Posts tagged crime.

Big Pharma gets rich when you get sick. Pfizer, the largest pharmaceutical corporation in the U.S., plead guilty in 2009 to the largest health care fraud in U.S. history, receiving the largest criminal penalty ever for illegally marketing four of its drugs. It was Pfizer’s fourth such case. As if Pfizer’s massive use of animal experimentation wasn’t heart wrenching enough, Pfizer decided to use Nigerian children as guinea pigs. In 1996, Pfizer traveled to Kano, Nigeria to try out an experimental antibiotic on third-world diseases such as measles, cholera, and bacterial meningitis. They gave trovafloxacin to approximately 200 children. Dozens of them died in the experiment, while many others developed mental and physical deformities. According to the EPA, Pfizer can also proudly claim to be among the top ten companies in America causing the most air pollution.

Man let his daughter die while he prayed. ›

WTF. This is why I have a problem with religion.

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socialistexan:

letterstomycountry:

leftish:

So the whole reason we need more prisons built is to house non-violent drug offenders?

LTMC: And 80-90% of those so-called drug offenders are Black, despite the fact that all racial groups commit crime at remarkably similar rates, and some studies suggest that Blacks actually use drugs less frequently than whites.

You know why white people use more? Because they know they’ll probably get away with it. No joke, I’ve heard plenty of white people I know who smoke, and then think they can get away with it because they’re white. Usually they do too.
Racist system is racist.

socialistexan:

letterstomycountry:

leftish:

So the whole reason we need more prisons built is to house non-violent drug offenders?

LTMC: And 80-90% of those so-called drug offenders are Black, despite the fact that all racial groups commit crime at remarkably similar rates, and some studies suggest that Blacks actually use drugs less frequently than whites.

You know why white people use more? Because they know they’ll probably get away with it. No joke, I’ve heard plenty of white people I know who smoke, and then think they can get away with it because they’re white. Usually they do too.

Racist system is racist.

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