ON PRIVATIZATION, BUREAUCRATIZATION, FOSTER CARE, AND THE POVERTY PROFITEERS

OVERVIEW “By 2000, America’s largest weapons manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, may be as familiar to social service bureaucrats as it is to the Pentagon’s top brass. If the company’s strategy succeeds, Lockheed Martin will not only be a major aerospace manufacturer but also a leading dispenser of public assistance to America’s neediest citizens.” Thus began an […]

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Department of Justice: Lauderdale Youth Court, Meridian Police and Division of Youth Services Violating 4th Amendment Rights

For many years, child advocates have described the existence of a “school-to-prison pipeline.” The Civil Rights Department of the U.S. Justice Department may finally have taken notice of its existence. The Justice Department recently released a letter of findings, explaining that the Lauderdale County Youth Court, the Meridian Police Department, and the Mississippi Division of […]

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