by Brian A. Wilkins
4/27/2011 (links updated November 6, 2018)
ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2011/04/27/the-felony-class-us-justice-system-creates.aspx
IN 2006, 94 PERCENT OF FELONY CONVICTIONS WERE THE RESULT OF “PLEA BARGAINS,” EFFECTIVELY RENDERING AMERICANS’ SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO A PUBLIC, SPEEDY TRIAL BY JURY COMPLETELY MOOT. THE UNITED STATES HAS ONLY 5 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, BUT HAS 25 PERCENT OF THE WORLD’S ENTIRE PRISON POPULATION.
The proverbs are well-known: “You do the crime, you do the time” and “he’s served his time, now he can move on with life.” While the first is true for average Americans (while the rich, police, prosecutors, judges, and most other government officials are immune from this “justice” system), the second is categorically false.
A felony conviction is a life sentence in perpetual prison. It is a U.S. classification of sorts which guarantees said individuals will never find gainful employment, cannot vote, cannot bear arms, and likely will never be able to live in a decent neighborhood again. The Felony Class – the people who have been convicted of these various and usually arbitrary crimes – is an integral part of U.S. Police State policy, and the U.S. is forced to grow this population to meet demand. The numbers vary depending on the source, but there are upwards of 10-15 million Americans (and constantly rising) who have been given this life sentence. The Felony Class, along with illegal immigrants, are the people the United States uses as its 21st century chattel slaves.
U.S. BUSINESSES AND GOVERMENT AGENCIES DEPEND ON THIS HUMAN COMMODITY
There are many corporations and government agencies which rely on the Felony Class to stay in business, while making their executives millions. Corrections Corporation of America, aka CCA (NYSE: CXW) (and today known as “Core Civic” to sound less imperialistic), is the largest private for-profit prison operator in the USA, with facilities in at least 20 states (mostly in Arizona and Texas). CCA grossed nearly $2 billion in revenue last year, with about $700 million of that being profit. This is way up from CCA’s $50 million profit in 2005. The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO), formerly Wackenhut, is the second largest private, for-profit prison operator in the USA, and will likely land a contract to privatize all of Florida’s prisons in the very near future. Buying stock in one of these companies is not only very safe, but potentially very lucrative.
Private for-profit prisons naturally breed offspring companies which ride their coattails to a piece of this money grab at the expense of unwitting American victims. CCA and GEO brought in about $4 billion in revenues in 2012, but CNN money said the entire prison industry was worth over $37 billion in 2007 (Note: link to the original CNN article is now dead).
Companies such as Outside Connection – which provides discounted collect calls for prisoners to contact family – and CompuDyne – which builds, among other things, portable prison walls – are just two examples of these offspring companies. CompuDyne, according to that same CNN report, projected $60 million in prison-related sales in 2007.
Many well-known, large American corporations contract with private prisons for the 20-cents-per-hour or less slave labor the inmates are forced to do under the threat of solitary confinement and/or physical violence by prison personnel. The U.S. Military, Microsoft, AT&T, Dell, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, and Target Stores are just a few of these corporations which profit off of prison slave labor. According to the same article by the Centre for Research on Globalization:
“The private contracting of prisoners for work fosters incentives to lock people up. Prisons depend on this income. Corporate stockholders who make money off prisoners’ work lobby for longer sentences, in order to expand their workforce.”
Citing a study by the Progressive Labor Party.
The entire telemarketing industry would not exist without the Felony Class, as this is one of the few jobs they can get; as these firms are willing to hire anyone who will endure the work. Fast food, janitorial, and warehouse jobs also depend the Felony Class, but not as much in a down economy with many Americans looking for work.
Though the Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution outlawed slavery in 1868, prisons and probation offices across the country have continued forcefully exploiting its own citizens for monetary gain. The verbiage of the Thirteenth Amendment left open a readily-exploitable loophole for the Euro-American hegemony’s use:
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Slavery never really ended in the United States; it just changed it’s image. The remaining constant is that the Felony Class (i.e. the slaves) continues to consist mostly of darker hued people than the Euro-American hegemony.
