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Nhat Anh Ngo Dan PHIL 102: Moral Problems Professor McKiernan April 18, 2018 Reading Reflection #4: The New Jim Crow – The Lockdown “These examples [of the three-strike laws] may sound extreme, but real life can be worse. Sentences for each charge can run consecutively, so a defendant can easily face a sentence of fifty, seventy-five, or one hundred years to life arising from a single case. It is not uncommon for people to receive prison sentences of more than fifty years for minor crimes. In fact, fifty years to life was the actual sentence given to Leandro Andrade for stealing videotapes, a sentence upheld by the Supreme Court” (92). In the second chapter of her book, Michelle Alexander focuses on the War on Drugs to explain the system of mass incarceration. She begins with discussing how the Fourth Amendment is constantly breached in favor of unjust policing tactics, especially on people of color. She discusses a myriad of important court cases such as Terry v. Ohio, California v.
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