on the hand, if you’re white and male.

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