what the fuck is happening over in America?
Nobody knows, man. Nobody.
Entitled ‘I fought the Law’ the concept is based on ridiculous laws and rules and disobeying them. It’s illegal to place an ice-cream cone in your back pocket in Alabama, it’s illegal to wear transparent clothes in Rhode Island, you are unable to tickle a womens’ chin in Marine and you certainly can not give a child in Texas an unusual haircut, no matter how awesome it is.
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Star Trek concept art, Enterprise interior sets - Mike Minor (1977)
This Is The War On Drugs (via “The House I Live In”)
A call to national conscience, the activist documentary via NY Times)is persuasively urgent. Directed with heart by Eugene Jarecki, the movie is an insistently personal and political look at the war on drugs and its thousands of casualties, including those serving hard time for minor offenses. It is, Mr. Jarecki asserts — as he sifts through the data, weighs the evidence and checks in with those on both sides of the law — a war that has led to mass incarcerations characterized by profound racial disparities and that has created another front in the civil rights movement. (
Here’s the thing, going into this film I KNEW our criminal justice system was messed up, but I didn’t expect to see politicians, judges and corrections officers chiming in and demanding that the system change. THAT was incredibly eye opening for me and all the more reason that more people need to see this film. If you haven’t seen it already, “The House I Live In” is currently available for rent and instant streaming on Netflix. And if you don’t have Netflix, you’re in luck because April is officially the last month I’m able to offer my followers a free month subscription through netflix.com/chescaleigh