HOW U.S. “JUSTICE SYSTEM” KEEPS UP WITH DEMAND
The Felony Class is the most valuable commodity in the well-oiled, extremely lucrative human chattel machine called “U.S. Justice System.” States are charging black Americans with felonies for “crimes” such as yawning in court…
SOURCE: ABC News
…for sending their children to better schools, or simply arresting black people in their own homes, dragging them outside naked and handcuffed, pepper spray them, and ultimately not charge them with any crimes. States, using arbitrary and ambiguous immigration legislation, are now placing Latinos in bondage at a rate almost as fast as black people. In 2007, black males were 35 percent of the total U.S. prison population (African Americans are only about 12 percent of the total U.S. population today). White males were second at 33 percent, and Hispanic males were 18 percent.
Regardless of race, more than half of all felony convictions in state courts in 2004 were for drug offenses or some other non-violent, non-larceny offense.
SOURCE: Public Agenda
Though police get most of the attention as far as arbitrarily criminalizing (and murdering) anybody they wish, prosecutors and public defenders are the gatekeepers of this justice pot of gold. The Republican-led U.S. Supreme Court not only recently affirmed Eleventh Amendment absolute immunity for prosecutors, but overturned a $14 million judgment against a Louisiana prosecutor for wrongfully convicting a man who spend nearly 14 years on death row.
Then-New Orleans District Attorney Harry Connick Sr. deliberately withheld evidence which would have cleared Mr. John Thompson at trial for a murder he did not commit. Though Connick was caught blatantly railroading an innocent man, Justice Clarence Thomas and the other four Republicans ruled this was not “deliberate indifference.”
State (and federal) prosecutors have free reign to do whatever it takes to convict Americans of whatever crimes they choose…knowing they are shielded from being held liable. Standard protocol in U.S. courts generally goes like this: police charge you with arbitrary felonies; prosecutors narrow it down to one or more felonies; and unwitting Americans, under the threat of prolonged imprisonment, signs a plea agreement for lesser felonies and a chance at no prison time.
The first right always taken from Felony Class victims is their Sixth Amendment right to a public, speedy trial by jury. 94 percent of felony convictions in 2006 were the result of a plea bargain. Supra. This means nearly all 7 million Americans currently incarcerated in U.S. prisons and on probation/parole (and those otherwise part of the Felony Class), were unilaterally convicted by the U.S. government, and not by a “jury of their peers.”
Once this very basic, inalienable right is revoked, the niggerization process begins. Plea agreements generally require the defendant waive their right to direct appeal, accept several hours of community service, at least a year of probation, and plead guilty to a lesser felony, in exchange for not going to prison. The fines, probation fees, drug tests, and classes can, and generally do, exceed thousands of dollars. Not only is the Felony Class forced to answer to probation or parole officers, but also owe the government money they will never be able to pay – because they cannot get a job. The Felony Class, in other words, are the virtual wards of government.
POLITICAL IMPACT OF FELONY CLASS
Money is not the only motive behind the Euro-American hegemony’s for-profit justice system and artificial Felony Class. The disenfranchisement of “felons” in several states, along with the revocation of their right to bear arms, forever in most cases, renders them real-life third-class citizens. What this means is about 13 percent of the adult black male population are prohibited from voting in this country. This has helped Republicans continually get elected in southern states with large black populations, and in areas where poor white voters cannot afford attorneys to represent them in court.
The fact that whites will no longer be the majority of people in the United States by 2050 scares the hegemony into more overt, sinister tactics. Republican lawmakers across the country have been trying to change the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to prevent anymore Latinos from becoming American citizens. Republicans (the white party for all intents and purposes) fear the inevitable, in that their party and supporters will no longer be able to win elections based on sheer numbers. Democrats use sporadic, empty rhetoric opposing these policies, yet have done nothing tangible opposing them, while they profit off the Felony Class as much as, or more than, Republicans do.
