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A1.1: In the US, bail, the release from custody of a person accused of a crime, has become synonymous w/ money bail or cash bail. Once you base decisions on whom to incarcerate on the ability to pay cash bail, you ensure that jails are filled w/ poor ppl. #TheBailTrap
A1.2: #Cashbail drives #massincarceration: pretrial incarceration rates have grown almost 500% since 1970, far more than the growth rate for state & federal prisons.#TheBailTrap #JusticeinCrisis vera.org/publications/f…
A1.3: Money doesn’t equal safety. A system dependent on money means that people who are poor go to jail while people who may pose a credible immediate danger to others but have money go free. #TheBailTrap #JusticeinCrisis
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#USA politicians support #Israel not out of allegiance or the power of lobbyists. Aspects of this support include:

1. Annual >$3b aid packages, with regular supplements & fewer restrictions than aid to other nations
2. Support of governments #Israel likes, such as #Jordan #KSA
#Egypt, regardless of #humanrights abuses
3. Undermining/attacking governments, groups & nations it dislikes: #Iraq #Iran #Lebanon
4. Ignoring obligations to #Palestinians under intl law
5. Allowing "charities" to receive tax-deductible donations used to further #ethniccleansing
in #Palestine.
6. Various state & federal government agencies with preferences to #Israel, such as #police exchanges & subsidized trade delegations.
7. Voting for legislation punishing people who support #BDS, a non-violent advocacy tactic.

Whatever it is that causes #USA
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1/ @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega really disappointed you had this guest on a show peddling controversial theories that weaponize the failures of the #criminaljusticesystem #racism and #massincarceration against survivors of #domesticviolence and #coercivecontrol.
2/#VAWAs failures lie not only in its non-holistic, non-systemic approach to addressing #DV—not as #coercivecontrol and not in coordination with child safety risks, as it should be—but also in its methodology, assumptions, implementation etc. @thetakeaway @tanzinavega
3/Just because #VAWA is flawed doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water. Her theories are dangerous to #survivors and hide its misogynist underpinnings as they center #abuser needs over #survivor and #child #safety, #stability #strength. @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega
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Democrats made the black community an offer they couldn't refuse in the 1960's; end the century-long campaign of sadistic terrorism AND give cradle-to-grave welfare... if they'd vote Democrat. Thus began LBJ's era of #PlantationPolitics – drugs, broken families and re-dependence.
Lyndon B. Johnson, so-called "Master of the Senate", was outmaneuvered by Republicans on the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 & 1960. By desegregating schools in the lawless Democrat south, Eisenhower rallied bipartisan support from northern Democrat senators despite LBJ's vile racism.
John F. Kennedy continued Dwight D. Eisenhower's legacy of Civil Rights until that fateful day when the Bush-owned CIA assassinated our President and a complicit LBJ assumed figurehead power. But it was too late... by 1964, the national momentum was irreversible: veto-proof bill.
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Thank you @EricFlackTV @wusa9 @charlesallen for confirming what we’ve been saying for years. @ChiefNewsham @DCPoliceDept @DCPoliceUnion @USAO_DC @SafeDC @MayorBowser are #GUILTY

#StopMPD #StopFOP #NoNewMPD #DivestFromPolice #DisarmThePolice
#BlackLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter
# of people killed by police in 2018: 264

mappingpoliceviolence.org
Police officer isn’t in the top 10 most dangerous jobs.
Roofer: 4x more dangerous
Sanitation worker: 3.5x
Truck driver: 1.8x

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@MaxEhrenfreund
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