With more than 2.4 million people locked up across the U.S., that’s more than any other country in the world. And of these millions incarcerated, most are either Black or Latino—one in eight Black men within their twenties are arrested and sent to prison on any given day. While many do not question such racially targeted mass incarceration, the “Stop Mass Incarceration: We Are Better Than That! Network” is initiating an effort to accelerate the movement to stop this injustice and asking people from across the country to join.
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, which is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. On Oct. 22, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network is championing a national day of protest to stop the injustice of police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation. Participants will rally together at 1pm in New York City at Union Square and march through the city streets to Times Square. Other marches will also take place in Ferguson, Missouri and in various other major cities throughout the U.S.
Under the slogan, "We're Better than That," the movement is aimed to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality, end racially biased policies and practices of the police, courts and U.S. legal system as well as gaining support for prisoners rights and those formerly incarcerated.
If you think young people should not be treated like criminals because they are Black or Latino; if you think people shouldn’t be subjected to torture because they’re in prison; if you think former prisoners shouldn’t be forced to wear badges of shame and dishonor—join the movement to stop mass incarcerations in a "post-racial America."