Tuesday, April 19, 2016

CA Board Of Supervisor’s Candidate Slams “Prison Industrial Complex,” Drug War

prison-industrial-complex-2Brandon Turbeville
April 19, 2016

Candidate for Napa County Board of Supervisors, District 2, James Hinton, drew quite a bit of attention to himself for his staunch opposition to GMOs in Napa Valley.

Now, Hinton is once again drawing attention for his political stance against the prison industrial complex. Not only is Hinton’s position on the prison industry something that clearly sets him a part from his opponents, but it was his passionate speech in front of the current members of the Napa County Board of Supervisors regarding a possible decision to build new jails in the county that caught the attention of many.

Visibly disgusted with the proposal, Hinton stated,

Shame on you for participating in the prison industrial complex, shame on you for trying to hustle us into expanding it here because we have a broken system of victimless crimes, mandatory minimums sentencing. And there’s nothing we can do about it but build bigger jails to bring them on home so that everybody else can profit. And if we’ve got extra cells then oh, we can profit too. And we can start making money off our cells – isn’t that what we need, huh? More money off arresting blacks like Hakim Brown who is providing me my cancer medicine and Gary Leiberstein wants to lock him up for four years. And you want to build more jails to take on more victimless crimes.

Hinton went on to point out that he believes Napa Valley should invest in refurbishing and modernizing the current jail as opposed to building new ones. Hinton said that taxpayers were tired of being fleeced by Wall St. and is advocating for a federal line of credit known as a half-century bond at zero percent interest to pay for the refurbishment. Hinton says that instead of sucking more money from average citizens, members of the Board of Supervisors should demand this line of credit from the federal government. He argues that, if the fed can provide zero percent interest credit to Wall St., they can provide the same to Napa Valley.

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Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 andvolume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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