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“The Nazis’ desire to create a perfect and ‘pure’ ‘national community’ meant the exclusion not only of the ‘racially alien’, but also of a heterogeneous group of people — largely of German ethnicity — who were described as ‘asocial’ or ‘socially unfit’. . . Asocials were portrayed as the dregs of society, whose inferiority was marked by traits such as ‘weakness of character’, ‘lack of restraint’, ‘loose morals’, ‘disinterest in contemporary events’, ‘idleness’ and ‘poverty of mind’. The term was applied in an elastic manner also, to include gypsies, vagabonds, persons of no fixed abode, prostitutes, alcoholics, unmarried mothers, homosexuals, large, ‘inferior’ families, criminals, ‘idlers’, ‘good for nothings’, ‘wastrels’, ‘grumblers’ and ‘grousers’, as well as anyone else who did not, could not or would not perform their duties to the national community. Persecution of such groups was relatively easy, since they were in any case the objects of popular disapproval.”
Hashude – An Experiment in Nazi Asocial Behaviour
The Humboldt County Probation Department is trying to build a prison! Not a prison for hardened criminals, but one to hold children. The probation department wants to rebuild our juvenile hall, and double its size. It will eventually cost Humboldt County directly about 3 million dollars, and tax payers in general about 16 million. On Tuesday, October 28, 2008, the Humboldt County Board of Supes WILL vote to start this police state measure.
I really question why Juvenile Hall and the Juvenile Probation are run by the same mother fuckers. It seems that control of the children’s probation and the children’s jail by the same department convolute the idea of rehabilitation, which Doug Rasines, Chief Probation Officer stated “must be a core component of the operational philosophy of the facility” in his report to the Supes. They get paid to round up and incarcerate children. No wonder they can know they’ll need twice as many beds by 2010.
Doug Rasines is asking the Supes to approve $41,000 to write a grant to partially pay for the new kinder prison. The $41,000 is coming out of something called, and I shit you not, “the juvenile trust.” Not only is the only trust in our children the county government has a money trust, but it was filled to half a million dollars by “foster care reveneus.”
Then the County has to pay it off with bonds. What happens if you don’t pay back the bonds? Does the state then turn it over to a private corporation to run our probation industry?
As with all jails, schools, houseless services, alzheimer services, and the poor in general, one must consider Phil Crandall’s antipsychotic pushing industry. He claims 80% of all kids in jail, or in foster care “need mental health services,” which according to CalMAP means drugs. If we double the number of children we allow to be locked up, then we’re really condemning twice as many to the slow, torturous death of zyprexa.
It is amazing how much we will spend to contain a problem, and how little we will spend to solve it. Remember this is similar to homelessness in that hundreds of thousands of people learned in the last year that homelessness could happen to them – because it did. If you allow Rasines to double the size of the jail for children, then your doubling the chance your child goes to jail.