Monday, February 22, 2016

Man dies in debtors' prison over ambulance bill

Utah is a command state, so it makes aggressive use of unconstitutional debtors' prisons to collect personal debts. There's no trial. They just haul people off to jail.

In the fascist stronghold of Box Elder County, a man was taken to debtors' prison because he was unable to pay an ambulance bill of almost $2,400. He died in jail.

A police official said, "We go to great lengths to never arrest anybody on these warrants." Bull. If that was true, why did they arrest this man?

Deaths at the hands of law enforcement is a serious issue, and I attended the protest in Covington against police killings in late 2014. It appears as if deadly debtors' prisons may have to be yet another front in America's fight against injustice.