August 18, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]
As we watch the military-style police roll out in Missouri this week I have some bad news - we are all at risk for being kidnapped and thrown in a cage. We know we usually harp on how bad it is getting in the US, but all over the western world people are being thrown in jail for what would be laughable reasons if this were not real life.
Let's be straightforward - the US incarcerates staggering numbers of individuals.
And the trend shows this is only going to get worse: