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A bit of a thread as we wrap up taking jail calls for the day…innocent folks who can’t afford to buy freedom asking @FreedomFundCO to pay their ransom…as I head back to the Arapahell cage for the last time on this case from 2105 that is finally, blessedly, almost over…
Wondering if the poor sad soul who just called my friend, our volunteer a “nigger bitch” on the phone when she explained why we couldn’t pay his bond, (apparently he thought he was speaking to me), realizes:
(1) calls from Arapahoe jail are monitored/recorded; (2) he could even catch himself a B-2, C-8, or an actual harassment charge if he’s fool enough to call back; (3) I’m no snitch but I most DEFINITELY will email your public defender to let her know you are hella outta pocket.🤬
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#FreeThemAll THREAD 1/ We see how the courts often target survivors of abuse. Leena, a young Black mother, fled her apartment after being attacked by her abusive partner. He called police & accused her of assaulting him & Leena was arrested, despite having been assaulted herself
2/ Leena was brought to court & formally charged with felony assault. The judge set $2500 bail that Leena could not afford, so Leena was sent to Rikers Island for two weeks. She had recently been hit by a car, out of work and living in a shelter, so $2500 was impossible to raise
3/ Even when her case was dropped to a misdemeanor and bail reduced to $750, hundreds of dollars--and her freedom--were still out of reach. It was a few days before Thanksgiving and she needed to get out to see her kids. She was brought to court and offered a choice:
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(THREAD) There are a lot of great things you can do to support people on the front lines of fights to #KeepFamiliesTogether, #StopSeparation, #EndDetention, #DefundHate, #AbolishICE, and #AbolishCBP.

One of the best places to give $$$ is to a community bond fund.
Bond and bail funds don't have many overhead costs, so all or nearly all of your donations directly benefit impacted families. 100% of $$$ given to our Fronterizo Fianza Fund go towards paying bonds and small commissary/telephone deposits. fianzafund.org/about-the-fund…
Immigrant bond funds are doing great work. @eicommunitybond is working to free every person arrested during recent workplace raids in Iowa holaamericanews.com/iowa-city-orga…
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These types of announcements are happening with more frequency as bail has become emblematic of the deep and entrenched injustices in our criminal legal system. While they are lauded as “huge reforms”, these commitments are anything but - 1/9 bit.ly/2qUq1rq
It’s actually NOT OK to use bail for any reason other than to ensure someone comes to court in MA. Bail statute says that and the SJC (our highest court) says that. ADA Ryan however, says she’s going to continue to request that people are held on bail to keep us all safe. 2/9
If we were concerned about safety, we would be having a much harder conversation @ poverty, housing , substance abuse tx and mental health tx. Instead, DAs and “reformers” tell us that locking people up, before they are convicted of any crime, keeps us safer. 3/9
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Today is the first day of a new bail process in Cook County designed to end pretrial detention due to unpaid money bonds! #EndMoneyBail
We're at the Cook County Criminal Court for the Rally to End Money Bail!!
Tyler spent two months in Cook County Jail & seven months on EM because he couldn't post his bond. Today, he spoke out against money bond!
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