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“The famous singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone once said, ‘Slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking.’
“Arguably, today’s prison system is the nation’s revised approach to slavery with law and order as its widely accepted ideology and mandatory sentencing for non-violent crimes as the new slave-trade pipeline.
“In a speech on police and veterans in Virginia, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declared himself the ‘law and order candidate’ and went on to say that ‘decades of decay, division and decline will come to an end.’”