Friday News Round Up

Thanks for checking out the Friday News Round-Up! Here we go…

Catherine Rampell one-ups Scott Walker on his plan to drug-test poor welfare recipients.

Inimai Chettiar has an article in the Atlantic which details the findings of a new report that challenges the idea that mass incarceration has been the driving force behind declines in crime.

Over at Feministing, Veronica Flores tells all of those ‘whose bodies are dangerous’ that their lives matter, too.

A white guy in Minneapolis pulled a gun on a black guy because he thought he was a drug dealer. Luckily the victim caught it on tape.

Tom McKay at Mic uses historical facts to justify Obama’s comparison of the days when lynching innocent black people was common to modern day terrorism.

Ah, the NYPD. Now they want to make resisting arrest a felony.

Speaking of the prison industrial complex, Arizona’s new governor just cut education funding but plans to fund a big new private prison.

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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