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US Imprisons People For Thought Crimes

The decision by the US to continue imprisoning people who are too difficult to prosecute but too dangerous to release amounts to imprisoning them for a thought crime. The situation is exactly the one P.K. Dick’s (and Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation) Minority Report warns against, which is the situation of people being convicted for nothing more than the strong possibility they will commit a crime. Now in the US, some people are treated as guilty even though they are legally innocent.


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