"shoplifters unite!" is a reference to a song by The Smiths – Shoplifters of the World Unite. I'm a fan, and was obsessed with the band and its lead singer during my formative years. The blog title also speaks to my critique of the criminal justice system, however, and a broader injustice that locks millions of people in cages for alleged acts who's harm pales in comparison to the harm caused by the criminal acts of bankers, corporate executives, politicians and military leaders. The latter, generally, don't just remain free; they remain wealthy and in power. For those of us who care about human rights, our job is to change that.