Land of the free

How often do I have to hear it?  The US is the freest country on the planet they tell me.  If I have to hear it one more time I may pull out the little hair that I have left.

Today the NY Times is reporting that one in every hundred American adults are locked up. For Hispanic adults it is 1 in 36!!  1 in 15 for blacks!!  1 in 9 for black males 20-34 years old!!!!

Holy shit!!!!

So if we are not unfairly locking people up, then we just happen to be one of the most criminal minded peoples the world has ever known.  Either that or…

Land of the free is a bunch of bull….

I wonder which it is?