Thursday Open Thread | Stop it, Van Jones. Stop Trying to Normalize This Administration

Van Jones has been trying to shin and grin, giving cover to the Dolt45 Adminstration, talking about some bullshyt ‘Prison Reform’.

Thinks that he can shame those of us who know that it’s a piece of garbage to shut up.

Cozying up to Dolt45, and the newest GOP Black Coon on the Pole – Candace Owens.

That we’re supposed to pretend that we don’t have Attorney General White Citizens Council as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in this country.

Like we don’t know that he’s turn back every police department consent decree that he could.

That he told the National Police Association just last week, that they pretty much can do whatever the phuck they want to Black people.

That we can’t have research into the White Domestic Terrorists, but now, we have the “Black Extremists” category open for investigation?

That we don’t know that the KKKeebler Elf is against legal marijuana, and wants folks locked up for it – period.

That, despite 44’s Administration getting rid of Private Prisons, that they are back in business now…

We’re supposed to ignore ALLLLL of that, because Van Jones wants to shin and grin and shuck and jive, and think WE are supposed to go along with it?

Phuck outta here.

Don’t believe me that it’s garbage….listen to MY Attorney General-Eric Holder:

There’s something huge missing from the White House’s prison bill

By Eric H. Holder Jr.

May 21 at 4:42 PM

Eric H. Holder Jr. was U.S. attorney general from 2009 to 2015.

Over the past decade, Republicans and Democrats across the country have joined forces to advocate for a fairer, more effective criminal-justice system — one that would keep us safe while reducing unnecessary mass incarceration. At the heart of that effort has been an attempt to reduce overly punitive sentences that fill our prisons for no discernible public-safety rationale.

But now the Trump administration is pushing a misguided legislative effort — likely to be voted on in the House this week — that threatens to derail momentum for sentencing reform. The bill is a tempting half-measure, but lawmakers should resist the lure. The chance to implement real, comprehensive reform may not come again any time soon.


Unfortunately, this progress has hit a roadblock with the Trump administration’s modest prison reform bill, called the First Step Act. The bill seeks to improve prison conditions — such as by requiring that inmates be housed within 500 driving miles of their families and by prohibiting shackles on pregnant women. It also includes education, job training and other personal development programs, as well as a system of incentives to participate in the programs.

These narrow reforms are important, but they do not require congressional action, nor do they deliver the transformative change we need. The only way to do that is by amending the bill to include comprehensive, bipartisan sentencing reform.
Why is this so important? The statistics are stark and, by now, well-known. The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. Mass incarceration is a core civil rights struggle for this generation: One in three black men will be behind bars at some point, a disparity that perpetuates underemployment in the black community and contributes to the racial wealth gap. The system is hugely expensive and ultimately unfair. And it is not necessary to prevent and punish crime.

It is impossible to right this wrong unless we send the right people to prison for appropriate lengths of time. That starts by making sure that federal prison sentences are smart on crime rather than thoughtlessly “tough.” The Justice Department worked toward that goal when I led the agency under President Barack Obama, blunting the impact of harsh mandatory minimum sentences by directing federal prosecutors to seek lower charges when possible. It worked. The federal prison population dropped while the nation continued to experience near-record-low crime rates.



Many see the broader picture. This could lead to the privatization of prisons, which puts the power in the hands of the AG. On paper, it seems nice. In reality, it’s moving backwards. Focus on minimum sentencing first, & the rest follows. #FirstStepAct #TuesdayThoughts

— Dan Kan (@dkan1030) May 22, 2018

Uh huh

Uh huh

Analysis: Black defendants receive longer prison terms from Republican-appointed judges, study finds

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 23, 2018

Ignore the bile that rises from your gut every time you see Van Jones shmoozing with the white nationalist president or kissing white supremacist Jeffrey Lord on CNN, you guys. Just take Sippy Cupp’s word vouching for his integrity instead.

— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) May 23, 2018

Van provides window dressing so racist administration can point to their black friend without really doing anything

— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 23, 2018

As a commenter on POU pointed out:


A real criminal justice reform bill was the Fair Sentencing Act that was passed and signed by Pres. Obama in 2010. That act substantially reduced the crack cocaine sentencing disparity, made it retroactive, and eliminated mandatory minimums for crack-cocaine sentencing. Or a criminal justice transparency bill: The Death in Custody reporting Act which was signed into law by Pres. Obama in his second term. Where was Van Jones applauding Pres. Obama then? This bill is a joke when compared to serious reform proposals.

Yes, Van, A JOKE.

So, don’t expect us, who see the forest for the trees, to applaud you for clowning like this..