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Do you remember? Today, October 8, marks the 5 year anniversary of the closure of Long Island Bridge in #Boston, which cut hundreds of people off from shelter and recovery services. #BostonWarm #StillLongIsland #Bospoli 1/
"when the bridge was finally deemed unsafe for travel on the afternoon of Oct. 8, the city had no emergency evacuation plan in place." It was a disaster for the city of #Boston. So many lives were uprooted. #StillLongIsland #BostonWarm 2/ www3.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/…
Oh, deferred maintenance! Long Island Bridge was crumbling slowly and all of the sudden came down. "We've known for seven or eight years. As did the city. Not a surprise to a lot of folks who know about transportation," #StillLongIsland wgbh.org/news/post/form…
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Gooood moooorning #Boston it's a beautiful day to vote in an off-year low-turnout city election w/serious implications for the future of our city!

Here's my at-large slate--you have a few hours to change my mind:

Halpert
Mejia
St. Guillen
Wu

#bospoli
#mapoli
Full credit to @ScamwellTarly and others who immediately inspired a quick revision to this list!
Also, any day I have a chance to vote for @LydiaMEdwards is a good day

#bospoli
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"We love immigrants, as long as they do it the right way!"

Trump ended #TPS for #ElSalvador on 9/9/19. Extension was granted to 1/20/20--but #TPSElSalvador holders have no proof of this beyond USCIS website, and it's causing all kinds of chaos around here. Cruelty upon cruelty.
So, so tired of hearing #MAGA nation scream at my clients to do things "the right way" as they gleefully watch this administration rip up the very few options they may have had left.
To be clear, #TPS recipients are still in lawful immigration status for the next few months... but a substantial number of them don't actually know that and are now unnecessarily terrified that they are undocumented. Also seeing them (wrongfully) lose jobs, cancel intl travel
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#Boston gave white supremacist thugs obsessed w/exterminationist violence a permit for today's sad #straightprideparade & allowed every overtime-seeking cop in eastern MA to assault us

We need a @BOSCityCouncil investigation to keep this from happening again

#bospoli #defendBOS
@BOSCityCouncil The motives & associations of the organizers and their supporters (well beyond the dumbass #straightpride cover) were easily knowable. If nothing else, Milo has been a reliable Nazi stooge for years now. Why give him a platform, his fans an excuse?

buzzfeednews.com/article/joseph…
@BOSCityCouncil Events like today's are held to (1) give fascists (& fash-curious) a chance to feel comfortable in public & (2) to provoke antifa. That's it. That's all.

How is that a permit? And on one of the city's busiest weekends?
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Tang of pepper spray and sweat in the air as the BPD's honor guard ushers a small army of #straightprideparade trolls down Boylston St. Brass band jams on Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," and it slaps hard. #Antifa keeping the peace.
Just a whole sea of us giving the fash a traditional #Boston welcome

#straightprideparade
This joker is cosplaying "press" and doing everything he possibly can to get someone to assault him. No one's taking him up on it.

#straightprideparade
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A historian has located more than 500 images taken between 1937 and 1938 by the Hungarian photographer Kati Horna who came to Spain during the Spanish Civil War to offer her services to the CNT anarchists and the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) elpais.com/elpais/2019/08…
“Until now, [Kati Horna] was recognized as a photographer and artist but she was taken on by the anarchists in 1937...She never worked for the Republic. She worked for the CNT-FAI and you can’t properly understand the photos without taking her political militancy into account.”
Read more about anarchist women in Spain: during the Spanish Civil War Mujeres Libres fought for women’s rights within CNT, FAI and FIJL and against fascism. Book cover - Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for Emancipation of Women by Martha A. Ackelsberg
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#ADOS
@breakingbrown discussed #Baltimore as recently as last week when there was a weekend of unexplained violence. What’s happening in #Baltimore is not new to #ADOS.
In America, #ADOS are perpetual outsiders; that stops now. We’re not outsiders. Enslavement created the foundations for the economies of the western world by making cotton “King”. #Reparations is the least America can do for our ancestors’ contribution.
Let’s talk about #ADOS cities like #Atlanta where the data paints a picture of a group that has been continually barred from all means of economic advancement, agency, and autonomy. @Bloomberg
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Listen to an excerpt of the audiobook of my new book The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls. I just finished recording it for @BeaconPressBks. It’s coming Sept. 17!
And after I finished recording the audiobook, I went to visit Sekhmet at the MFA pic @rerutled #Boston
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Lights for Liberty #50States #CloseTheCamps
#LightsforLiberty #Lights4Liberty
#NeverAgainIsNow

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In the "very red, very small" town of Anniston #Alabama

