We've all grown weary of the old saw that America has 5% of the world's population but uses 25% of the world's energy.
But how about this: America has 5% of the world's population, but 25% of the world's prisoners!
Lying cops. Fabricated evidence. Asinine drug laws. Unreliable witnesses. Blackmailing prosecutors. Mandatory sentences. Corrupt judges. Wrongful convictions.
A must read from Paul Craig Roberts via Lew Rockwell.