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Proposition: Maria Feliz (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons) vs. Opposition: Bray Krumenacker (Homeschool)

Judge: Mike Davis (James Madison University)

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  • Maria Feliz
    Maria Feliz
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    Bray Krumenacker
    Bray Krumenacker
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    Posted at June 1, 2020 09:40:13PM EST by Maria Feliz

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    Benson 03
    https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug03/rehab

    The Economist. Bastoy
    https://www.economist.com/international/2017/05/27/too-many-prisons-make-bad-people-worse-there-is-a-better-way

    Innocence project
    https://ip-no.org/what-we-do/advocate-for-change/mass-incarceration-and-racial-oppression/

    The sentencing project
    https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/un-report-on-racial-disparities/

    Jarret 18
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180430-the-unexpected-ways-prison-time-changes-people

    Silton 02
    https://scholarship.law.umn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=lawineq

    Prison system definition
    https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Prison+system

    Amnesty International. African Americans more likely to get death penalty
    https://www.amnestyusa.org/issues/death-penalty/death-penalty-facts/death-penalty-and-race/

    The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration
    https://www.morningsidecenter.org/teachable-moment/lessons/mass-incarceration-new-jim-crow


    Posted at June 2, 2020 08:09:29PM EST by Bray Krumenacker

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    Posted at June 3, 2020 09:50:46PM EST by Maria Feliz

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    Benson 03
    https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug03/rehab

    The Economist. Bastoy
    https://www.economist.com/international/2017/05/27/too-many-prisons-make-bad-people-worse-there-is-a-better-way

    Innocence project
    https://ip-no.org/what-we-do/advocate-for-change/mass-incarceration-and-racial-oppression/

    The sentencing project
    https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/un-report-on-racial-disparities/

    Jarret 18
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180430-the-unexpected-ways-prison-time-changes-people

    Silton 02
    https://scholarship.law.umn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=lawineq

    Prison system definition
    https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Prison+system

    Amnesty International. African Americans more likely to get death penalty
    https://www.amnestyusa.org/issues/death-penalty/death-penalty-facts/death-penalty-and-race/

    The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration
    https://www.morningsidecenter.org/teachable-moment/lessons/mass-incarceration-new-jim-crow

    Posted at June 4, 2020 01:59:43PM EST by Bray Krumenacker

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    cdn.ymaws.com/counciloncj.org
    Law.yale.edu
    Nymag.com
    Hup.harvard.edu
    Projects.iq.harvard.edu

    Posted at June 5, 2020 06:09:33PM EST by Maria Feliz

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    Harvard Kennedy School of Policy
    https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/wiener/programs/criminaljustice/research-publications/incarceration-social-context-and-consequences

    Michigan State University. African Americans more likely to be wrongfully convicted
    https://research.msu.edu/innocent-african-americans-more-likely-to-be-wrongfully-convicted/

    Benson 03
    https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug03/rehab

    The Economist. Bastoy
    https://www.economist.com/international/2017/05/27/too-many-prisons-make-bad-people-worse-there-is-a-better-way

    Innocence project
    https://ip-no.org/what-we-do/advocate-for-change/mass-incarceration-and-racial-oppression/

    The sentencing project
    https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/un-report-on-racial-disparities/

    Jarret 18
    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180430-the-unexpected-ways-prison-time-changes-people

    Silton 02
    https://scholarship.law.umn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1035&context=lawineq

    Prison system definition
    https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Prison+system

    Amnesty International. African Americans more likely to get death penalty
    https://www.amnestyusa.org/issues/death-penalty/death-penalty-facts/death-penalty-and-race/

    The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration
    https://www.morningsidecenter.org/teachable-moment/lessons/mass-incarceration-new-jim-crow

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    Submitted at June 7, 2020 08:28:41AM EST by Mike Davis

    Category Maria Feliz Bray Krumenacker
    Use of evidence: 4.1 3.1
    Delivery skill: 5.1 4.4
    Coherence of arguments: 5 3.4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.6 3.4
    Identification of key points: 4.4 2.8
    Comments: Your first speech is rather repetitive. I think you could have provided a wider variety of proofs for the resolution.

    You do a really good job framing the speech in your second debate, especially using your opponents concessions to your benefit.
    You really need to post full sources that your opponent can see where your arguments come from.

    In your fist speech it takes you a long time to get to your arguments. Try to move through your introduction more quickly.

    You need to make sure you are carrying your arguments through from speech to speech. Your argument in your first speech that prisons keep us safe should really be the central claim in this debate for you.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Maria Feliz

    Reason for Decision:

    At the end of this debate there is very little clash. Both sides forward their arguments without any consideration for what their opponent says. Because of this I have to put some of the debate together myself.

    Two main arguments emerge:

    1. Are prisons racist? The Proposition argues that prisons are racist because of the numbers of people of color imprisoned, but the opposition argues they are just committing more crimes. Even if the opposition is correct (and the proposition does not explain why she is not) there is still racist treatment within the prison and in the punishment phase and this is not responded to by the opposition.

    2. Do prisons work? The oppositions main argument in her first speech was that prisons work by keeping violent offenders off the street, but by the end of the debate that argument gets little attention. More time should be spent on that throughout the debate. I don think the proposition wins that prisons don't work (and probably make things worse).

    RFD: If it is likely that prisons don't work then I don't want to risk the chance that the punishment in the prisons is applied in a racist manner.

    I would have liked to see more time spent on the impacts of the arguments.


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