The latest? There are too many black men committing crimes and it's the prison system's fault.
What on earth is a fair prison system, Jim? And what hallucinogen have you been inhaling?
Webb panel looks at toll of incarceration
By Peter Hardin, Richmond Times-Dispatch Washington Correspondent
Washington -- Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., is asking Congress to examine high incarceration rates in the United States, and he got a boost from a former California Republican leader yesterday.
Webb, a freshman better known for his outspoken stands on defense issues, labeled the racial makeup of America's prisons "alarming," questioned the impact on crime of the high incarceration rate, and hit "enormous" spending to maintain the prison system.
"Are there ways," he asked, "to spend less money, enhance public safety, and make a fairer prison system?" (link)
And what's this mind-exploding nonsense about "the impact on crime of the high incarceration rate?"
You want to know the impact of all those prisons we've been building? Try to rap your arms around these two headlines:
Reports of violent crime in US at 30-year low, DOJ statistics show
LARGEST INCREASE IN PRISON AND JAIL INMATE POPULATIONS SINCE MIDYEAR 2000
Come to grips with the causal relationship.
Or whine about the plight of America's poor rapists and murderers.
You have nothing better to do, it appears.