#LightsforLiberty #Lights4Liberty
#AL @brookecarbo
@SenDougJones @SenShelby
THREAD #50States
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In the last few months, propelled into the spotlight by far-Right media like InfoWars, a collection of Alt-Right, neo-Nazi, and Proud Boy groups have set their sites on attacking #dragqueenstoryhour - with some groups now even pushing for doxxing parents. itsgoingdown.org/this-week-in-f…
#dragqueenstoryhour is a non-profit of over 35 chapters across the US and made up of volunteers who are trained and given background checks. The goal of the group is to create a space of tolerance and acceptance that they hope will translate into future generations making change.
One volunteer said of the group: “This year we celebrated 50 years of Pride, and knowing that there [are] so many drag queens, to many transgenders, so many lesbians, so many gay people getting killed…just for being who they are…we don’t want that to continue.”
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We are sent to Congress to lead, to legislate and to carry the stories and struggles of those we serve. More on why, with a heavy heart but clear eyes, I voted no last night → bit.ly/2YiE0Du | #MA7 #CloseTheCamps
We should not be criminalizing and vilifying migrant families, especially children and our most vulnerable. #DefundHate #CloseTheCamps
wgbh.org/news/national-…
As the #ATeam mobilizes in #Boston in the name of transit #equity & #affordability, I'm in #ElPaso with the @HispanicCaucus & @HouseDemocrats meeting w/ activists & advocates ahead of touring @CBP facilitates and fighting for the humanity of our immigrant neighbors.
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1/ Today I'm in the #Boston USCIS office trying to--well, more on that in a minute, but I'm trying to do a thing that can only be done in person, and which would have been as easy as walking in and asking for a cashier just a few months ago. Here's how it's gone so far.
2/ USCIS used to offer "Infopass" appointments, a sort of 15-minute slot where you can sit down with an actual USCIS employee to check in on your case, clear up issues, get a stamp in your passport or emergency travel privileges, etc. You could schedule them online

I miss them
3/ Instead of scheduling these #immigration appointments online (or even walking in for emergencies and/or paying fees as I am today) you now have to schedule everything on the phone. This means at least 20 minutes of interminable flute loops before reaching a human.
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Since I’m sitting on the delayed #GreenbushLine, I’ll tell a little story. I’m lucky enough that I have a great job in #Boston, one with flexibility. I can work from home if needed, and I’m not penalized for being late to work. But once upon a time, I worked in retail as (1/6)
a store manager. Over half my staff took the @MBTA to get to and from work. My stock room guy was one of these employees. He was chronically late to work, not because he was a bad employee or didn’t budget enough time, but because he took the #RedLine and it was regularly (2/6)
late. He had to log in and out each day in our POS system, and at one point my regional manager rang me up and said I had to fire him. He had too many late arrivals and was labeled an unreliable worker. I pleaded his case for him. It wasn’t his fault. Here’s a young man (3/6)
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Over 100 residents joined the #Boston CHNA-CHIP Collaborative last night to discuss key assessment findings and vote on community priorities. Thanks to all who were able to attend and provide input for this important process! #BostonCHNA @HealthyBoston @cobth @LisaSWolff
#Boston is richly diverse in terms of financial, racial, ethnic, and linguistic population groups although this diversity is not equally distributed across neighborhood.” - one of the CHNA key data findings
#Boston residents identified a need for more #trauma-informed approaches to care, particularly for children and community of color. #BostonCHNA
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1/ My first client as a solo practitioner shared his name with the protagonist of "1984."

His crime?

Talking to a white woman.

In #Massachusetts.

In 2008.

He was convicted under a weirdass 17-century MA statute, and he was doing 6 months for it when we met.

#mapoli
2/ I was impressed when I first came here to learn that there are still colonial-era laws in effect in the Commonwealth.

Like this one, charged in pertinent part as Accosting & Annoying a Person of the Opposite Sex. Sounds like something you'd be put in stocks for, right?
3/ (Quick footnote:

The law was recently amended to remove reference to "the opposite sex" so that the charge is merely "accosting and annoying a person." This is because making the victim's gender an element of a crime is both highly problematic & blatantly unconstitutional.)
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MONDAY: Actress Felicity Huffman is set to officially plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She'll appear in federal court in #Boston tomorrow afternoon.
When she does plead Guilty, Huffman will become the 4th parent to plead guilty in the #collegeadmissionsscandal.
California CEO Devin Sloane is also set to plead Guilty tomorrow in the same courtroom as Huffman. Sloane conspired to bribe USC’s associate AD to designate his son as a recruit to the USC men’s water polo team, but son did not play water polo. #collegeadmissionsscandal
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1/ Spent the AM listening to @slate's reading of the lowlights of the #MuellerReport. Now waiting my turn watching some of my most disadvantaged neighbors grind through the broken machinery of the #Boston "justice" system.

Sing in me, Muse, of my righteous fucking fury

#bospoli
2/ The #MuellerReport explains in detail how the U.S. President worked to actively obstruct an active and open federal investigation w/o consequence.

Here in the #Boston Municipal Court, a group of young men are about to go to jail for riding dirtbikes on the highway.
3/ The #MuellerReport proves that the Trump campaign was lousy w/Russian contacts, & that the President's son was desperately thirsty for stolen oppo.

