Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Turkey, by the Numbers

As reported by Reuters via Conflict news, take a look at this little datapoint;

Now, let's Americanize those numbers.

The USA is ~4.26-times the size of Turkey, based on population. What that works out to is, if the same thing happened in the USA, 170,362 detentions and 86,545 arrests in such a short time.

Ponder what kind of impact that would have on everything from the economy, to families, to civil society. Add to that the fact that they are emptying prisons of real criminals to make room.

Yes, interesting times.

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