Pubdate: Tue, 08 Mar 2011
Source: Macon Telegraph (GA)
Copyright: 2011 The Macon Telegraph Publishing Company
Author: Ron Renno


I find it sad, if not amusing, that Catherine Meeks waits until the
last few lines of her dribble on the Opinion page to mention that
"each person has to take responsibility for their behavior." If she
has proof that the CIA or President Ronald Reagan, for that matter,
is/was the cause of so many "people of color" being incarcerated, she
should come forward with that proof. To simply put her own racial spin
on the subject is sickening, but expected of her.

There is one reason, and one reason only, as to why there are so many
young black people in prison: That segment of our society commits the
majority of the crimes. Nobody makes anyone stray outside the
established rules of society. From 1976 to 2005, the homicide rates
for blacks were seven times higher than the rates for whites (which
also includes Hispanics). If you commit a felony, whether it is
associated with drugs, murder, rape or other felonies, you pay the
price. No voting, no guns (that's laughable), no public assistance,
etc. If you don't want to lose your civil privileges, don't commit the
crime and quit blaming other people for your problems.

Ron Renno

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