Thursday, 18 October 2018

Colorado voters have the chance to abolish slavery on the November ballot

quote [ Colorado’s constitution contains a loophole that “leaves a door open for legal slavery” in the state, the ACLU says. Voters will choose on Nov. 6 whether or not to pass Amendment A to close the loophole.

There are a handful of states across the country with a similar slavery exception in their constitutions, including North Carolina, Wisconsin and Tennessee.

Those state laws echo the 13th amendment, which barred slavery and involuntary servitude “except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” ]

The definition of slavery is involuntary imprisonment and servitude. If they put you in prison and make you work while you're there, it's legally slavery, although most people don't seem to be aware that it exists.
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[by knumbknutz@3:06pmGMT]

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Hugh E. said @ 10:28pm GMT on 18th Oct
No worries, Colorado has a backup plan.
Black and Latino people use and sell drugs at a similar rate to other racial groups, but they are far more likely to be arrested and prosecuted. This racial disparity didn’t change after marijuana was legalized, [a recent report by The Drug Policy Alliance] notes.
backSLIDER said @ 11:28pm GMT on 18th Oct
Oh man, can you imagine if they don't outlaw slavery?

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