Chris Hedges: The Blue Line and the Black Codes — Institutionalized Ghettos & Police Violence

07 Other Atrocities, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Law Enforcement
Chris Hedges

The New “Black Codes”

The daily brutality and terror keep the poor, especially poor people of color, in bondage. On average, more than 1,100 people, or one every eight hours, almost all unarmed, are killed every year by police in the United States. These killings are not accidents. They are not the results of a failed system. The system works exactly as it is designed to work. And until the system of corporate power is destroyed, nothing will change for the poor, or the rest of Americans.

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