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I’ll just take the opportunity again to point out this horror of American “justice”:

Rape survivors, sex trafficking victims, & witnesses to violent crimes get arrested & jailed for failing to comply with subpoenas until they agree to comply.
“In 2015, a mother of three, was jailed for five days on a $100,000 bond bc the local district attorney obtained a warrant arguing that her detention was necessary to force her to testify against her ex-boyfriend, who was facing charges for abusing her.”motherjones.com/crime-justice/…
“In Hillsboro, Oregon, a Mexican immigrant was jailed for more than two years—nine hundred and five days—to obtain his testimony in a murder case. newyorker.com/news/news-desk…
“A rape victim spent 12 days in jail before making a first court appearance, while a child sex trafficking victim spent 89 days behind bars before she was able to challenge her detention in court.”huffpost.com/entry/prosecut…
We see this in Brooklyn. A few months ago, at 11pm in night court, I saw a young sullen woman in a hoodie walked in court in cuffs by 3 detectives. A witness in an ongoing trial. Judge signed a “material witness” order. Arrested. Caged until she testifies.
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