Here in the BMC, a DA is explaining to the judge why he needs more time to prosecute a deaf homeless man for a minor drug crime.
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Another major day at the federal courthouse in #Boston for the #CollegeCheatingScandal. Another set of 15 parents are set to appear. This time actresses Felicity Huffman and #LoriLaughlin will have their initial appearances in MA. #7News
Felicity Huffman is accused of paying the mastermind, Rick Singer, $15K for his employee to proctor her oldest daughter's SAT and correct her answers. Prosecutors say her daughter scored a 1420, which was a 400 pt. improvement from her PSAT. #7News
Lori Laughlin and her husband Massimo Giannulli are also charged w/ conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. They're accused of paying $500,000 for their 2 daughters to be designated as recruits to the USC crew team—despite the fact that they did not participate in crew. #7News
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I went into solo practice 12 yrs ago with a goal of founding a non-profit #immigrationlaw org before my 40th bday.

I am proud to announce that the Golden Stairs Imm. Center will be opening its doors in #EastBoston in just a few weeks...

...and that I'll be 39 in June.
Our name honors the "Golden Stairs" new immigrants walked from the docks into #EastBoston seeking freedom from persecution & opportunity for their children. We hope to *be* the stairs helping clients in New England & beyond seek asylum, fight deportation, & keep families together
I'll be posting much more soon, but I just couldn't wait to share the news! We have secured amazing space with very low overhead and can't wait to move in. We hope to have a staff attorney and a place on the immigration court's pro bono list within the next six months.
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1/ Hell yes and 🤘to these two, but (judging from local FB groups) way too many of my white #EastBoston neighbors were basically OK with this actual neo-Nazi "blood and soil" fascist propaganda and we all need to talk about this NOW
2/ Andrew Anglin of the hate site Stormfront has been openly clear that he sees the alt-right/Gamergate/alt-light as ways to normalize hate speech and start to mobilize "normie" conservatives toward white nationalism and a full-on authoritarian state. That's the actual goal.
3/ #EastBoston has always been an insular community with serious racial tensions. This was one of the only places in #Boston where the busing fight was explicitly racist. African-American families were literally firebombed out. Seeing a *lot* of effort to erase this history rn.
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Wow 😮 Two more poorly-informed public officials fall for the false propaganda of a fringe, radical (anti Jewish) group working to demonize #Israel 🇮🇱 & defame, smear the @ADL_National 😩 ☹️ #shameful
FYI @SethAMandel @LegInsurrection @jonathans_tobin @acandidworld
@ADL_National @SethAMandel @LegInsurrection @jonathans_tobin @acandidworld I’ve written extensively about the JVP-spearheaded #DeadlyExchange campaign which blames 🇮🇱 & American 🇺🇸 Jewish orgs for deliberately conspiring to cause harm to minorities in US inner cities. This isn’t legitimate criticism of Israel. It’s straight up #antisemitism 😩 1/
@ADL_National @SethAMandel @LegInsurrection @jonathans_tobin @acandidworld After convincing the Durham City Council to shut down any future exchange between its police 👮 department w/counterparts in 🇮🇱 (& only Israel), JVP and allies have been working 24/7 for their next big municipal win. Now they have two ☹️2/
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Being a democrat does not mean avoiding support of law enforcement. I’m proud of my record and background in support of law enforcement. It’s time to give #seattle cops a contract. @SPOG1952
Once elected I look forward to rebuilding the fractured relationship between #Seattle and our members of @SPOG1952. Afterall, allowing police to focus on enforcement does not mean avoiding accountability.
Lastly, I’ve attended CPC meetings. As we move out of consent decree, I am concerned that an unelected body can scuttle a contract done through collective bargaining. This is not a productive approach and sends a chilling message to labor.
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Aug 15-22, 2018
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1. Ricky Johnston from Las Vegas admitted to receiving over 600 images of toddlers & children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.

#childpornography #childsexabuse #RickyJohnston #projectsafechildhood

justice.gov/usao-nv/pr/las…
2. Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest one of the most prolific dark net drug dealers in the world.
Matthew & Holly Roberts used the darknet marketplace to distribute #fentanyl #oxycodone #heroin #meth & other drugs.

#darknet #silkroad #alphabay
justice.gov/usao-ndoh/pr/o…
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If you're ever up for listening in on what your local Deep State is up to, may I recommend one of my favorite eateries in #Boston: the cafe in the JFK fed. building. Decent, reasonably-priced food with a nice view and plenty of space to relax while waiting for #immigrationcourt
1/ Two VA managers are having a lunch meeting nearby, talking through how to deliver faster/better services to a 94-year-old veteran & review implementation of a new process.

A USCIS officer is having a quick salad before another round of immigration interviews. In + out in 10
2/ Friends, this is your actual "Deep State."

Career public servants who take pride in keeping their agencies on mission and making the best use of tax dollars doing it, no matter the President or policies. Dedication, commitment, and institutional knowledge. We can't lose them.
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