“No one – not even the government itself – has ever been able to specify with any certainty the precise number of federal crimes defined … in the 27,000 or so pages of the U.S. Code.” In the 1980s, lawyers at the Department of Justice estimated that the criminal code contained 3,000 crimes. Today, the Heritage Foundation estimates the federal laws currently enumerate nearly 5,000 crimes, a number that grows every year.
Holly Harris, Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Action Network, told Foreign Affairs Magazine in “The Prisoner Dilemma” March /April 2017 www.ForeignAffairs.com
The G’s have spoken,
A truce has been broken,
Now here we are.
Tin Soldiers sent off to war…
The feeling of total defeat,
now lay at our feet,
as we now ponder, giving into wonder,
o what now our fate will meet….
The smell of gas,
that always last. still lingers in the air
it burns your nose,
gets in your clothes,
a scent harsh to bare….
broken in rash,
all did in haste,
once again a tribute to this
Looking through the bars,
you’ll see the scars,
of all the Tin Soldiers that fell*
Only relief is a string belief,
No longer will they occupy their cells*….
Many following a G’s orders,
Tin Soldiers, used as boulders,
Sent blindly into slaughters
All for a political scam,
Those G’s didn’t give a damn,
Simply trying to control the power
of the day, while on the floor,
Tin Soldiers lay….
Now she shanks have all been discarded,
Kits and notes gone down the toilet
Minds in total wonder,
As we think of lies we should ponder.
Some is the desire to Kill,
Wondering how we can now make a deal..
Minds in total dismay
Realizing Tim Soldiers don’t
just walk away….
BY Carl Perryman #AP9210
California Medical Facility Vacaville
P.O. Box 2000
Vacaville, CA 95695-2000
“64% of California’s jail population is awaiting trial or sentencing as of December 2016.” Most remain in pretrial custody because they cannot afford bail. Jail Profile Survey, http://www.bscc.ca.gov/