Police State/Civil Liberties

Senator provokes outrage by saying US has an ‘under-incarceration problem’ with 2.1 million imprisoned

This is the guy the neocons really want to be their frontman. Watch out for this dude.

By Stuti Mishra, Independent

Republican senator Tom Cotton is facing a backlash for suggesting the US, which imprisons more people per capita than any other country, has an “under-incarceration” problem.

The Arkansas senator was responding to a CNN report about crime rises in major urban districts in 2020.

“We have a major under-incarceration problem in America,” the 2024 presidential hopeful wrote. “And it’s only getting worse.”

The CNN article reported a 33 per cent increase in the murder rate in the year 2020, while saying that a number of factors could have contributed to this including the turmoil created by the pandemic and subsequent economic crisis. The US, like many other countries, also had high unemployment last year.


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