History Of Mass Incarceration

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As previously discussed, previous policies that have been enacted, such as “reasonable suspicion” has led to the growth and acceptance of stop-and-frisk. As a result of policies such as these, mass incarceration is an incredibly profitable area of our society. However, history in general has prepared our economy for such policies. Slavery was used to keep plantations running with no cost to plantation owners. When slaves began to fight back, physical cruelty was used to keep them working for little to no compensation. With the implementation of stop-and-frisk, not only are we building upon our already immensely lucrative incarceration population, but we also manage to keep African Americans being the majority population who is being targeted,

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