35,948 Arrested Yesterday

35,948 Arrested Yesterday

From: Truth-out:
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 11:16 By Maya Schenwar

Last Friday, the day the NATO 3 were arrested, approximately 35,948 people were arrested across the United States. On Sunday, when at least 45 protesters were arrested at Chicago’s NATO summit protests, approximately 35,948 Americans – the number arrested on a daily basis in the US, according to FBI statistics – were handcuffed, read their Miranda rights (maybe), carted off to jail and booked. The plurality of those people were arrested for nonviolent drug crimes. Some of these people will be charged, convicted, prosecuted and jailed. 

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