The Felony Class is also denied their right to bear arms. Gun laws, self-defense, and adjudication of these cases in U.S. courts are already determined by the race of the people involved…
…and now the system makes it a crime for an entire class of people to own firearms. This fundamental right is a platform issue for Republicans, yet the party encourages revocation from certain people.
“The Race Card” And Euro-American Media Reinforcement and Justification Of Felony Class
The United States would not exist without the free, forced labor of the hundreds of millions of West Africans who built it. The U.S. was born on this premise and must continue it in order to sustain itself as a nation. The Euro-American media is an integral cog in the machine’s functionality.
The fact that virtually all district attorneys in the USA are of European descent….
…and of course the Euro-American media monopolizing everything Americans read, watch, and/or listen to, makes the machine virtually indestructible. Black Americans are accused of “playing the race card” when indisputable factual issues are discussed on television and every other forum. Latinos are given labels such as “illegal alien” and “anchor baby” to stir fears in white Americans. So-called blacks also continue to appear on television only as criminals, athletes, uneducated clowns and transvestites.
This makes it very easy for the Euro-American hegemony to convince their white brethren that everything they do is justified.
The Euro-American hegemony continues to push their race-card conspiracies when it comes to why they incarcerate far more black men than their own people.
SOURCE: Project America
The Felony Class is also the expendable class. We’ve covered hundreds of stories about American police murdering American citizens on this website. One of the very first items police departments will dig for to justify the murders is to say the victim “had a felony record.” This is generally enough for the large Euro-American population who praise police, unconditionally, as heroes. In other words, the Felony Class can be murdered at any time by police simply because of the class they belong too.
Euro-American media will sometimes offer empty rhetoric denouncing the U.S. justice system, usually from politicians trying to get votes from black Latino, and poor white voters. The fact that many Euro-American media sponsors also profit off the Felony Class, essentially places control of media content in the hands of corporations.
What Can The Felony Class Do?
There is no way out of the Felony Class once there, short of full and forceful revolution by the American people. Most people (53%) released from prison end up back there within three years. Why? Because even after they have served their time, they simply graduate from complete incarceration to being the ward of a county, state, or federal government entity for 3-5 more years on probation or parole. Out of sheer desperation, most of the Felony Class must turn to crime not only to survive themselves, but to feed and house the families they still have to support.
The Felony Class can always try exhausting appeals in the same system which put them in their current situations. The facts are that most cannot afford attorneys to do this for them, most do not have a good enough grasp on criminal and civil procedures and case law to do it themselves, and it is extremely rare for a higher court to reverse lower court rulings in criminal cases.
District attorneys in the United States know the impact of these convictions and know exactly what they are doing when they pass them out like Halloween candy. Denver-area wealth fund manager Martin Erzinger was arrested late last year after he struck a pedestrian and left the scene. The victim, Dr. Steven Milo of New York, suffered serious head and spinal cord injuries. Eagle County (CO) District Attorney Mark Hulbert came to the defense of the rich, local assailant by offering a plea bargain dropping all felony charges and allowing Erzinger to plead guilty to misdemeanors. Hurlbert said he offered the plea because “felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger’s profession.”
Bill Mauer, the writer and producer of the documentary “Religulous” said it best about the U.S. justice system: “America has the world’s largest prison population…because actually rehabilitating people would have a negative impact on the bottom line.”
A vast majority of European Americans are Christians. The core principle of the “U.S. Justice System” is the power given to people who judge their fellow Americans. The fact that being a judge is a biblical sin, not only are all these Christian judges going to hell, but so is the United States as a country and entity. As President John F. Kennedy once said, “those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.”
Related: “Whites” Killing “Blacks” Is Legal In The USA (9/7/2009)