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Giuliani presided over the mass human caging of hundreds of thousands of Black & Latinx people pretrial, deprived of due process, blocked from evidence by prosecutors enabled by state law to withhold it all, & denied the presumption of innocence. All because of their poverty.
“Never in US history!”


“Violations of civil liberties & constitutionally mandated due process” is literally *the* history & present of the United States for non-white, non-privileged people & communities.
For decades in NY (until January 2020 thanks to long overdue reforms) prosecutors were entitled to withhold all critical info, including transcripts, witness statements, police reports, until day of trial. People of accused of crimes were blindfolded.
With mandatory minimums, which Giuliani supports, right to jury trials & hearings on police misconduct disappeared. Risk of going forward too high. 95% of convictions now come from pleas, & less than 5% cases in NYC have hearings. Forget cross examination.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/opi…
If only the majority of people accused of crimes got the kind of rights Giuliani is demanding the president receive. Don’t reject his hypocrisy out of hand. Call for what he’s asking for, but for people who never get it. nytimes.com/2018/09/19/opi…
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