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A handful of billionaires own most of the corporations, corporate media and social media and practically every major institution that affects our collective and individual quality of life.…
A handful of billionaires have unprecedented control over banking, financial institutions, what’s invested in and what isn’t, the food we eat and the water we drink.
#PalmOilFree in ‘23…
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Last month we shouted from the rooftops about the dangers of Restorative Justice with @maxeden99 and @rpetty.

Today: New Jersey teen, 14, kills herself days after she was attacked in high school hallways by bullies. School administrators failed to step in. #restorativejustice
According to her father Kuch was 'smashed in the face three times with a water bottle' and 'blacked out.' He then had to take his blood covered daughter to the police station to file a report because the school refused to do so
Outraged by the school's lack-luster response, Michael, Kuch's father, (pictured speaking to ABC 7) seethed following the incident. He slammed the institution that his daughter attended before she died and wrote about the attack on Facebook
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A thread for your #Education edification. A tale of #SchoolShootings #MTSS #RestorativeJustice #CRT #DEI (better than CRT because it includes gender ideology! Reee!).

It will appear that school shootings have more in common than a gun, a lunatic, and a therapist.
MTSS stands for Multi Tiered System of Supports, and goes hand-in-hand with DEI, restorative justice, gender ideology, and the rest of the indoctrination tools that are destroying USA schools.
more here:…
The list.
Used this list, so graciously provided by the angsty writers at EdWeek, to go through a list of "school shootings" in 2022
As you can see, the list was full of shootings that took place on school property, but not during school hours/students… Image
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#Thread Top 5 states with the higest Crimes & atrocities against Dalits:

1) UP-11829
2) Rajasthan- 6794
3) Bihar- 6544
4) Madhya Pradesh- 5300
5) Maharashtra- 2150

Data compiled by @DalitRights
In this country cows 🐄 are given more protection than #dalits ! 10 dalit women are sexually assaulted within 24 hours! If this data does not shock you then what will lets #castoutcaste before its too late #DalitLivesMatter
Manual scavenging - a blot on humanity! More than 95% of manual scavengers are women! #CastOutCaste because Dalits Rights are Human Rights!
#DalitLivesMatter @PriyankaSamy
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Tonight we are at @Womans_Place_UK #WPUKagainstMVAWG listening to @K_IngalaSmith, Pragna Patel of @SBSisters, @polblonde @afsanalachaux speak about Men’s violence against women.
@Womans_Place_UK have put on this event for free but are requesting donations to the following organisations.
@afsanalachaux hasn’t seen her son for eight years. Please donate here to support her.…
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Ok - public comment starting and I assume many comments may be re: the budget.

First caller caveats "I'm not a researcher" then proceeds with fact that she's a member of @solidarityJC & a cogent statement about her opinion re: services the city provides. #CivilSociety flexing
Another speaker w @solidarityJC which has helped organize turnout for this meeting
She's asking council to NOT pass following
20-556 hiring of police officers
20-558 making JCPD perm presence
20-158 amending JC budget
She then itemizes budget facts
...then asks for a new budget amendment and defunding JCPD by 50%.
By the way speakers tonight are mentioning points itemized in this petition:…
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A #thread about #restorativejustice and the power of the #divinewithin.

1. I was asked to represent some men pro bono facing charges of malicious damage to property, breaking and entering and trespass.

They were rubbish collectors.
2. Homeless, these men collected rubbish and would recycle what they could to make a living.

Their charges arose because they would congregate on vacant land to sort their rubbish. This vacant land belonged to a little old Jewish lady, who had fenced it off. They cut the fence.
3. The city council fined her if her vacant property was not maintained. She'd inherited the property and was waiting for a developer to buy it. She didn't earn much and couldn't really afford the fines (R1000 at a time). She got gatvol and called the cops on my clients
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Let's discuss the importance of restorative justice through a critical race lens,@cityofurbana. In 2015, there were 667 total suspensions (in-school and out-of school) at @Urbana116. Of those, 66% were Black students (1)

#RestorativeJustice #RestorativePractice #EdEquityOrElse
The question of safety in schools is not just about preventing extreme forms of violence, fights, or bullying. It is also about shrinking the achievement gap since the way @Urbana116 disciplines its students will either help or hurt academic achievement (2)

“Time spent learning is the single best predictor of positive academic outcomes.” Suspensions and expulsions are time spent out of the classroom (3)

@PaignToPeace @CU_Indivisible @ACLUofIL @il_fps
#RestorativeJustice #RestorativePractice #EdEquityOrElse Image
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As a State Representative I passed a bill ending “School-based Booking Stations” in Illinois.

