T.I. Blows Up On Louisiana Sheriff: "Make No Mistake Ladies & Gentleman - THIS IS SLAVERY!!!"
Atlanta rapper T.I. has no problem using his social media platform to speak out. The hip-hop stud has come forward to unleash his frustrations toward Louisiana sheriff Steve Prator.
Tip went to Instagram last night (October 12) to blow up on Prator for evoking slavery.
Ok guys,now this is systemic oppression. He's admittedly incentivized to keep non violent offenders incarcerated for longer periods of time for the advantage of cheap labor. That incentivizes the police to be overtly heinous & excessive in their pursuit of more people to arrest. This also incentivizes the judges to eagerly hand out egregious amounts of time to low level offenders. This is what being black in America amounts to. Make no mistake ladies & gentlemen... THIS IS SLAVERY!!! The thirteenth amendment clearly states that slavery is abolished,UNLESS in prison. Therefore,the alternative to slavery,was covertly finding ways to continue slavery. THATS WHY all systems are set up to send US to prison. And THATS WHY it's called "Systemic Oppression". Anybody who debates this may as well pick up a tiki torch & get out there wit the rest of the #Facist #NeoNazzi #LilDicksters YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!! Thanks. #USorELSE
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They say "I would have voted for Hilary" - The Clinton's are the Brains behind #MassIncarceration and we are just coming around to let 1,400 people out of Jail for #NonViolent offenses. That's doesn't include how many #BlackPeople will count in that number. The point is they want yo Black Ass locked up working. You hear it loud and clear from this Suspected White Supremacist labeling them as the "Good Ones" and how they need to be kept to do Labor. Sounds like straight up #Slavery 🤔- Because it is! They aren't THAT mad about 1,400 Niggas being released. That's actually a small number compared to the amount of #injustice they've served over the years. They're just fake outraging sending codes to keep this #Country and #TheSouth just like it was. And that's to make sure #Whiteness prevails and Black People are always mistreated and beneath them⚡️
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The Louisiana sheriff ultimately spoke during a press conference about keeping all prisoners locked up to perform labor duties.
A Louisiana sheriff faced a torrent of criticism Thursday after video surfaced in which he touted the importance of keeping "good" prisoners incarcerated to perform money-saving menial labor, comments some said depicted a form of modern-day slavery. The controversy comes as a state with a notoriously large incarcerated population begins to implement a series of prison reforms. (Washington Post)
Along with T.I., the comments have sparked social media's attention.
In 38 seconds Steve Prattor, Sheriff of Caddo Parish in Louisiana, tells you why he REALLY likes keeping "good" Black men in jail. pic.twitter.com/7YtxixE1rU
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 12, 2017
Modern slavery in America.
— Bob Loblaw (@TrumpPrisonDate) October 12, 2017
Oh my god, the fact that he is so comfortable describing men like property is disgusting
— Lamii M Kromah (@lamiikromah) October 12, 2017
If it looks like slavery, sounds like slavery, and the logic of slavery is used verbatim to justify it, then it's slavery.
— Jacob Quick (@jacoblquick) October 12, 2017
A large number of prisoners are set to be released next month.
According to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, 1,400 prisoners will be released from state custody on Nov. 1. Sheriff Prator said at the news conference that more than 60 of them would be released from the Caddo Correctional Center. Louisiana has long had the highest rate of incarcerated people per capita of any state in the country. (New York Times)
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