“We’re talking Blackhawk helicopters, machine guns, grenade launchers, battering rams, explosives, chemical sprays, body armor, night vision, rappelling gear, armored vehicles, and tanks.”
America is, when viewed against the global backdrop, egregiously overcriminalized. Whatever the motive behind it, the relentless expansion of the U.S. criminal code has caused the wasting of countless lives in America’s prisons and more violent encounters between police and citizens.
KANSAS (Analysis)-- For a nation lauding itself as the “land of the free,” the United States certainly maintains a remarkable number of laws criminalizing activities most would consider part of their daily lives. From kids penalized for setting up a lemonade stand to the prohibition of cannabis, seemingly everything Americans do has attached to it