I know what you’re thinking: You mean police booking stations? In schools?

Yes. That’s what I mean.

A thread...
As a #restorativejustice advocate and peace circle keeper I’d go to schools to lead circles as an alternative to harsh disciplinary practices. Often I’d see a “Police Room”—often next to the library or a classroom. As if it were normal.

I’d ask students...what’s that room for?
“Well, that’s where you go if you get in trouble.”

Huh? Not the counselor. Not the social worker. Not even the Principal’s office.

“Get in trouble” and be sent to the police. The very thought is traumatic.
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Let’s talk about the proverbial elephant in the room RE #CompassionateRelease of persons incarcerated in #prisons in the midst of #COVID19. A [long] thread with thanks to @briewsf @DrNovisky @GeriPowerMD 1/21
While a partnership between @FAMMFoundation @NACDL @WashLaw4CR is tackling petitions in the @OfficialFBOP Why don’t we see governors and other leadership extending release to many of the #vulnerable housed in state #prisons? 2/21
By #vulnerable, I mean those persons who meet #CDC guidelines for greatest risk of serious illness due to #COVID19 -- persons over 65 (#olderadults), those with #chronichealth problems including severe #asthma #liverdisease or are #immunocompromised (#hepatitis) 3/21
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1/ Thread illustrating that the system does not “listen to the victims”...2 years ago, our family was victimized when my elderly “auntie-mom” who had Alzheimer’s was financially exploited & left for dead by someone who posed as a friend and caregiver. You can read the story here:
2/ In Feb., the victim advocate called to say that the sentencing would take place in May, but that the defense was asking for a continuance to allow the convicted to have knee surgery before he served time. She tried to guide our impact statements to ensure that he was denied.
3/ Much to her surprise, I explained that while we understand the system, we wished for accountability & rehabilitation. I reminded her that his sentence was NOT to a life of physical pain due to lack of healthcare. We had no problems with a continuance. #restorativejustice
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Glad to see new guidance published in the last few days on using #restorativepractices online (virtual circles) to support students and colleagues through #COVID19. There is, it turns out, much we can do virtually at this time... (Thread)
I've participated in two weekly virtual circles, facilitated by @EmmaAWheatley. These have focused on helping youth workers and others in North-East Inner City Dublin discuss their challenges and finds ways to support young people in this time. #youthwork #Dublin #NEIC
This week, I'll facilitate virtual circles to check-in with our second- and third-year undergrad #criminology students @MaynoothUni @MaynoothLaw. We'll see if virtual circles can help regain some of the connection we've lost by not being on campus together.
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1/So, today I must share something unrelated but very related to what I often tweet about. The harm of our criminal justice system. This is very raw and emotional for me, so please give me grace as I share.
2/ First you must know that my mother passed away when I was 16 years old, creating a very difficult time in my life. It was then that my aunt took me under her wing. We always joked that she was my “auntie-mom.”
3/ In 2014, after losing her father, and sister, my aunt’s husband abruptly passed away. She simultaneously started being more confused and depressed (which turned out to be Alzheimer’s disease). We moved closer to help her.
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How do we deal with hate that gets taught and infects our society?

We had a great discussion about this last night at our #RestorativeJustice meeting.

A civil rights activist and the son of a white nationalist leader who found a way to conquer the hate he was taught.
As a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates (District 87) I wanted to spark a conversation that looks beyond - far beyond - the next election.

Yes, we have immediate fires to put out, but my advocacy has centered on the long game.

Where will we be in 50 years? 100?
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Wow, that last #thread really took off. Let’s try another. I want to think with folks about how we can talk about #SurvivingRKelly outside the logic of the prison industrial complex.
Many of the people who responded to my last thread engaged in carceral logics saying some variation on “his ass should rot in jail” if not calls for his death. Are there other ways we can imagine justice, accountability and healing?
Prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba has said, as ppl raised w/ carceral logics it’s hard for us to imagine or desire alternatives. The #prisonindustrialcomplex has limited how we think about justice—even though other nations do things differently.
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This surprised us 👉 Training does not reduce sexual harassment. We've been conducting widespread sexual harassment training in the U.S. for 15+ years now, and it has not seemed to reduce sexual harassment. #metooSTEM
Why? 1) Because of cynicism. 2) Because employees "sniff out" compliance-based trainings. 3) Because trainings change attitude but haven't been effective in changing behavior. Conclusion: We need to overhaul our approach to SH training going forward. #metooSTEM
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