By Ann Brown
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is getting backlash for a tweet in which he claims that the U.S. has a “major under-incarceration problem,” despite the country being the world’s leader in the rate of imprisonment.
“We have a major under-incarceration problem in America. And it’s only getting worse,” tweeted Cotton, citing a CNN article about rising crime in major U.S. cities throughout 2020.
There was a 33 percent increase in homicides last year, according to CNN. The reason is complex and due to any number of combined factors, including the global pandemic, a devastated economy, high unemployment, entrenched poverty, civil unrest, changes in policing and distrust of police, rising homelessness, and surging gun sales, The Huffington Post reported.
The high U.S. incarceration rate has disproportionately affected Black people, who are significantly over-represented in prisons.
MAGA supporter Cotton, however, seems to think more people should be locked up.
Twitter spoke out.
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